Tunable graphene antennas for selective enhancement of THz-emission
Lederer, Falk L.
KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
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AbstractIn 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. © 2013 Optical Society of America.
SponsorsWe thank Karsten Verch (www.karstenverch.com) for his artistic view of the theory in Fig. 1. We also appreciate the professional feedback and further input of the anonymous reviewers to state certain points more clearly. Financial support by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (PhoNa), by the Thuringian State Government (MeMa) and the German Science Foundation (SPP 1391 Ultrafast Nano-optics) is acknowledged.
PublisherThe Optical Society
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