Impedance Matching at THz Frequencies: Optimizing Power Transfer in Rectennas

David Etor, Linzi E. Dodd, David Wood, Claudio Balocco

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Abstract

A simple and elegant method for matching the impedance of a typical THz self-complementary bowtie antenna to the high-impedance of a nanodiode is proposed. Two twin-lead balanced lines emerging from the antenna feed-point are used to connect the diode, correct for the reactive component of the antenna impedance and compensate the parasitic capacitance of the diode. Numerical simulations considering a model rectenna with a metal-insulator-metal diode showed that impedances up to several kΩ can be effectively matched.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-8272-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

Publication series

Name2015 40TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFRARED, MILLIMETER AND TERAHERTZ WAVES (IRMMW-THZ)
ISSN (Print)2162-2027

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