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Photoconductive antennas based on low temperature grown GaAs on silicon infstrates for broadband terahertz generation and detection

 
: Klos, Matthias; Bartholdt, Richard; Klier, Jens; Lampin, Jean François; Beigang, René

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Sadwick, L.P. ; Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers -SPIE-, Bellingham/Wash.:
Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications IX : 15-18 February 2016, San Francisco, California, United States
Bellingham, WA: SPIE, 2016 (Proceedings of SPIE 9747)
ISBN: 978-1-62841-982-5
Art. 974712
Conference "Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications" <9, 2016, San Francisco/Calif.>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IPM ()
Terahertz Waves; Antennas; Gallium Arsenide; Photoconductivity; Submillimeter Waves

Abstract
We present investigations of photoconductive antennas (PCA) based on low temperature grown GaAs (LT GaAs) on silicon infstrates for terahertz (THz) generation and detection. The PCAs consist of 2 μm thick layers of LT GaAs grown on a high resistivity silicon infstrate in order to reduce the intrinsic absorption losses around 8 THz due to a strong phonon resonance in GaAs. Using 20 fs long pump pulses around 800 nm and dipole antennas with dipole lengths between 20 μm and 60 μm a maximum bandwidth up to 12 THz and a maximum dynamic range exceeding 90 dB at 0.5 THz were obtained. The average output power was measured with a calibrated detector to be 95 μW at a repetition rate of 80 MHz.

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