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Terahertz radiation device using polar semiconductor materials and method of generating terahertz radiation

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A method and device for generating terahertz radiation comprising a plurality of layers of polar crystal material operative to emit terahertz radiation; the plurality of layers comprising transport layers and divider layers, the plane of the layers being not parallel to the polar axis, the interface between the transport layers and divider layers forming boundaries at which the internal electric polarization terminates leading to charges accumulating at the boundaries, and creation of internal electric fields oriented along the polar axis.

Inventors: 
Wraback, Michael; Shen, Paul H.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Optics
FIle Date: 
2011-04-04
Grant Date: 
2012-06-19
Grant time: 
442 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
8
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY