Quasi-Reflectionless Filters Using Simple Coupled Line and T-Shaped Microstrip Structures

Kai Da Xu, Sen Lu, Ying Jiang Guo, Qiang Chen

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In this paper, two simple structures, i.e., coupled line and T-shaped microstrip structures, are used to construct four types of quasi-reflectionless (QR) filters, including single-and two-port QR bandpass filters (BPFs) and bandstop filters (BSFs). First, the characteristics of the coupled line and T-shaped microstrip structures are analyzed in details using each two electrical parameters. Then, the single-port QR BPF and BSF are designed using duplexer architectures formed by these two simple structures. Subsequently, the two-port QR BPF and BSF are constructed through loading an additional absorption channel near the output port based on the architectures of single-port QR filters. The relations between the fractional bandwidth (FBW) of each type of QR filters and 3-dB FBWs of the two simple structures are provided, which give a guidance of the QR filter design with desired specifications. Moreover, a brief design procedure for the proposed QR filters is summarized. Finally, to validate the feasibility of the proposed approach, two proof-of-concept microstrip prototypes of the two-port QR filters are fabricated, whose simulations and measurements agree well with each other. This work will facilitate the design of QR filters with different desired specifications and simplify their design procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-63
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Bandpass filter
  • bandstop filter
  • coupled line structure
  • quasi-absorptive filter
  • quasi-reflectionless filter
  • T-shaped microstrip structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation


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