A transverse Electromagnetic Horn Antenna is monolithically integrated with a low-temperature-grown GaAs vertical photoconductor on a silicon substrate forming a vertically integrated photomixer. Continuous-wave terahertz radiation is generated at frequencies up to 3.5 THz with a power level reaching 20 nW around 3 THz.
We have developed an epitaxial layer transfer technique for THz devices. Here we report the fabrication and the characterization of a THz photomixer on a silicon substrate. The active part of the photomixer is a low-temperature-grown GaAs mesa which has been transferred and layer bonded onto a Si substrate. The preliminary measurement of the THz signal generated in a photomixing configuration at 0...
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