Left-handed metamaterials realized by complementary split-ring resonators for RF and microwave circuit applications

  • Sarinya Pasakawee

Student thesis: Phd


A new equivalent circuit of left-handed (LH) microstrip transmission line loaded with Complementary split-ring resonators (CSRRs) is presented. By adding the magnetic coupling into the equivalent circuit, the new equivalent circuit presents a more accurate cutoff frequency than the old one. The group delay of CSRRs applied with microstrip transmission line (TL) is also studied and analyzed into two cases which are passive CSRRs delay line and active CSRRs delay line. In the first case, the CSRRs TL is analyzed. The group delay can be varied and controlled via signal frequency which does not happen in a normal TL. In the active CSRRs delay line, the CSRRs loaded with TL is fixed. The diodes are added to the model between the strip and CSRRs. By observing a specific frequency at 2.03GHz after bias DC voltages from -10V to -20V, the group delay can be moved from 0.6ns to 5.6ns. A novel microstrip filter is presented by embedding CSRRs on the ground plane of microstrip filter. The filter characteristic is changed from a 300MHz narrowband to a 1GHz wideband as well as suppression the occurrence of previous higher spurious frequency at 3.9GHz. Moreover, a high rejection in the lower band and a low insertion loss of
Date of Award1 Aug 2013
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorZhirun Hu (Supervisor)


  • metamaterial
  • Complementary split ring resonators (CSRRs)

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