Radiation Pattern Characterization of Terahertz Photoconductive Antennas Using Time-Domain Spectroscopy System

Elmabruk K., Demir K., ŞAHİN A. B., ALTAN H., ÜNLÜ M.

IEEE-Antennas-and-Propagation-Society International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation / USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Massachusetts, United States Of America, 8 - 13 July 2018, pp.813-814 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.813-814
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents the radiation pattern characterization of terahertz photoconductive antennas using a new technique. The proposed technique is implemented using a modified terahertz time domain spectroscopy by applying a full mapping of the THz beam. The proposed method was also compared with analytical methods and numerical solvers. The comparison of the measured results with that of the simulations shows a half-power beam width error of 1.5. and an optical path difference error of 8%. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time terahertz time domain spectroscopy system is used to characterize the radiation pattern of terahertz photoconductive antennas.