Ray tracing method with Fresnel's transmission to calculate polarized radiation power distribution focused by a terahertz Silicon lens antenna

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Abstract

We study a method for simulating a power-flow density distribution of terahertz-wave focused by a hemispherical Silicon lens antenna. A regular ray-tracing method is not enough to evaluate a correct radiation power-flow because it does not take into account transmittances dependent on angles of incidence at different positions on the spherical boundary of the Si-lens. In this study, we propose a ray-tracing method including Fresnel's transmission coefficients on the surface of a Si-lens for incoming polarized rays. The power-flow-density distribution calculated by the proposed method has a good agreement except for interference and diffraction with the result obtained by an electromagnetic wave simulator. Our method is so simple and reliable that it is useful for designing and evaluating THz optical systems using dielectric lens antennas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-106
Number of pages5
JournalInfrared Physics and Technology
Volume69
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Electromagnetic simulation
  • Fresnel's transmission
  • Ray-tracing
  • Silicon lens antenna
  • Terahertz

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