Reduction of orbital angular momentum radio beam divergence using a 3D printed planar graded index lenses

B. Allen, T. D. Drysdale, S. Zhang, D. Isakov, A. Tennant, W. Whittow, C. Stevens, J. Vardaxoglou, J. Coon

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Abstract

This paper shows that the range of an Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) radio link can be at least doubled by using a 3D graded index lens to reduce beam divergence. This is a major step towards realizing practical high capacity OAM radio links using cheap, compact and light weight lenses.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Apr 201813 Apr 2018

Conference

Conference12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/04/1813/04/18

Keywords

  • 3D printed lens
  • Antenna arrays
  • Orbital angular momentum radio

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