We report experimental radiation pattern measurements of a transverse electromagnetic horn antenna at the millimetric/sub-millimetric frontier (280-350 GHz). The antenna is fed by a monolithically integrated uni-travelling-carrier photodiode illuminated by an optical beatnote (photomixing) at 1.55 μm. The detection is performed using an electronic sub-harmonic mixer and the whole characterization...
We report the continuous wave generation delivered by on ion-irradiated In0.53Ga0.47As photomixers coupled to transverse-electromagnetic-horn antenna using two lasers operating at ~1.55 μm wavelength. Output powers up to 0.1 μW at 700 GHz have been achieved. The output power in a regime of Ohmic transport or recombination-limited transport is analyzed.
A TEM horn antenna is integrated with a uni-travelling-carrier photodiode. Its radiation pattern is measured from 280 to 540 GHz thanks to a 1.55 μm photomixing set-up and a sub-harmonic mixer. The direction the main lobe shifts to a lower incidence when the frequency is increased.
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