Discovery of Bragg confined hybrid modes with high Q factor in a hollow dielectric resonator

J.G. Le Floch, Michael Tobar, D. Mouneyrac, D. Cros, J. Krupka

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The authors report on observation of Bragg confined mode in a hollow cylindrical dielectric cavity. A resonance was observed at 13.4 GHz with an unloaded Q factor of order 2x10(5), which is more than a factor of 6 above the dielectric loss limit. Previously, such modes have only been realized from pure transverse electric modes with no azimuthal variations and only the E-phi component. From rigorous numeric simulations, it is shown that the mode is a hybrid mode with nonzero azimuthal variations and with dominant E-r and E-phi electric field components and H-z magnetic field component. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)online - approx 5-20pp
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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