Silicon-Based 0.450-0.475 THz Series-Fed Double Dielectric Resonator On-Chip Antenna Array Based on Metamaterial Properties for Integrated-Circuits

Mohammad Alibakhshikenari, Bal S. Virdee, Chan H. See, Raed A. Abd-Alhameed, Francisco Falcone, Ernesto Limiti
2019 2019 Thirteenth International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials)  
The antenna array designed to operate over 0.45-0.47 Terahertz comprises two dielectric resonators (DRs) that are stacked vertically on top of each other and placed on the surface of the slot antenna fabricated on a silicon substrate using standard CMOS technology. The slot created in the silicon substrate is meandering and is surrounded by metallic via-wall to prevent energy dissipation. The antenna has a maximum gain of 4.5dBi and radiation efficiency of 45.7% at 0.4625 GHz. The combination
more » ... . The combination of slot and vias transform the antenna to a metamaterial structure that provides a relatively small antenna footprint. Keyterms-CMOS, dielectric resonator antenna (DRA), millimeter wave, terahertz, on-chip antenna, silicon.
doi:10.1109/metamaterials.2019.8900949 fatcat:ut2ns5hnlvcxdoa3y7sqyhswwa