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 study of a 372 GHz higher order mode input coupler

Garner, Jason R. and Zhang, Liang and Donaldson, Craig R. and Cross, Adrian W. and He, Wenlong (2016) Design study of a 372 GHz higher order mode input coupler. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 63 (8). pp. 3284-3290. ISSN 0018-9383

[img]
Preview
Text (Garner-etal-TED-2016-design-study-of-a-372-ghz-higher-order-mode-input-coupler)
Garner_etal_TED_2016_design_study_of_a_372_ghz_higher_order_mode_input_coupler.pdf
Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (1MB)| Preview

    Abstract

    The design of a higher order mode  (HOM) input coupler for a low-THz gyrotron travelling wave amplifier (gyro-TWA) is presented. A two-branch waveguide coupler based on the even distribution of incident power is designed to couple the rectangular TE10 mode to the circular TE61 mode. The optimised tapered waveguide input coupler achieved an operating frequency range of 359 – 385 GHz, equating to a bandwidth of 7%. A prototype waveguide coupler scaled to W-band (75GHz to 110GHz) was manufactured. Vector Network Analyser (VNA) measured return loss of the HOM coupler is shown to be < 10dB at 90 – 96 GHz. A transmission and phase measurement is presented to analyse TE61 mode conversion in the coupler.