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In this paper, a systematic design of Fabry-Perot cavity antennas based on leaky waves is proposed in the THz range. The use of different topologies for the synthesis of homogenized metasurfaces shows that a specific fishnetlike unit cell is particularly suitable for the design of efficient THz radiating devices. Accurate full-wave simulations highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed geometries, thoroughly considering the bounds dictated by technological constraints and the homogenization limit as well. The radiative performance of different designs for achieving theoretical directivities ranging from 15 to 30 dB is evaluated with reliable analytical and numerical methods, and completely validated with full-wave simulations. The relevant results corroborate the proposed systematic design, consolidating the validity and the usefulness of the leaky-wave approach, well established at microwave …
Publication date: 
1 Mar 2018

Walter Fuscaldo, Silvia Tofani, Dimitrios C Zografopoulos, Paolo Baccarelli, Paolo Burghignoli, Romeo Beccherelli, Alessandro Galli

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Volume: 66 Issue: 3 Pages: 1169-1178
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation