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Continuous terahertz-wave generation using a monolithically integrated horn antenna

Title:
Continuous terahertz-wave generation using a monolithically integrated horn antenna
Author(s):
E. Peytavit, A. Beck, T. Akalin, J-F. Lampin, F. Hindle, C. Yang, G. Mouret
Source:
Applied Physics Letters
Vol./Issue/Date:
Volume: 93, Issue: 11, Sep 2008
Year:
2008
Page(s):
111108-1 - 111108-3
Abstract:
A transverse electromagnetic horn antenna is monolithically integrated with a standard ultrafast interdigitated electrode photodetector on low-temperature-grown GaAs. Continuous-wave terahertz radiation is generated at frequencies up to 2 THz with a maximum power of approximately 1 W at 780 GHz. Experimental variations in the terahertz power as function of the frequency are explained by means of electromagnetic simulations of the antenna and the photomixer vicinity.
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