Perfectly-absorbing Photoconductive Metasurfaces For THz ApplicationsInvited Keynote talk (OPTO2)
Wed, 11 Nov 2020 12:00am to 12:30am
Ultrafast switching of photoconductivity is essential for many terahertz (THz) technologies, however this process is inefficient. Recently developed concepts of all-dielectric metasurfaces can improve efficiency of ultrafast switches, overcoming material limitations, reducing the thickness of the photoconductive region and lowering optical power requirements for THz devices. We will consider two types of perfectly absorbing metasurfaces compatible with the photoconductive switch architecture and discuss performance of THz detectors with integrated metasurfaces. We will show that optical power level required for optimum operation for these THz detectors is more than one order of magnitude lower in comparison to devices without metasurfaces.
Authors: Mitrofanov, Oleg; Hale, Lucy; Siday, Tom; Vabishchevich, Polina; Harris, Tom; Luk, Ting Shan; Addamane, Sadhvikas; Reno, John; Brener, Igal
Sandia NL, UCL