Experimental demonstration of direct terahertz detection at room-temperature in AlGaN/GaN asymmetric nanochannels
Fecha de publicación
Journal of Applied Physics 113, 034305 (2013)
The potentialities of AlGaN/GaN nanodevices as THz detectors are analyzed. Nanochannels with broken symmetry (so called Self Switching Diodes) have been fabricated for the first time in this material system using both recess-etching and ion implantation technologies. The responsivities of both types of devices have been measured and explained using Monte Carlo simulations and non linear analysis. Sensitivities up to 100 V/W is obtained at 0.3 THz with a 280 pW/sqrt(Hz) Noise Equivalent Power.