Compound field integral equation approach for analyzing quasi-waveguide structures

Laleh Golestanirad*, Michael Mattes, Juan R. Mosig

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In this article, a compound field integral equation approach has been applied to analyze the problem of quasi-waveguide structures, that is, structures consisting of a main waveguide with a constant cross section that may bear an arbitrary number of printed circuits backed by dielectric substrates. A detailed mathematical procedure is described to retrieve modal scattering parameters conventionally defined in planar multilayered structures excited by wave ports. In the case that the structure as well as the excitation holds symmetry requirements, simplifications may be applied to considerably improve the usage of computational resources. Formulations providing the theoretical background for applying symmetry conditions have also been developed in the context of this work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2181-2186
Number of pages6
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Integral equation
  • Method of moments
  • Multilayered media
  • Scattering parameters
  • Symmetry
  • Waveguide filters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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