Design of an efficient 900 GHz antenna in standard CMOS technology for imaging arrays

M. Perenzoni, D. Cavallo

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This paper describes and addresses the challenges that are encountered while designing a 900 GHz antenna for FET detectors using a standard submicron CMOS technology. The reduced metal stack, the problem of surface waves and technology-related rules are taken into account in order to properly design an efficient antenna, with the objective to couple it to field-effect transistor (FET) detectors in a focal-plane array configuration. Simulations on a 0.15-μm standard CMOS technology show that up to 58% efficiency with responsivity in the several kV/W range can be achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015
EditorsL.M. Correia
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-8-8907-0185-6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventEuCAP 2015: 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 13 May 201517 May 2015


ConferenceEuCAP 2015

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  • antenna
  • CMOS
  • imaging
  • self-mixing
  • terahertz


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