quarter-wave transformer


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quarter-wave transformer

[′kwȯrd·ər ‚wāv tranz′fȯr·mər]
(electromagnetism)
A section of transmission line approximately one quarter-wavelength long, used for matching a transmission line to an antenna or load. Also known as quarter-wave matching section.
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In our work, however, the sample is a double-layered dielectric sandwiched between two Teflon quarter-wave transformers, backed by a metal plate.
The design uses two quarter-wave transformers to match the split ports to the common port at the center frequency.
The leakage signal can be further reduced by using a number of chip capacitors and quarter-wave transformers, as shown in Figure 10.