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Santamaria-Botello, G;Abdalmalak, KA;Schlecht, MT;Gonzalez-Ovejero, D;Sedlmeir, F;Schwefel, HGL;Malzer, S;Weber, H;Segovia-Vargas, D;McCarthy, D;Murphy, JA;Dohler, GH;Munoz, LEG
2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION & USNC/URSI NATIONAL RADIO SCIENCE MEETING
Study of free-space coupling into mm-wave whispering-gallery mode resonators for a radioastronomy receiver
2017
January
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In this paper, the coupling mechanism of a free-space Gaussian beam into a whispering-gallery mode resonator through a dielectric lens is mathematically modeled and numerically solved by means of the Schelkunoff-Waterman method (the so called T-matrix method). This approach allows in principle, to quickly analyze the performance of different near-field coupling mechanisms with arbitrary excitations. The aim is to efficiently excite a WGM into a nonlinear dielectric resonator in order to detect the weak mm-wave radiation from the cosmic microwave background (CMB) by up-converting the signal into the optical domain via the nonlinearity of the medium.
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