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Optimization of a Terahertz Radiator

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Title: Optimization of a Terahertz Radiator
Author: Brown, Douglas
Advisor(s): Christodoulou, Christos
Committee Member(s): Schamiloglu, Edl
Baum, Carl
Department: University of New Mexico. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Subject(s): terahertz, radiator, switched oscillator
Degree Level: Masters
Abstract: At present, the utilization of the terahertz band for communications remains a hypothetical scenario. This thesis presents a design for a communications setup for terahertz frequencies of kilometer range distances using a reflector antenna design. The primary focus is the terahertz radiating element of the system. Building upon published experimental work a simulation based approach is developed that duplicates experimental work. Next, this simulation setup is used with a new proposed design methodology is used to develop the primary radiators. A structure intended to be used with a photoconductive switch is selected and various design parameters are studied. The summation of the study concludes with a proposed experimental design that will be built and studied.
Graduation Date: December 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/12025

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