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Full-Wave Analysis of a Nonradiative Dielectric Waveguide with a Pseudochiral Omega Slab

Topa, A. ; Paiva, C. R. ; Barbosa, A.

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques Vol. 46, Nº 9, pp. 1263 - 1269, September, 1998.

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Abstract
This paper presents a new microwave device - a non-radiative dielectric (NRD) waveguide with a dielectric pseudochiral Ù-slab - the Ù-NRD waveguide. A rigorous full-wave analysis is presented and the modal equations for the longitudinal-section magnetic (LSM) and longitudinal-section electric (LSE) modes are derived. The dispersion curves and operational diagrams for the first hybrid LSM modes are presented. The effect of the pseudochiral Ù-medium is discussed. New interesting modal features are revealed, showing that the propagation characteristics may differ considerably from the common isotropic case