Design and Applications of UWB Nano-Antenna Arrays

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
WAG 101
Free and open to the public

Dual-Vivaldi nano-antenna arrays were designed, fabricated, and optically characterized.  The antenna arrays were characterized by measuring the scattered light at infrared and visible spectral ranges. A novel technique for antenna and load impedance measurements using scattering data has been developed. The radiation efficiency and the spectral response of the antennas were found to be in good agreement with numerical simulations. The results presented here demonstrate the extremely wideband nature of the Dual-Vivaldi nano-antennas and the strong impact of load at the antenna terminals on its scattering response. These properties, as well as their many degrees of freedom for design, render the Dual-Vivaldi nano-antennas excellent candidates for optical sensing applications and energy harvesting.Various applications of nano-antennas will be discussed.

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Amir Boag

Amir Boag

Tel Aviv University

Prof. Amir Boag received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and the B.A. degree in physics in 1983, both Summa Cum Laude, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1985, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1991, all from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. From 1991 to 1992 he was on the Faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion. From 1992 to 1994 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Electromagnetic Communication Laboratory of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1994, he joined Israel Aircraft Industries as a research engineer and became a manager of the Electromagnetics Department in 1997. Since 1999, he has been with the Physical Electronics Department of the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, where he is currently a Professor. Dr. Boag's interests are in computational electromagnetics, wave scattering, imaging, and design of antennas and optical devices. He has published over 95 journal articles and presented more than 200 conference papers on electromagnetics and acoustics.  In 2008, Amir Boag was named a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to integral equation based analysis, design, and imaging techniques.