Microwave Circuit: Quadrature Coupler

In summary, The problem is about designing a matched coupler with 6 dB coupling at port 3 from port 1, while also considering the isolation between port 4 and port 1. The values of the characteristic impedances and power division are assumed to be arbitrary in the analysis.
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Homework Statement


Assume that the transmission lines are lossless (hence all characteristic impedances are real).

I am told that there is 6 dB coupling at port 3 from port 1. We are supposed to design the coupler to be matched at port 1.

Is port 4 still isolated from port 1?
Would this not depend on the values that I chose to use for the characteristic impedances? Normally when this type of problem is being analyzed it is assumed that port 4 is isolated and that b4=0. However, the way that it is being asked here leads me to believe that this cannot be assumed in this problem, which makes confuses me as to the analysis.

We are to assume arbitrary power division a=P2/P3.

I am a little confused by this problem.
 
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I figured it out. Thanks
 

Related to Microwave Circuit: Quadrature Coupler

1. What is a quadrature coupler?

A quadrature coupler is a type of microwave circuit that is used to split an input signal into two output signals that are 90 degrees out of phase with each other. It is commonly used in communication systems and radar applications.

2. How does a quadrature coupler work?

A quadrature coupler uses a combination of transmission lines and reactive components to create a phase difference between the two output signals. This is achieved by controlling the impedance and length of the transmission lines and the values of the reactive components.

3. What are the advantages of using a quadrature coupler?

One of the main advantages of a quadrature coupler is its ability to generate two output signals that are precisely 90 degrees out of phase with each other. This makes it useful in applications where phase difference is critical, such as in quadrature modulators and demodulators. It also has a compact design and low insertion loss, making it a cost-effective solution for many microwave systems.

4. What are some common applications of quadrature couplers?

Quadrature couplers are commonly used in communication systems, such as cellular networks and satellite communications, to generate in-phase and quadrature signals. They are also used in radar systems for phase shifting and beamforming. In addition, they can be found in test and measurement equipment for signal analysis and calibration.

5. Can a quadrature coupler be used in other frequency ranges?

While quadrature couplers are most commonly used in microwave frequencies, they can also be designed for use in other frequency ranges, such as RF or millimeter-wave frequencies. The design parameters and components may vary, but the basic principle of generating two output signals with a 90-degree phase difference remains the same.

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