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Title: All-dielectric nanograting for increasing terahertz radiation power of photoconductive antennas

Photoconductive antenna (PCA) is a widely used terahertz (THz) radiation source, but its low radiated power limits the signal-to-noise ratio and bandwidth in THz imaging and spectroscopy applications. Here, we achieved significant PCA power enhancement through etching nanograting directly on the surface of the PCA substrate. The integrated nanograting not only maximizes the generation of photocarriers, but also benefits the bias electric field loaded on the photocarriers. Comparing with the conventional PCA, our PCA realizes a frequency independent THz power enhancement of 3.92 times in the range of 0.05-1.6 THz. Our results reported here not only provide a new method for increasing the THz power of PCAs, but also reveal another way that artificial nanostructures affect the PCAs, which paves the way for the subsequent researches of next-generation PCAs.

 
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NSF-PAR ID:
10161295
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Publisher / Repository:
Optical Society of America
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Volume:
28
Issue:
13
ISSN:
1094-4087; OPEXFF
Page Range / eLocation ID:
Article No. 19144
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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