OSA's Digital Library

Chinese Optics Letters

Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 6, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2008
  • pp: 54–56

Influence of substrate process tolerances on transmission characteristics of frequency-selective surface

He Zhang, Jun Lu, Guancheng Sun, and Hongliang Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 54-56 (2008)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (413 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

  • Export Citation/Save Click for help


Frequency-selective surface (FSS) is a two-dimensional periodic structure consisting of a dielectric substrate and the metal units (or apertures) arranged periodically on it. When manufacturing the substrate, its thickness and dielectric constant suffer process tolerances. This may induce the center frequency of the FSS to shift, and consequently influence its characteristics. In this paper, a bandpass FSS structure is designed. The units are the Jerusalem crosses arranged squarely. The mode-matching technique is used for simulation. The influence of the tolerances of the substrate's thickness and dielectric constant on the center frequency is analyzed. Results show that the tolerances of thickness and dielectric constant have different influences on the center frequency of the FSS. It is necessary to ensure the process tolerance of the dielectric constant in the design and manufacturing of the substrate in order to stabilize the center frequency.

© 2008 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films

He Zhang, Jun Lu, Guancheng Sun, and Hongliang Xiao, "Influence of substrate process tolerances on transmission characteristics of frequency-selective surface," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 54-56 (2008)

Sort:  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. T. K. Wu, Frequency Selective Surface and Grid Array (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1995).
  2. H. Liu, H. Cheng, Z. Chu, and Y. Cao, Mater. Rev. (in Chinese) 19, (9) 30 (2005).
  3. H. Wang, M. Lü, and Z. Wu, J. Infrared Millim. Waves (in Chinese) 24, 27 (2005).
  4. X. Hou, W. Wan, M. Tong, and C. Gong, J. Electron. (in Chinese) 22, 871 (2000).
  5. C. C. Chen, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 18, 627 (1970).
  6. S. Li, J. Lu, and Z. Liu, J. Northeast Normal University (in Chinese) 36, 57 (2004).

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited