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Tunable Phase Shifter Based on Few-Layer Graphene Flakes

TitleTunable Phase Shifter Based on Few-Layer Graphene Flakes
Publication TypeArticolo su Rivista peer-reviewed
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsYasir, M., Bistarelli S., Cataldo Antonino, Bozzi M., Perregrini L., and Bellucci S.
JournalIEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
KeywordsBias voltage, Few-layer graphene, Frequency ranges, Graphene, High resistance, Maximum phase, Microwave devices, Phase Change, Phase shifters, Tunable microwave devices, Tunable phase shifters, Voltage-controlled

This letter presents a voltage-controlled tunable phase shifter based on few-layer graphene. The phase shifter consists of a stub-loaded line, composed of a microstrip line with a stub attached to it through a taper and graphene pad. The bias voltage applied to the graphene pad determines a variation of graphene resistance, which eventually causes the phase change. Without any voltage bias, graphene exhibits high resistance, thus isolating the stub and leading to a low phase shift. As the bias voltage is increased, graphene resistance is lowered, the effect of the stub is more pronounced, and the phase shift is increased. A prototype operating in the frequency range from 5 to 6 GHz has been designed and tested. The measured maximum phase shift obtained is 40°, and the corresponding degradation of the insertion loss is 3 dB. © 2018 IEEE.


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