A number of microwave and terahertz grooved-dielectric Fresnel zone plate (FZP) and ordinary lenses and antennas are studed and compared numerically. Although the microwave (38 GHz) eight-step FZP lens is certainly inferior, the corresponding terahertz (1.5 THz) FZP lens is comparable in focusing action to the ordinary one. By use of a new design approach to the terahertz FZP lens/antenna the typical unwanted focusing shift from the design frequency is removed and even better focusing performance is obtained within a limited frequency band. Thus, at terahertz frequencies the dielectric FZP lens or antenna is a lightweight and an effective option to the ordinary lens or antenna. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Hristov, H. D., Rodriguez, J. M., & Grote, W. (2012). The grooved-dielectric Fresnel zone plate: An effective terahertz lens and antenna. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 1343-1348. https://doi.org/10.1002/mop.26812