This paper describes a new design strategy which is used to obtain a fivefold increase in the 3 dB axial ratio bandwidth of linear to circular polarization convertors based on anisotropic frequency selective surfaces composed of single screens of cross slots. The performance improvement is obtained by employing stratified dielectric media to carefully tailor the shape of the TE and TM spectral transmission responses. We demonstrate that a bandwidth of 24.5% can be achieved at a center operating frequency of 10.6 GHz using an array of unequal length cross-slots embedded centrally between two 2.25 mm thick dielectric slabs (εr = 9.0). Moreover it is shown that the inherent self-filtering behavior of the structure provides greater rejection of unwanted signals than designs embedded in lower permittivity material. Computed and experimental axial ratio results are compared to verify the new design methodology
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