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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 3737–3745

Tunable graphene antennas for selective enhancement of THz-emission

R. Filter, M. Farhat, M. Steglich, R. Alaee, C. Rockstuhl, and F. Lederer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3737-3745 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.003737


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Abstract

In this paper, we will introduce THz graphene antennas that strongly enhance the emission rate of quantum systems at specific frequencies. The tunability of these antennas can be used to selectively enhance individual spectral features. We will show as an example that any weak transition in the spectrum of coronene can become the dominant contribution. This selective and tunable enhancement establishes a new class of graphene-based THz devices, which will find applications in sensors, novel light sources, spectroscopy, and quantum communication devices.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4900) Atomic and molecular physics : Oscillator strengths
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission
(300.6390) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, molecular
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: November 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2013
Published: February 6, 2013

Citation
R. Filter, M. Farhat, M. Steglich, R. Alaee, C. Rockstuhl, and F. Lederer, "Tunable graphene antennas for selective enhancement of THz-emission," Opt. Express 21, 3737-3745 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-3-3737


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