A novel 0.3-0.31 THz GaAs-based transceiver with on-chip slotted metamaterial antenna based on SIW technology

Alibakhshikenari, Mohammad, Virdee, Bal Singh, See, Chan, Abd-Alhameed, Raed, Falcone, Francisco and Limiti, Ernesto (2019) A novel 0.3-0.31 THz GaAs-based transceiver with on-chip slotted metamaterial antenna based on SIW technology. In: IEEE Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC), 10-13 December 2019, Singapore.

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Abstract / Description

This paper presents a novel on-chip antenna with fully integrated 0.3-0.31 THz transceiver is implemented on 0.5μm GaAs substrate, and comprises a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), a buffer amplifier, a modulator stage, a power-amplifier, a frequency-tripler, and an on-chip antenna. The proposed on-chip antenna design is based on metamaterial (MTM) slots and substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) technologies. The SIW antenna operates as a high-pass filter and an on-chip radiator to suppress the unwanted harmonics and radiate the desired signal, respectively. Dimensions of the on-chip antenna are 2×1×0.0006 mm3. The proposed on-chip antenna has an average radiation gain and efficiency of >1.0 dBi and ~55%, respectively. The transceiver provides an average output power of -15 dBm over 0.3-0.31 THz, which is suitable for near-field active imaging applications at terahertz region.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: on-chip antenna, metamaterial, terahertz (THz), substrate integrated waveguide (SIW), transceiver, Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) substrate, longitudinal and transverse slot arrays
Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering & allied operations
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Bal Virdee
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 12:08
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 12:08
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5702


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