Terahertz on-chip antenna based on metasurface and SIW with stacked layers of resonators on GaAs substrate

Alibakhshikenari, Mohammad, Virdee, Bal Singh, See, Chan, Fishlock, Sam Jeffery, Soin, Navneet, McLaughlin, James, Abd-Alhameed, Raed and Limiti, Ernesto (2019) Terahertz on-chip antenna based on metasurface and SIW with stacked layers of resonators on GaAs substrate. In: 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 4 - 7 August 2019, Incheon, Korea.

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Abstract / Description

This paper presents a 100μm GaAs-based 0.45-0.50 THz on-chip antenna based on metasurface and substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) technologies to realize a high-performance antenna. The antenna design consists of 2×4 array of circular slot resonators embedded in rectangular ground-plane segments in a horizontal arrangement. The ground-plane segments are separated from each other by a narrow channel to create a coplanar waveguide which is used to excite the structure. This antenna structure, which is constructed on GaAs substrate, reduces substrate loss and surface waves. In addition, the metasurface essentially enlarges the effective aperture area of the antenna to enhance the gain and radiation efficiency of the antenna. The dimensions of the metasurface on-chip antenna is 0.8×0.8×0.13 mm3. The antenna exhibits an average gain and efficiency of 6.9dBi and 61.82%, respectively, which makes it a promising candidate for packaging in terahertz components.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: on-chip antenna; metasurface; terahertz; SIW; GaAs layer; resonators; high performances
Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering & allied operations
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Bal Virdee
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021 08:46
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2021 08:46
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6884

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