Lithographic Dipole Antenna Properties at 10 μm Wavelength: Comparison of Method-of-Moments Predictions with Experiment

  • E. N. Grossman
  • J. A. Koch
  • C. D. Reintsema
  • A. Green


Dipole antennas designed for operation at 10 μm wavelength have been fabricated by optical lithography and their properties measured by detection of CO2 laser radiation in integrated thin-film bolometers. We find a remarkably strong increase in cross-polarized signal as the antenna linewidth is increased. The measured beam pattern is a saddle point at broadside (local minimum in the H-plane, local maximum in the E-plane) as predicted by standard method-of-moments theory.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. N. Grossman
    • 1
  • J. A. Koch
    • 1
  • C. D. Reintsema
    • 1
  • A. Green
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyBoulder
  2. 2.Scientific Applications International CorporationMaclean

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