In this paper, a comparison is presented between Bessel beam launchers at millimeter waves based on either a cylindrical standing wave (CSW) or a cylindrical inward traveling wave (CITW) aperture distribution. It is theoretically shown that CITW launchers are better suited for the generation of electromagnetic short pulses because they maintain their performances over a larger bandwidth than those realizing a CSW aperture distribution. Moreover, the wavenumber dispersion of both the launchers is evaluated both theoretically and numerically. To this end, two planar Bessel beam launchers, one enforcing a CSW and the other enforcing a CITW aperture distribution, are designed at millimeter waves with a center operating frequency of f=60GHz and analyzed in the bandwidth 50−70GHz by using an in-house developed numerical code to solve Maxwell’s equations based on the method of moments. It is shown that a monochromatic Bessel beam can be efficiently generated by both the launchers over a wide fractional bandwidth. Finally, we investigate the generation of limited-diffractive electromagnetic pulses at millimeter waves, up to a certain non-diffractive range. Namely, it is shown that by feeding the launcher with a Gaussian short pulse, a spatially confined electromagnetic pulse can be efficiently generated in front of the launcher.
|Titolo:||Comparison between broadband Bessel beam launchers based on either Bessel or Hankel aperture distribution for millimeter wave short pulse generation|
PAVONE, SANTI CONCETTO (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|