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Multifunctional Meander Line Polarizer

By Jian-Cheng Zhang, Ying-Zeng Yin, and Jin-Ping Ma
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 6, 55-60, 2009


A multifunctional meander line polarizer is described. The polarizer is capable of effecting conversions between linear and circular polarization and between left-hand and right-hand circular polarization. It can also cause arbitrary rotation of linear polarization, including converting a wave from horizontal polarization to vertical. The polarizer is analyzed by the spectral domain approach.


Jian-Cheng Zhang, Ying-Zeng Yin, and Jin-Ping Ma, "Multifunctional Meander Line Polarizer," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 6, 55-60, 2009.


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