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Optimization of photomixers and antennas for continuous-wave terahertz emission

Gregory, I.S., Baker, C., Tribe, W.R., Bradley, I.V., Evans, M.J., Linfield, E.H., Davies, A.G. and Missous, M. (2005) Optimization of photomixers and antennas for continuous-wave terahertz emission. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 41 (5). pp. 717-728. ISSN 0018-9197

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We have studied terahertz emission from interdigitated finger photomixers coupled to planar antenna structures. Using both pulsed and continuous-wave excitation, polarization measurements reveal that the antenna design dominates the properties of the radiated output at frequencies below 0.6 THz, while the efficiency at higher frequencies is additionally dependent on the design of the photomixer fingers. We have produced terahertz maps of the device, characterizing the photomixer by measuring the generated power as a function of the excitation position. Together, these measurements have allowed us to understand better the distinct roles of the photomixer and antenna in emission at different freq

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Keywords: continuous-wave (CW), LT-GaAs, photoconductive antenna, photomixer, 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: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 22:41
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JQE.2005.844471
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/JQE.2005.844471
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/732

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