Picture of UK Houses of Parliament

Leading national thinking on politics, government & public policy through Open Access research

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content by researchers in the School of Government & Public Policy, based within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Research here is 1st in Scotland for research intensity and spans a wide range of domains. The Department of Politics demonstrates expertise in understanding parties, elections and public opinion, with additional emphases on political economy, institutions and international relations. This international angle is reflected in the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) which conducts comparative research on public policy. Meanwhile, the Centre for Energy Policy provides independent expertise on energy, working across multidisciplinary groups to shape policy for a low carbon economy.

Explore the Open Access research of the School of Government & Public Policy. Or explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research...

Design and measurement of a polarization convertor based on truncated circular waveguide

Zhang, Liang and Donaldson, Craig and He, Wenlong (2012) Design and measurement of a polarization convertor based on truncated circular waveguide. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 45 (34). ISSN 0022-3727

Full text not available in this repository.Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

A polarization convertor based on a truncated circular waveguide is studied. It is simple to make and suitable for operating in the low terahertz frequency range. The bandwidth, machining tolerance and the nonlinear taper, used to reduce microwave reflection, are discussed. A W-band truncated polarization convertor was fabricated and its microwave properties were measured. An averaged transmission loss of −0.3 dB and a reflection of −30 dB were measured, which are in good agreement with the analytical calculation and numerical simulation presented in this paper.