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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 10821–10830

The absorption tunability and enhanced electromagnetic coupling of terahertz-plasmons in grating-gate AlN/GaN plasmonic device

Lin Wang, Xiaoshuang Chen, Weida Hu, Anqi Yu, Shaowei Wang, and Wei Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 10821-10830 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.010821


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Abstract

This paper describes the dynamic interaction between plasmons in a two dimensional electron gas system under electrical tuning to the high density regime in AlN/GaN high electron mobility transistor. The results demonstrate an enhanced resonance when the two plasmons are commonly excited, during which the potentially splitting phenomenon of such resonance is explored in detail. An asymmetrical plasmon possess wide frequency tunability has also been demonstrated in the AlN/GaN system, on the contrary, the results also indicate a finite tunable regime of symmetrical-plasmons as limited by the coupling strength between such plasmons. For the devices with narrow gate-fingers, significant near-field enhancement can be obtained due to the strong cavity pumping of electromagnetic energy. These properties may have important applications including high-responsivity quantum-dot detection systems, THz modulator etc.

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OCIS Codes
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2013
Published: April 25, 2013

Citation
Lin Wang, Xiaoshuang Chen, Weida Hu, Anqi Yu, Shaowei Wang, and Wei Lu, "The absorption tunability and enhanced electromagnetic coupling of terahertz-plasmons in grating-gate AlN/GaN plasmonic device," Opt. Express 21, 10821-10830 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-9-10821


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