Germanium Telluride reconfigurable antennas

  title={Germanium Telluride reconfigurable antennas},
  author={Leonard M. De La Cruz and Sami H. Hawasli and Tony G. Ivanov and Theodore K. Anthony and Mona E. Zaghloul},
  journal={2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)},
This paper discusses the viability of using Germanium Telluride (GeTe) thin films as reconfigurable antennas. The reconfiguration technique is based on altering the phase of GeTe from a conductive crystalline state to a highly resistive amorphous state or vice versa. Using a laser to alter the phase, any antenna geometry can be drawn into a GeTe thin film… CONTINUE READING