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Optical Engineering

Design, fabrication, and measurement of frequency-selective surfaces
Author(s): Maurizio Bozzi; Luca Perregrini; Jochen Weinzierl; Carsten Winnewisser
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes theoretical analysis, fabrication techniques, and measurement results for frequency-selective surfaces operating in the millimeter and submillimeter wave region. The analysis is based on the method of moments with entire domain basis functions, obtained by the boundary-integral - resonant-mode-expansion method. This method is particularly efficient and applies to the analysis of thick metal screens perforated periodically with arbitrarily shaped apertures. Three fabrication techniques are discussed and applied: photolithographic etching, galvanizing growth, and milling. Prototypes obtained with the different fabrication techniques are presented. Finally, measurements of the frequency response of the prototypes are presented, based on a new spectroscopic tool called terahertz time-domain spectroscopy. In all cases, the measurement data fit very well with the simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 39(8) doi: 10.1117/1.1305261
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 39, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Maurizio Bozzi, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
Luca Perregrini, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
Jochen Weinzierl, Univ. of Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Carsten Winnewisser, Univ. of Freiburg (Germany)


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