Photoconductive antennas (PCAs) are used for imaging and sensing applications because of their ability to radiate short pulses with large bandwidths in the THz regime. The characterization of PCAs has previously been done using a time-domain Norton equivalent circuit. Thanks to a recent contribution, the size of the excited photoconductive area of PCAs that results in an impedance match with the antenna can be determined analytically using only the available optical power and the material parameters of the photoconductor. Through the impedance matching, the radiated THz power is maximized. These insights are used for the dimensioning of a wide-band photoconductive connected array to be used in the low THz band, excited by a high power laser (∼1W).
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the 2023 48th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz)
|Number of pages
|Published - 2023
|2023 48th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz) - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 17 Sept 2023 → 22 Sept 2023
Conference number: 48th
|2023 48th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz)
|17/09/23 → 22/09/23
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