Leaky Lens Antenna as Optically Pumped Pulsed THz Emitter

Alessandro Garufo, Paolo Sberna, Giorgio Carluccio, Juan Bueno, Joshua R. Freeman, Nuria Llombart, Edmund H. Linfield, Alexander G. Davies, Andrea Neto

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Optically pumped pulsed THz emitters exploit the transient motion of photo-generated charge carriers in semiconductors, to produce, coupled to micro-antenna, radiated power over a wide bandwidth up to the THz frequencies. The radiation performance of the antenna greatly affects dispersion of the energy spectrum generated by the photoconductive source and if not properly designed it causes low radiated power. This work presents the design, the fabrication process, the electromagnetic and the thermal analyses of a pulsed photoconductive micro-antenna based on the leaky lens antenna concept. This device shows high radiation efficiency over a band ranging from 0.1 to 1.5 THz, thus being a suitable emitter for THz time-domain sensing system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2018
EditorsMasahiko Tani, Toshitaka Idehara
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3809-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventIRMMW-THz 2018: 43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves - Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 9 Sep 201814 Sep 2018
Conference number: 43


ConferenceIRMMW-THz 2018


  • Lenses
  • Principal component analysis
  • Sensors
  • Slot antennas
  • Dispersion
  • Ultra wideband antennas

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