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Band Gap Analysis of a Photonic Crystal

This model investigates the wave propagation in a photonic crystal that consists of GaAs pillars placed equidistant from each other. The distance between the pillars determines a relationship between the wave number and the frequency of the light, which prevents light of certain wavelengths propagating inside the crystal structure. This frequency range is called the photonic bandgap. There are ...

Detecting the Orientation of a Metallic Cylinder Embedded in a Dielectric Shell

A metallic cylindrical rod is hidden inside a spherical dielectric shell and its orientation is unknown. By studying the polarization-dependent scattered field of a cylindrical object and performing a parametric sweep as a function of polarization angle, the rod is detected for the polarization angle where the scattered field is highest. The model uses a linearly polarized plane wave for the ...

Car Windshield Antenna Effect on a Cable Harness

Modern cars have rear-windshield FM antennas to play FM radio. The radiation emitted from an antenna induces an electric current on the outer surface of any cable harnesses in the car, which can have negative effects. This model uses the RF Module to compute the far-field radiation pattern of the antenna, by enclosing the car in perfectly matched layers separated by an air domain. The electric ...

Notch Filter Using a Split Ring Resonator

A split ring resonator (SRR) has a band-stop frequency response that rejects a certain range of frequency. This type of SRR structure is popularly used as a resonator itself and can be combined periodically to build artificial meta-materials. In this model, a printed SRR on a dielectric substrate is coupled to a microstrip line. The entire circuit behaves as a notch (band-stop) filter, which ...

Optimizing a Birdcage Coil to Improve MRI Imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems generate a magnetic flux density (B-field) to create images. Providing a homogeneous field distribution within a birdcage coil is a key factor for improving the quality of the scanned data. A homogeneous magnetic field can be found through quadrature excitation, in combination with the appropriate number of lumped elements. In this model, the magnetic ...

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