A systematic study of varying reference phase in the design of circular fresnel zone plate antennas

Sara M. Stout-Grandy, Aldo Petosa, Igor V. Minin, Oleg V. Minin, Jim Wright

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A circular Fresnel zone plate antenna was simulated using a finite difference time domain software to study the effect of changing the reference phase from the standard 0° to any value between 0° and 180°. Several prototypes were built to validate the simulations using four different focal-length-to-diameter (F/D) ratios. It was found that a significant improvement in the level of the first sidelobe, up to about 9 dB according to the simulations, could be achieved without sacrificing gain or cross-polarization levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3629-3637
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Fresnel zone plate lens antennas
  • Sidelobe level control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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