International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves

, Volume 14, Issue 12, pp 2459–2487

Microwave cavity perturbation technique: Part II: Experimental scheme

  • Steve Donovan
  • Olivier Klein
  • Martin Dressel
  • Kàroly Holczer
  • George Grüner


In this paper, the second in a three part series, we describe an experimental scheme used to measure the electrodynamical response of a material in the millimeter wave range of frequency. In particular, with this technique we can directly evaluate the complex conductivity from a measurement ofboth the bandwidth and characteristic frequency of a resonator containing the specimen. We will describe in detail all the technical improvements achieved which provide the required accuracy.


millimeter wave measurement cavity perturbation technique cavity design microwave setup experimental procedure 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve Donovan
    • 1
  • Olivier Klein
    • 1
  • Martin Dressel
    • 1
  • Kàroly Holczer
    • 1
  • George Grüner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Solid State Science CenterUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für FestkörperforschungStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Physics DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge

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