International Journal of Terahertz Science and Technology
  TST >> Vol.2, No.2, June 2009: PP. 39-48

(Invited Paper)On the Problem of Fast Ge:Ga Photodetectors

Michael von Ortenberg 1* and Charles H. Mielke 2*
1 Humboldt University at Berlin, Institute of Physics, Newtonstrasse 15, 12489 Berlin, Germany
2 National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, MPA-NI-NMFL, M/S E536, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
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Abstract: We investigate theoretically the response mechanism in Ge:Ga-photo detectors and conclude that only very thin detector elements with thickness of the order 0.1 mm or less obtain reasonably bandwidth of the order of 50 MHz and higher.

Keywords: THz-detector 118.9 µm wavelength, Ge:Ga-detector, Fast response.

Published: 2009-06-30

Cite this article:
Michael von Ortenberg and Charles H. Mielke. (Invited Paper)On the Problem of Fast Ge:Ga Photodetectors[J]. International Journal of Terahertz Science and Technology, 2009, Vol.2, No.2: 39-48.  DOI:10.11906/TST.039-048.2009.06.05




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