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5 October 2018 Terahertz emission from InGaAs with increased indium content
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We have investigated the influence of indium content (x) increase on spectral characteristics of InxGa1-xAs photoconductor. To avoid the mismatch between crystalline parameters of InxGa1-xAs and GaAs wafer we proposed to incorporate a step-graded metamorphic buffer layer. We showed that x increase strongly enhances THz emission and broadens THz spectrum of InxGa1-xAs. Since no polarity rehearsal of the THz waveform occurs and electron diffusion mobility increases up to 90% with x increase we attribute the increase of THz intensity to photo-Dember effect contribution. The maximum efficiency of optical-to-THz conversion was obtained for In0.72Ga0.28 As at optical fluence ~0.01 μJ=cm2. The fabricated photoconductors can be used as promising photo-Dember or lateral photo-Dember THz emitters in pulsed THz spectroscopy and imaging, in particular, operating with long wave optical pump.
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A. E. Yachmenev, R. A. Khabibullin, I. E. Ilyakov, I. A. Glinskiy, A. S. Kucheryavenko, B. V. Shishkin, R. A. Akhmedzhanov, K. I. Zaytsev, and D. S. Ponomarev "Terahertz emission from InGaAs with increased indium content", Proc. SPIE 10800, Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology XI, 108000D (5 October 2018);


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