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Fast and accurate simulations of transmission-line metamaterials using transmission-matrix method

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Author(s): Ma Hui | Cui Tie | Chin Jessie | Cheng Qiang

Journal: PMC Physics B
ISSN 1754-0429

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 10;
Date: 2008;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Abstract Recently, two-dimensional (2D) periodically L and C loaded transmission-line (TL) networks have been applied to represent metamaterials. The commercial Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS) is a commonly-used tool to simulate the TL metamaterials. However, it takes a lot of time to set up the TL network and perform numerical simulations using ADS, making the metamaterial analysis inefficient, especially for large-scale TL networks. In this paper, we propose transmission-matrix method (TMM) to simulate and analyze the TL-network metamaterials efficiently. Compared to the ADS commercial software, TMM provides nearly the same simulation results for the same networks. However, the model-process and simulation time has been greatly reduced. The proposed TMM can serve as an efficient tool to study the TL-network metamaterials. PACS Codes: 41.20.Jb

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