Microwave and thz applications of ferroelectrics and multiferroics
Conference contribution, 2010
Ferroelectrics and multiferroics are materials of choice when it comes to development of agile microwave components. Due to the reach variety of physical properties (tunable dielectric, acoustic, optical, magnetic) they offer integration possibility of multiple microwave functionalities on a single substrate. Excellent dielectric properties of these materials allow high power handling capability, low controlling power consumption. The agile microwave components based on them are characterized by fast (sub-nanosecond) tuning speeds and high reliability. The full industrial scale exploitation of these advantages is a matter of time. © 2010 IEEE.