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Split frequencies and susceptances of the three port junction circulator from an experimental determination of the complex gyrator circuit.

  The adjustment of the classic three port circulator involves an in-phase eigen-network and a pair of split counter-rotating ones. The purpose of this paper is to use some recent relationships to experimentally extract the split susceptances of the counter-rotating immittances and the susceptance slope parameter of the junction by having recourse to a 1-port measurement of its complex gyrator circuit. This is done under the assumption that the in-phase eigen-network of the junction may be idealized by an electric wall. The split frequencies of the counter-rotating eigen-networks of the circulator may also be deduced from this characterization and are in good agreement, under the same assumption, with those derived from 1-port measurements on a terminated circulator. The latter arrangement does not, however, allow the split susceptances of the counter-rotating eigen-networks to be deduced.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 September 2008

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    IEEE

  • DOI:

    10.1109/TMTT.2008.2003136

  • ISSN:

    0018-9480

  • Library of Congress:

    TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    621.3 Electrical & electronic engineering

Citation

Helszajn, J., Sharp, J. & Mackay, M. (2008). Split frequencies and susceptances of the three port junction circulator from an experimental determination of the complex gyrator circuit. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 56, 2213-2220. doi:10.1109/TMTT.2008.2003136. ISSN 0018-9480

Keywords

Circulators; non-reciprocal devices; eigenvalues; characterization; complex gyrator;

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