Eigenvalue description of the quarter wave plate

J. Helszajn

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The eigenvalue description is the most complete description of any symmetrical network. The purpose of this short paper is to give the eigenvalue description of the classic quarter wave plate. This may be done by starting from either its matrix description or a knowledge of its eigenvalues or eigen-networks. It is done here by recognising that the eigen-networks of this device may be deduced by applying electric and magnetic walls in all combinations to the circuit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalIEE Proceedings H: Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1992


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