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A reconfigurable multilayered THz leaky-wave antenna employing liquid crystals

Abstract : In this work, the tunable properties of nematic liquid crystals are exploited in order to design a Fabry-Perot cavity (FPC) leaky-wave antenna (LWA) with beam steering capability at fixed frequency in the THz range. The considered design is a grounded dielectric slab covered with a multistack of alternating layers of low- and high-permittivity dielectric materials, consisting of nematic liquid crystals and alumina thin films, respectively. The former allows for achieving the beam-steering capability at a fixed frequency. Full-wave simulations confirmed the pattern reconfigurability of the device, thus opening very interesting possibilities for the realization of reconfigurable THz antennas. © 2017 Euraap.
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W. Fuscaldo, S. Tofani, D.C. Zografopoulos, P. Baccarelli, P. Burghignoli, et al.. A reconfigurable multilayered THz leaky-wave antenna employing liquid crystals. 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017, Mar 2017, Paris, France. ⟨10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928615⟩. ⟨hal-01622476⟩



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