Journal of Computational Electronics

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 593–598 | Cite as

Substrate constructed by an array of split ring resonators for a THz planar antenna

  • Maria Koutsoupidou
  • Irene S. Karanasiou
  • Nikolaos Uzunoglu


Metamaterials are artificial materials offering unique properties which render them useful for various applications. In the present paper, we examine whether it is possible to design a split ring resonators’ (SRRs) based metamaterial substrate for enhancing the performance of planar antennas operating at THz frequencies. Initially, the radiating characteristics of a simple rectangular patch antenna over two well-known SRR substrates are studied. The yielded results are then compared to those of two novel designs of metamaterial antenna substrate with SRRs of decreasing size which are proposed to improve the antenna’s performance.


Terahertz radiation Metamaterial Planar antenna Split-ring resonators 



The present work was supported by the Broadcom Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Koutsoupidou
    • 1
  • Irene S. Karanasiou
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Uzunoglu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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