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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2009
  • pp: 809–811

Fresnel zone antenna for dual-band detection at millimeter and infrared wavelengths

Javier Alda and Francisco Javier González  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 6, pp. 809-811 (2009)

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In this work the concept of a Fresnel zone antenna for dual-band detection in the IR and millimeter wave region is presented. The design is based on a Fresnel zone plate lens in the IR that is transformed to serve as a millimeter-wave antenna. Two different designs are presented, a circular-zone design that gives a high diffractive efficiency in the IR and a square-zone design that gives a higher response in the millimeter band but a lower focusing efficiency in the IR. Both designs have an operation bandwidth with the same low frequency limit of 400 GHz ( 750 μ m ) , which can be tailored by changing the number of Fresnel zones, and a high frequency limit of 4.5 THz ( 65 μ m ) for the circular-zone design and 5 THz ( 59 μ m ) for the square-zone design.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(040.6808) Detectors : Thermal (uncooled) IR detectors, arrays and imaging

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Original Manuscript: October 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2009
Published: March 11, 2009

Javier Alda and Francisco Javier González, "Fresnel zone antenna for dual-band detection at millimeter and infrared wavelengths," Opt. Lett. 34, 809-811 (2009)

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