A spectroscopy system for gas detection based on a terahertz (THz) parallel-plate waveguide leaky-wave antenna is presented. Compared to conventional THz spectroscopy systems, we exploit the intrinsic dispersive behavior of a leaky-wave antenna to detect multiple spectral absorption peaks of the considered target. The proposed THz antenna is tested and validated by means of full-wave simulations and experimental measurements on a manufactured prototype. A gas detection experiment considering acetonitrile (i.e., CH3CN) has been carried out to characterize the performance of the spectroscopy system. The directional patterns of the leaky-wave antenna are demonstrated to map the absorption characteristic peaks of the CH3CN, thus enabling an extension of the detection range. Thanks to the intrinsic frequency-scanning behavior of the antenna, each absorption peak can be associated with an angle, enabling, therefore, spatial discrimination to monitor gas spreading.

Zhang, D., Comite, D., Deng, X., Zheng, X., Baccarelli, P., Burghignoli, P. (2022). Gas spreading detection by means of a terahertz leaky-wave antenna. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 121(13), 1341011-1341015 [10.1063/5.0104595].

Gas spreading detection by means of a terahertz leaky-wave antenna

Comite D.;Baccarelli P.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

A spectroscopy system for gas detection based on a terahertz (THz) parallel-plate waveguide leaky-wave antenna is presented. Compared to conventional THz spectroscopy systems, we exploit the intrinsic dispersive behavior of a leaky-wave antenna to detect multiple spectral absorption peaks of the considered target. The proposed THz antenna is tested and validated by means of full-wave simulations and experimental measurements on a manufactured prototype. A gas detection experiment considering acetonitrile (i.e., CH3CN) has been carried out to characterize the performance of the spectroscopy system. The directional patterns of the leaky-wave antenna are demonstrated to map the absorption characteristic peaks of the CH3CN, thus enabling an extension of the detection range. Thanks to the intrinsic frequency-scanning behavior of the antenna, each absorption peak can be associated with an angle, enabling, therefore, spatial discrimination to monitor gas spreading.
2022
Zhang, D., Comite, D., Deng, X., Zheng, X., Baccarelli, P., Burghignoli, P. (2022). Gas spreading detection by means of a terahertz leaky-wave antenna. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 121(13), 1341011-1341015 [10.1063/5.0104595].
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