Additive manufacturing method of prototyping novel mm-wave and THz sources

Phipps, A. R. and MacLachlan, A. J. and Robertson, C. W. and Cross, A. W. and Phelps, A. D.R. (2017) Additive manufacturing method of prototyping novel mm-wave and THz sources. In: 2016 IEEE 9th UK-Europe-China Workshop on Millimetre Waves and Terahertz Technologies (UCMMT). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Piscataway,N.J, pp. 238-240. ISBN 9781509022755

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    Abstract

    To rapidly prototype novel mm-wave and THz sources there is a requirement to create intricate structures to produce and radiate electromagnetic fields. The motivation for this work is to create improved electron-beam-driven, vacuum electronic mm-wave and sub-THz sources by exploiting dispersion engineering. Although such structures can be manufactured by other techniques, additive manufacturing has proven to be quick, reliable and cost-effective. This research is allowing the prototyping of novel mm-wave and sub-THz coherent sources.