Measurements of a meta-atom integrated with a low noise amplifier into the split-ring resonator are presented. A comparison is made between baseline meta-atoms and one integrated with a GaAs low noise amplifier. S-parameter measurements in a RF strip-line show the resonant frequency location. The resonance null is more prominent for the integrated meta-atom. Biasing the low noise amplifier from 0 to 7 VDC showed that the resonant null improved with biasing voltage. As the biasing voltage increases, the transmission null reduced from -11.82 to -23.21 dB for biases from 0 to 7 VDC at resonant frequency.
Langley, Derrick; Coutu, Ronald A. Jr.; and Collins, Peter J., "Low-Loss Meta-Atom for Improved Resonance Response" (2012). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 336.
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