Quasi-optical imaging performance of THz focal plane array antennas

Georgios C. Trichopoulos, Kubilay Sertel

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Abstract

We develop a hybrid approach for computing the system-level imaging performance of THz focal plane arrays (FPAs). We use the full-wave moment method to analyze the performance of THz FPA antennas. Antenna topology is optimized for impedance matching with the integrated THz sensors and pattern matching to external optical components. The effects of the quasi-optical lens train are accounted for using the paraxial wave approximation. Here, we consider a simple reverse microscope configuration using a THz FPA situated conformally behind an extended-hemispherical silicon lens. In order to properly form the image, an objective lens is also used. Here, we demonstrate the system-level THz imaging performance of the reverse microscope THz FPA camera using the hybrid fullwave/paraxial-propagation approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Symposiumon Antennas and Propagation, APSURSI 2012 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2012 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2012Jul 14 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
ISSN (Print)1522-3965

Other

OtherJoint 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2012
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/8/127/14/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Trichopoulos, G. C., & Sertel, K. (2012). Quasi-optical imaging performance of THz focal plane array antennas. In 2012 IEEE International Symposiumon Antennas and Propagation, APSURSI 2012 - Proceedings [6349128] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)). https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2012.6349128