IEICE Communications Express
Online ISSN : 2187-0136
ISSN-L : 2187-0136
Special Cluster on Antennas and Propagation Technologies in Conjunction with Main Topics of ISAP2020
Gain enhancement of optical leaky wave antenna excited by parabolic reflector with photonic crystal
Satoshi SugayaWataru IidaHiroyuki Arai
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2021 Volume 10 Issue 9 Pages 629-633


This paper presents gain enhancement of leaky wave antenna by parabolic reflector of photonic crystal. A leaky wave antenna has been proposed as an antenna for optical wireless communication. This antenna is excited by a parabolic reflector made of photonic crystals. This excitation method is very compact, resulting in some insertion loss. To improve the drawback, we propose a new reflector combined by photonic crystals and glass layer.

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