Optimization of nanoantenna-enhanced terahertz emission from photoconductive antennas


We present the results of hybrid photoconductive antenna THz emission enhanced by silver nanoantenna arrays. By varying the size of nanoantennas and the distance between them, we obtain the greatest value of optical-to-THz conversion efficiency reached so far. The results of experimental investigations are in a good agreement with numerical simulations. The conversion efficiency reveals over 5-fold improvement at certain frequencies, if compared with similar photoconductive antenna without silver nanoparticles, while previous results for this type of antenna barely exceeded 2-fold conversion efficiency gain.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/917/6/062060
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Additional Information: Open Access: Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Funding: Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Projects 16-07-01166 a, and 16- 37-60076).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experimental investigations,Nanoantenna arrays,Photoconductive antennas,Silver nanoparticles,Terahertz emissions,THz emission,Physics and Astronomy(all)
Publication ISSN: 1742-6596
Last Modified: 20 May 2024 07:22
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 09:45
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Published Date: 2017-11-23
Published Online Date: 2017-11-23
Accepted Date: 2017-11-23
Authors: Lepeshov, S. I.
Gorodetsky, A. A. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5440-2185)
Toropov, N. A.
Vartanyan, T. A.
Rafailov, E. U. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4152-0120)
Krasnok, A. E.
Belov, P. A.



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