The development at 1.9 THz of a microlens antenna consisting of a leaky-wave waveguide feeding and a silicon microlens is presented in this paper. The antenna has excellent performances compared to horn antennas and can be fabricated entirely using silicon micromachining. Two antenna prototypes were developed: one with a 2.6-mm-diameter microlens and a directivity of 33.2 dB and the other with a 6.35-mm-diameter microlens and a directivity of 41.2 dB. Both prototypes were fabricated and measured, obtaining good agreements with simulations. The fabrication, assembly, and measurement process are explained and detailed in this paper.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2017|
- leaky-wave terahertz (THz)
- shallow lens
- submillimeter wave