The resonance characteristics of whispering gallery modes (WGMs) in parallel-plate type cylindrical dielectric resonators (DRs) are numerically considered to optimise their characteristics for sensing applications. Results for the dependency of the resonant frequency, Q-factor, slow-down factor and electric energy filling factor of the modes on resonator parameters for both isotropic and anisotropic DR are presented. The possible applications of the results for millimeter wave near field nondestructive measurements are discussed.

Meeting Name

Fourth International Kharkov Symposium on Physics and Engineering of Millimeter and Sub-Millimeter Waves, 2001


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Q-Factor; Anisotropic DR; Characteristics Optimisation; Dielectric Resonators; Electric Energy Filling Factor; Electric Field Measurement; Isotropic DR; Millimeter Wave Near Field Nondestructive Measurements; Millimeter Wave Near Field Sensing Applications; Millimetre Wave Devices; Nondestructive Testing; Parallel-Plate Type Cylindrical Dielectric Resonators; Resonance Characteristics; Resonant Frequency; Resonator Parameters; Sensing Applications; Slow-Down Factor; Whispering Gallery Mode Dielectric Resonators; Whispering Gallery Modes

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Jan 2001