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GRAPHENE BASED TRANSMITARRAY FOR TERAHERTZ APPLICATIONS

By H. A. El-Azem Malhat, S. H. Zainud-Deen, and S. M. Gaber

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Abstract:
Circularly polarized graphene based transmitarray for terahertz applications is proposed. The characteristics of the graphene material is explained. The cell element of the transmitarray is made of square Quartz cell. Dual circular graphene rings are printed on both sides of the Quartz substrate. The graphene ring radius is varied to change the transmission coefficient phase and magnitude. The effect of the graphene chemical potential on the transmission coefficient is demonstrated. Transmitarray is composed of 9×9 unit cell elements. A circularly polarized circular horn is used to feed the transmitarray at f=6 THz. The left- and right-hand field components in the E- and H-plane are determined. The variation of the gain and the axial-ratio with the frequency are explained. The peak gain is 18.63 dB and 1-dB gain bandwidth is 6.8%. The transmitarray produces a circular polarization from 5.5 THz to 6.5 THz.

Citation:
H. A. El-Azem Malhat, S. H. Zainud-Deen, and S. M. Gaber, "Graphene Based Transmitarray for Terahertz Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 36, 185-191, 2014.
doi:10.2528/PIERM14050705

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