Terahertz Micro Strip Slot Antenna On 3-D Printable Substrate Loaded With Photonic Crystals

  • M.Saravanan et al.


The paper investigates a 3-D printable substrate with photonic crystals (3-D printed photonic
bandgap structure) to support microstrip slot antenna at the terahertz frequency band. A microstrip
slot antenna operating at 0.6THz has been presented. The proposed antenna presents an approximate
radiation efficiency of 91.6%_. Further, antenna efficiency and gain have been enhanced with the
help of a photonic band gap structure.