A High-Temperature Superconducting Bandpass Filter with Microstrip Quarter-Wavelength Spiral Resonators

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A high-temperature superconducting bandpass filter at 408 MHz using microstrip quarter-wavelength spiral resonators is demonstrated. The quarter-wavelength spiral resonators were shorted to ground, as in a combline filter, via a grounding strip that is attached to the box wall by a number of aluminum bonding wires. The introduction of the normal metal wires does not introduce a measurable attenuation. The filter achieves a symmetrical quasi-elliptic characteristic by using two cross-coupling links. The experimental results of the filter are in very good agreement with the simulated ones.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-563
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2006


  • quasi-elliptic, combline, bandpass filter, spiral, quarter-wavelength, superconducting, microstrip