Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL) are probably the most promising sources for Terahertz wave generation. The key issue especially for double metal QCLs is the extraction and the beam shaping of the emitted power. We propose a solution with a TEM-Horn Antenna and we compare it to the most recently proposed solutions: plasmonic array, Silicon-lens etc. New Terahertz antenna designs will also be presented.
Quantum Cascade Lasers are one the most promising approach for the generation of THz waves and particularly in a double plasmon waveguide topology. Stripline resonators with a quasi-TEM mode are indeed interesting for THz-QCLs thanks to a high confinement factor combined with low losses. However they present two major drawbacks: the first is a poor outcoupling of the radiation, and the second is a...
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