Infrared Linear Tapered Slot Antenna


Florence, L. A., Slovick, B. A., Kinzel, E. C., Bean, J. A., & Boreman, G. D. (2011). Infrared linear tapered slot antenna. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 10, 1299-1301.


For the first time, a tapered slot antenna coupled to a metal-oxide-metal (MOM) diode is designed, fabricated, and characterized at an infrared wavelength of 10.6 μm. Polarization ratio was measured to be approximately 6.7:1. The antenna’s radiation pattern shows beamwidth symmetry between the E-plane and the H-plane data, having full width at half-maximum beamwidths of 45 º and 30 º, respectively.

Keywords: Antenna radiation patterns, Metals, Antenna measurements, Measurement by laser beam, Slot antennas.

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