We study low-temperature-grown GaAs (LT-GaAs) based ultrafast Fabry-Pérot cavity photoconductors, designed for THz optoelectronics applications using 1550 nm pulsed lasers. We present here, as a proof of concept, the under-sampling of continuous RF waves up to 67 GHz.
We present a new design of InGaAs metal-semiconductor-metal (InGaAs-MSM) photodetectors placed in optical resonant cavities in order to reduce inter-electrode spacing while keeping a high photoresponse. Its static and dynamic photoresponse properties have been measured by means of a photomixing experiment up to 67 GHz, showing the potential of this device for GHz and THz applications.
We demonstrate a W-band bolometer based on a platinum nano-strip which is integrated with a waveguide probe on a polymer substrate. We measure a high thermal response of 49000 K/W thanks to the small size of the Pt resistor and the thermal properties of the polymer. Furthermore, its small thermal capacity allows to decrease the time constant to 2.2 ms. A good matching in the entire W-band is achieved...
Ultrafast photoconductors using GaAs implanted by low energy N+ ions (< 55 keV) are fabricated and characterized up to 320 GHz by means of a photomixing experiment. Around 90 μW of output power was obtained at 290 GHz with a 2-μm-diameter photoconductor based on GaAs implanted with a main dose of 1.1×1012 cm−2 and a subsequent annealing at 600°C.
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