Capacitively-loaded THz dipole antenna designs with high directivity and high aperture efficiency

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Abstract

Several linearly polarized photoconductive terahertz antenna designs and their performance characteristics are reported. A single capacitively-loaded dipole antenna is introduced first; it has a 12.8 dB directivity, a 11.6 dB realized gain, and a 82% radiation efficiency. By connecting two single capacitively-loaded dipole antennas to form a linear array, higher directivity (14.8 dB), lower sidelobe level (-18 dB) and larger front-to-back-ratio (14 dB) values are achieved. Moreover, by incorporating a meta-film structure as a superstrate of the antenna array, some additional interesting behaviors are achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISAP 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
Pages294-296
Number of pages3
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, ISAP 2013 - Nanjing, China
Duration: Oct 23 2013Oct 25 2013

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Other2013 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, ISAP 2013
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period10/23/1310/25/13

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Zhu, N., & Ziolkowski, R. W. (2013). Capacitively-loaded THz dipole antenna designs with high directivity and high aperture efficiency. In ISAP 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (Vol. 1, pp. 294-296). [6717439]