Broadband Detector Array Concept for 3D Holographic Imaging at THz Frequencies

Schildbach C, Schür J, Schmidt LP (2013)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2013

Edited Volumes: European Microwave Week 2013, EuMW 2013 - Conference Proceedings; EuMC 2013: 43rd European Microwave Conference

Pages Range: 1243-1246

Conference Proceedings Title: 43th European Microwave Week

Event location: Nuremberg, Germany DE

ISBN: 978-2-87487-031-6


A field coupled detector is presented including planar antenna design as well as the video amplifier topology. The compact antenna design is suitable for application in dense antenna arrays. Particularly an array concept is shown that suits for holographic imaging at frequencies beyond 200 GHz. For this purpose a broadband planar antenna is designed for frequencies from 230 GHz to 325 GHz, allowing for high depth resolution in an imaging system. Optimization methods utilized to improve the antenna perfomance are discussed. The presented transimpedance amplifier design offers a low noise figure and a protection for the diode, as it regulates the diode voltage to zero. An optimal diode impedance for this amplifier topology is derived. Simulation and measurement results are presented. © 2013 European Microwave Association.

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Schildbach, C., Schür, J., & Schmidt, L.-P. (2013). Broadband Detector Array Concept for 3D Holographic Imaging at THz Frequencies. In 43th European Microwave Week (pp. 1243-1246). Nuremberg, Germany, DE.


Schildbach, Christian, Jan Schür, and Lorenz-Peter Schmidt. "Broadband Detector Array Concept for 3D Holographic Imaging at THz Frequencies." Proceedings of the 2013 43rd European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2013 - Held as Part of the 16th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2013, Nuremberg, Germany 2013. 1243-1246.

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