Propagation characteristics of coplanar strips (CPS), balanced transmission line widely used in uniplanar circuits, is investigated with the spectral domain analysis. Besides the conventional coplanar strips mode, an extra surface-wave-like dominant mode can be supported by coplanar strips in lower frequency region. The bound modes evolve into a complex leaky mode in higher frequency region in a similar way to those of coplanar waveguide (CPW). No sharp and deep minima in leakage constants are found after the onset of the leakage, as in the coplanar waveguide case. Furthermore, the physical complex mode disappears in wider strip cases.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1995|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium. Part 1 (of 3) - Orlando, FL, USA|
Duration: 16 May 1995 → 20 May 1995