Multiline TRL Calibration Standards for S-Parameter Measurement of Planar Goubau Lines from 0.75THz to 1.1THz

We present a multiline Thru-Reflect-Line (TRL) calibration standard for Planar Goubau Line (PGL) which allows setting the calibration plane along the PGL and thus removing the effect of the embedding structure. This opens the possibility of characterizing PGL-circuits. The presented structures were used for calibrating S-parameters measurements between 0.75 THz and 1.1 THz to characterize a 1 mm long and 10 µm wide PGL. The line shows negligible dispersion with an effective relative permittivity of 2.0 and an attenuation constant lower than 0.35 Np/mm (0.65 dB/λ).