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Photonic crystal-coupler for sheet beam THz vacuum electron tubes

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Electron Device Letters
Issue number9
Volume37
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)1227-1230
Publication statusPublished
Early online date7/07/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Photonic Crystal (PhC) technology was recently proposed as a compact and effective solution to improve the performance and ease the fabrication of terahertz vacuum electron devices. In particular, the introduction of defects in a bi-dimensional, all metallic PhC provides very effective transmission of the useful signal in a compact input/output coupler where a novel tunnel for sheet-beam injection/collection is realized. Simulation results are here experimentally validated via measurements on a Ku-band scaled model of the PhC-coupler which confirm the validity of the concept.