Abstract

The focusing properties of chirped diffraction gratings have long been studied and often used in applications at optical frequencies. Chirped metallic gratings of this type have also been studied theoretically at microwave frequencies, but no attempt has been made to experimentally examine or utilize the focusing properties of these structures at microwave frequencies. This thesis presents an experimental analysis of the focusing properties of chirped metallic gratings. These gratings are designed to focus electromagnetic energy at a predetermined position by varying strip width and spacing as a function of position. The diffraction gratings are characterized, and experimentally measured results are compared to theoretical data.

Graduation Date

1992

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Christodoulou, Christos G.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Program

Electrical Engineering

Format

PDF

Language

English

Rights

Written permission granted by copyright holder to the University of Central Florida Libraries to digitize and distribute for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0011931

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