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A novel method about 0.14THz power divider based on 3dB directional coupler
Author(s): Xiaoke Kang; Peng Chen; Xianjin Deng; Zhang Chen
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a new method about 0.14THz power divider based on 3 dB directional coupler. As THz device’s dimension is micro-miniature, especially the key structure such as power divider’s, it is extraordinary difficult to fabricate by precise machining. Traditional 3dB directional coupler has 90° electric bridge structure, whose length between coupler slots is only less than 0.5mm. This size nearly cannot bear the machining stress in processing. By means of analyzing the phase relationship between the direction coupler’s branches, it is known that if the length between coupler slots increases only half-wave length’s integermultiple, the phase contrast between branches is still 90°. As a result, the bandwidth is sacrificed. Since the dimension of coupling slot increases, this structure makes precise machining easy, and it has a band width about 10% at least yet. Analysis of simulation result provides the verification. The measured insert loss from 0.133THz to 0.147THz is less than 1dB, and the return loss is less than -20dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8909, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Terahertz Technologies and Applications, 890908 (23 August 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2032636
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaoke Kang, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Peng Chen, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Xianjin Deng, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Zhang Chen, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8909:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Terahertz Technologies and Applications
Marco Rahm; Konstantin Vodopyanov; Wei Shi; Cunlin Zhang, Editor(s)

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