High-performance 50μm Silicon-based on-chip antenna with high port-to-port isolation for THz integrated systems

Alibakhshikenari, Mohammad, Virdee, Bal Singh, See, Chan, Fishlock, Sam Jeffery, Soin, Navneet, McLaughlin, James, Abd-Alhameed, Raed and Limiti, Ernesto (2019) High-performance 50μm Silicon-based on-chip antenna with high port-to-port isolation for THz integrated systems. In: 13th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, 16-21 September 2019, Rome, Italy.

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Abstract / Description

A novel 50μm Silicon-based on-chip antenna is presented that combines metamaterial (MTM) and substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) technologies for integration in THz circuits operating from 0.28 to 0.30 THz. The antenna structure comprises a square patch antenna implemented on a Silicon substrate with a ground-plane. Embedded diagonally in the patch are two T-shaped slots and the edges of the patch is short-circuited to the ground-plane with metal vias, which convert the structure into a substrate integrated waveguide. This structure reduces loss resulting from surface waves and Silicon dielectric substrate. The modes in the structure can be excited through two coaxial ports connected to the patch from the underside of the Silicon substrate. The proposed antenna structure is essentially transformed to exhibit metamaterial properties which enlarges the effective aperture area of the miniature antenna and significantly enhances its impedance bandwidth and radiation characteristics between 0.29 THz to 0.3 THz. It has an average gain and efficiency of 4.5dBi and 65.32%, respectively. In addition, it is a self-isolated structure with high isolation of better than 30dB between the two ports. The on-chip antenna has dimensions of 800×800×60 μm.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: metamaterial (MTM) technology; substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) technology; THz circuits
Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering & allied operations
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Bal Virdee
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 15:15
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 08:27
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5331


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