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High-Intensity THz Radiation from a Large-Aperture Photoconductive Emitter

Winnerl, S.; Dreyhaupt, A.; Peter, F.; Stehr, D.; Helm, M.; Dekorsy, T.


We report on the performance of photoconductive THz emitters based on an interdigitated metal-semiconductor-metal finger structure. In every second period of this structure optical excitation is inhibited. Thus carrier acceleration is unidirectional over the whole device area. Excitation with amplified laser pulses leads to THz amplitudes of 6 kV/cm. Saturation of the emission due to screening of the bias field was observed for excitation densities in the 1018 cm-3 range.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    14th International Conference on Nonequilibrium Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductors (HCIS-14), 24.-29.07.2005, Chicago, USA
  • Springer Proceedings in Physics 110(2006), 73-76