A diplexer with direct coupled resonant junction

Eugene A. Ogbodo, Felix Ngobigha, Nyangwarimam Obadiah Ali, Sunday Atuba

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Conventionally, diplexers are designed by connecting two filters of different frequencies using a transmission T-line junction which acts as a distribution network serving the individual filters. Here, a novel diplexer has been proposed and designed to utilize a directly coupled resonator as the distribution network. The directly coupled resonator is designed using two square open-loop resonators of the same resonant frequency of 1.95 GHz. Coupling of the two resonators is achieved using a λ/4 transmission line to directly couple them. This process made the resonator pair to possess a dual-mode resonator function, resonating at 1.85 and 2.05 GHz. Two bandpass filters are then designed in the corresponding modes of the resonator pair with 5% fractional bandwidth and coupled accordingly. This technique allowed the resonator pair to contribute to the resonant poles of the diplexer while functioning as the distribution network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1677-1681
Number of pages5
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021


  • diplexer
  • direct coupled resonator
  • resonator pair


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