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Terahertz QC-lasers and active metamaterial antennas
Author(s): Benjamin S. Williams; Philip Hon; Amirali Tavallaee; Tatsuo Itoh; QiSheng Chen
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Paper Abstract

Terahertz quantum cascade (QC) lasers are well suited for the exploration of active metamaterial concepts in the terahertz frequency range. Terahertz composite right/left handed (CRLH) transmission line metamaterials can be integrated with quantum cascade laser gainmaterial in order to compensate for losses, and enable laser waveguides with new functionality. In particular, we consider the use of metamaterial transmission lines as travelling wave antennas. After presenting the characteristics of a 2.5 THz quantum-cascade laser, calculated radiation characteristics and beam patterns for a leaky-wave antenna based upon a balanced 1D CRLH transmission line waveguide are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8031, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III, 80310K (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883583
Show Author Affiliations
Benjamin S. Williams, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Philip Hon, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Amirali Tavallaee, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Tatsuo Itoh, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
QiSheng Chen, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8031:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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