An Introduction to Microwave Measurements by Ananjan Basu

By Ananjan Basu

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Usually, the phases of C and T are not important, except of course in the special case of C = T. This category is called the hybrid coupler or 3 dB coupler. Further details regarding directional couplers can be found in Pozar (1998). A huge variety of directional couplers are known, and further developments continue to be reported in the literature. 23. In this case, three of the ports are available (two at the left, and the rightmost) and the fourth port is terminated in a matched load. We may assign the numbers 1 to port IN, 2 to port Through, and 3 to port coupled.

Usually it is specified in dB: coupling = –20 log10 |C|. To realize the above properties (specially over a broad frequency range) may be a challenging task, especially if the permissible deviation from ideal values is small. Ideally, |C|2 + |T|2 = 1, but in practice there are losses, and |C|2 + |T|2 < 1. Isolation: The off-diagonal element in any row that is supposed to be 0 will not be 0 in practice. If its value is some I, then –20 log10 |I| is called isolation. Ideally, this should be ∞, but its minimum value in practice (specially over the band of operation) should be significantly higher (in dB) than the coupling.

7° These values are intuitively satisfying: since the whole circuit is much smaller than a wavelength, it may be regarded as a simple connection from input to output, in which case S11 = S22 = 0 and S12 = S21 = 1. The result is not very different, and we would expect a similar result for a different R as well. 46∠24° The reason for the difference is that the simulator does not start from voltages and currents. Instead, it starts from incident and reflected waves, 18 An Introduction to Microwave Measurements so evidently some assumption has to be made regarding the transmission lines on which these waves exist.

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