Terahertz emission from electric field singularities in biased semiconductors

I. Brener, D. Dykaar, A. Frommer, L. Pfeiffer, K. West

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Fast electrical transients and terahertz (THz) radiation are generated when biased coplanar striplines are excited within the gap by short laser pulses. This generation process is particularly efficient when the excitation is carried out close to the anode and has been observed in a number of material systems. This work goes one step further and uses electric field singularities in metal-semiconductor microstructures to generate efficient THz radiation end electrical transients. The samples studied consist of metal electrodes of various shapes evaporated on low-temperature GaAs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-84
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO'96 - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 2 1996Jun 7 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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