Lens or resonator? Electromagnetic behavior of an extended hemielliptic lens for a sub-millimeter-wave receiver

Authors

  • Artem V. Boriskin,

    1. Department of Computational Electromagnetics, Institute of Radio-Physics and Electronics, National Academy of Sciences, Kharkov 61085, Ukraine
    2. Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, 06533 Ankara, Turkey
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  • Alexander I. Nosich,

    1. Department of Computational Electromagnetics, Institute of Radio-Physics and Electronics, National Academy of Sciences, Kharkov 61085, Ukraine
    2. George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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  • Svetlana V. Boriskina,

    1. George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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  • Trevor M. Benson,

    1. George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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  • Phillip Sewell,

    1. George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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  • Ayhan Altintas

    1. Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, 06533 Ankara, Turkey
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Abstract

The behavior of a 2D model of an extended hemielliptic silicon lens of a size typical for THz applications is accurately studied for the case of a plane E-wave illumination. The full-wave analysis of the scattering problem is based on the Muller's boundary integral-equations (MBIE) that are uniquely solvable. A Galerkin discretization scheme with a trigonometric basis leads to a very efficient numerical algorithm. The numerical results related to the focusability of the lens versus its rear-side extension and the angle of the plane-wave incidence, as well as near-field profiles, demonstrate strong resonances. Such effects can change the principles of optimal design of lens-based receivers. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Microwave Opt Technol Lett 43: 515–518, 2004; Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI 10.1002/mop.20520

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