Second Harmonic Beam Shaping and Sensing in Dielectric Bow-Tie Antenna via Convex Optimization Array Synthesis Approach

Year: 2019

Authors: Rocco D., Di Donato L., Sorbello G., De Angelis C.

Autors Affiliation: Univ Brescia, Dept Informat Engn, Via Branze 38, I-25123 Brescia, Italy; Natl Inst Opt INO, Via Branze 45, I-25123 Brescia, Italy; Univ Catania, Dept Elect Elect & Comp Engn, Viale A Doria 6, I-95126 Catania, Italy; Natl Interuniv Consortium Telecommun CNIT, Viale GP Usberti,181-A Pal,3, I-43124 Parma, PR, Italy

Abstract: We propose a convex optimization approach for an array synthesis pattern to enhance the electromagnetic field in the gap region of a dielectric bow-tie antenna. This method allows the induction of the desired antenna modes by exploiting the concurrent excitation of the structure with plane waves with different propagation directions and complex amplitudes. By engineering the excitation coefficients of the array, different modes are excited in the bow-tie antenna and the radiation pattern of the generated second harmonic (SH) field is modified accordingly. Using our approach, we demonstrate both the feasibility of performing synthesis of the SH radiation pattern in dielectric antennas and the possibility of developing innovative sensing applications in photonics

Journal/Review: ELECTRONICS

Volume: 8 (8)      Pages from: 901-1  to: 901-11

More Information: This research was funded by the Erasmus Mundus NANOPHI Project-Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) (5659/002-001).
KeyWords: inverse source problem; bow-tie antenna; second harmonic generation; convex optimization; dielectric materials; antenna pattern synthesis
DOI: 10.3390/electronics8080901

Citations: 1
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