Toward a terahertz quasi-optical vector network analyzer

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Abstract

We propose the design of a quasi-optical directional coupler toward the implementation of the first quasi-optical terahertz (THz) vector network analyzer (VNA). With the proper use of lenses and splitters, we design a quasi-optical topology that isolates the reference from the measured signal. This configuration could pave the way for the first true THz VNA by implementing standard photonic-based THz sources and detectors. The quasi-optical topology is simulated at 300-400 GHz and the numerical results show a first proof of concept of the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1511-1512
Number of pages2
Volume2017-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538632840
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2017Jul 14 2017

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/9/177/14/17

Keywords

  • Quasi-optical
  • Terahertz measurements
  • Vector network analyzer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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