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Electrical and radiation characteristics of semilarge photoconductive terahertz emitters

Stone, M.R., Naftaly, M., Miles, R.E., Fletcher, J.R. and Steenson, D.P. (2004) Electrical and radiation characteristics of semilarge photoconductive terahertz emitters. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 52 (10). pp. 2420-2429. ISSN 0018-9480

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We present experimental characterization of semilarge photoconductive emitters, including their electrical/photoconductive parameters and terahertz spectra. A range of emitters were studied and fabricated on both LT-GaAs and SI-GaAs, having a variety of electrode geometries. The spatial cone of terahertz radiation was defined. The dependencies of the photocurrent and the terahertz power on the bias voltage and the laser power were determined. A Fourier-transform interferometer is used to determine the terahertz spectra and to clarify the effects of the substrate and electrode geometry.

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Keywords: interferometer, low-temperature (LT) grown GaAs, photoconductive emitter, terahertz
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Leeds) > Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2014 02:36
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2004.835980
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/TMTT.2004.835980
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/720

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