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Frequency domain penetration loss in the terahertz band

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Global Symposium on Millimeter Waves (GSMM) & ESA Workshop on Millimetre-Wave Technology and Applications
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013487
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventGLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON MILLIMETER WAVES -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceGLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON MILLIMETER WAVES
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

Results on penetration loss measurements in the THz frequencies between 0.1-2 THz are reported. The measurements were conducted with time domain spectroscopy using the TeraView TeraPulse 4000 measurement equipment. We concentrate on the frequency-dependent penetration characteristics of various materials typical for indoor environments, providing both qualitative and quantitative assessment. The results show that the lower end of the THz band (<0.5 THz) suffers only modest loss in comparison to the higher frequencies. For the materials considered in this paper, plastic, glass and hard-board, the exact penetration properties are both frequency- and material-dependent. The incident angle to the material increases the penetration loss through increased path length inside the material. The exact values of these losses are provided.