Vertically illuminated TW-UTC photodiodes for terahertz generation
Paper in proceedings, 2010

More efficient continuous-wave photonic nearinfrared mixers as terahertz sources are investigated with the motivation to develop a universal photonic local oscillator for astronomical submillimeter/terahertz receiver systems. For this, our group has developed new concepts for vertically illuminated traveling-wave (TW) photomixers. The new device called TWUni- Travelling Carrier photodiodes (TW-UTC PD) was simulated, modeled and shall be optical/terahertz tested at the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Chile, whereas device fabrication is performed at the MC2 cleanroom facility at Chalmers University of technology. We are reporting on first progresses in this direction.


C. Z. Barrientos

University of Chile (UCH)

V. Calle

University of Chile (UCH)

M. Diaz

University of Chile (UCH)

F. P. Mena

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Physical Electronics

Josip Vukusic

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Physical Electronics

Jan Stake

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Physical Electronics

E. A. Michael

University of Chile (UCH)

21st International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology 2010, ISSTT 2010; Oxford; United Kingdom; 23 March 2010 through 25 March 2010

9781617823626 (ISBN)

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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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