A Novel Tunable Planar Isolator with Serrated Microstrip Structure

Jing Wu, M. Li, X. Yang, S. Beguhn, Nian X. Sun
2012 IEEE transactions on magnetics  
A novel type of tunable isolator was presented, which was based on a polycrystalline yttrium iron garnet (YIG) slab loaded on a planar periodic serrated microstrip transmission line that generated circular rotating magnetic field. The direction of circular polarization inside the YIG slab with a DC magnetic bias perpendicular to the transmission line was proved to be opposite, RHCP for forward and LHCP for backward transmission. The non-reciprocal ferromagnetic resonance absorption leads to
more » ... 19 dB isolation and < 3.5 dB insertion loss at 13.5 GHz with 4 kOe bias magnetic field applied perpendicular to the feed line. Furthermore, the tunable resonant frequency of 4 13.5 GHz was obtained for the isolator with the tuning magnetic bias field 0.8 kOe 4 kOe. The proposed serrated microstrip isolator prototype should have many applications in RF front and other microwave circuits. Index Terms-Ferromagnetic resonance frequency, serrated microstrip isolator, tunable reconfigurable RF systems, tunable isolator, yttrium iron garnet.
doi:10.1109/tmag.2012.2195303 fatcat:b6evpblczjawzfs6je7btu2mhu