Compensating the effects of DC bias lines on terahertz photomixer antennas using resistively loaded lines

Yilmaz A., Unlu M.

JOURNAL OF INFRARED AND MILLIMETER WAVES, cilt.34, sa.4, ss.420-426, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


This paper proposed a method, namely resistively loaded lines (RLL), to compensate the effects of the DC bias lines after investigating its effects on several types of antennas for terahertz photomixers. The RLL is formed by placing lumped resistances periodically on the DC bias line in order to cease the leakage current virtually, which cause a significant amount of distortion on the antenna performance. The simulation results of the dipole, folded dipole, log-periodic, and spiral antennas show that RLL almost removes the effects of the bias lines and improves the antenna radiation resistance and radiation pattern notably compared with that of the commonly used bias line types, such as coplanar stripline and photonic bandgap type bias lines.