A dual-frequency quasi-optical output system for a THz gyro-multiplier

Li, Xiang and Liu, Xiaoming and Alfadhl, Yasir and Ronald, Kevin and He, Wenlong and Cross, Adrian and Chen, Xiaodong (2016) A dual-frequency quasi-optical output system for a THz gyro-multiplier. IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science & Technology, 6 (5). pp. 674-681. ISSN 2156-3446

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the investigation of a quasi-optical output system for a fourth-harmonic gyro-multiplier in the THz band through geometric optic analysis and three-dimensional full-wave simulation. The output system of the gyro-multiplier needs not only to transfer two high-order waveguide modes into the quasi-Gaussian beams, but also to separate the two beams. A dual-frequency quasi-optical mode converter (DQMC) and a frequency selective surface (FSS) are employed to achieve both goals within this system. Our study has shown that the optimal design of the DQMC requires a special mode selection in the gyro-multiplier. The high-pass FSS is designed, fabricated, and experimentally verified by a THz-TDS system. We have also demonstrated that the designed FSS is capable of handling the high-power output from the gyro-multiplier.