Undergrad Research Project - LN resonator-based Passive Filter Design

Spring 2015

Yiyi Zhang
Tamal Mukherjee
Project description

Modern passive filters are usually built by multiple resonators. The goal of this research is to understand the impact of how these resonators should be connected to each other and to supporting reactive elements, to attain both high bandwidth and tunability. We focus on LN resonators to take advantage of their high kt^2, and will explore different topologies of reactive elements (L's and C's) attached to the resonators. The method of this research is to employ circuit simulation and analysis using Cadence. Initially, I am planning on adding combination of reactive elements with the MBVD-modeled resonator for a band-pass filter and later, if time permitting, I can repeat the research process and explore more filter types like band-stop filter.

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