Study on composite photonic crystal patch antenna
Department of Telecommunication, Jiangsu University, 212013, Zhenjiang, P.R. China
2 Department of Physics, Jiangsu University, 212013, Zhenjiang, P.R. China
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Published online: 17 July 2009
The paper investigated a composite photonic crystal patch antenna by using the method of finite difference time domain (FDTD). The results show that there exists a wave resonance state at 2.635 GHz, where the real part of the permittivity and permeability are all negative; its refraction index is –1. The effect has largely enhanced the electromagnetic wave's resonance intensity, and has improved the localized extent of electromagnetic energy obviously in such photonic crystal structure (PBG), resulting in a higher antenna gain, a lower return loss, and a better improvement of the antenna's characteristics. Due to such the advantages, the use of patch antennas can be extended to such fields as mobile communication, satellite communication, aviation, etc.
PACS: 42.25.Bs – Wave propagation, transmission and absorption / 42.70.Qs – Photonic bandgap materials / 84.40.Ba – Antennas: theory, components and accessories
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