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A 77-118 GHz resonance-free Septum polarizer
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Paper Abstract

Challenging the conventional bandwidth limit, we design an extremely wide-band circular waveguide septum polarizer, covering 42% bandwidth, from 77 GHz to 118 GHz, without any high-order resonance. The performance of this polarizer has been verified in between 75 GHz and 115 GHz. The Stokes parameters constructed from the measured data show that the leakages from I to Q are below ±2% and the Q U mutual leakage below ±1%. This result removes the major weakness of the septum polarizer and opens up a new domain of astronomical instrumentation for polarization measurement. Despite this polarizer is designed to cover 77-118 GHz, it can be straightforwardly downsized to cover higher frequencies with minor change. The measurement result of a G-band (140-220 GHz) polarizer is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9153, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 91530R (23 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055718
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Yen-Lin Chen, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Hsiao-Feng Teng, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Tzihong Chiueh, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9153:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Wayne S. Holland; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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