Increase in terahertz-wave generation by difference frequency mixing by the overlap of exciton states in different GaAs/AlAs quantum wells and spectroscopic measurements

Sakaue, K., Kojima, O., Kita, T., Steer, M. J. and Hogg, R. A. (2021) Increase in terahertz-wave generation by difference frequency mixing by the overlap of exciton states in different GaAs/AlAs quantum wells and spectroscopic measurements. Optics Express, 29(15), pp. 24387-24395. (doi: 10.1364/OE.431329)

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Abstract

Intense terahertz-wave emission in the higher frequency region can result in various applications such as terahertz spectroscopy and ultrafast data communication. In this study, an increase in terahertz waves by the overlap of exciton states in different quantum wells and spectroscopic demonstration are reported. The excitation energy dependence of signal intensity shows the effect of the overlap. The signals measured under the condition of square dependence of intensity on the excitation power indicate interference with the periods corresponding to the laser energy difference. Furthermore, the absorption coefficient of the transparent sheet is obtained at specific frequency. These results indicate that the generation of intense terahertz waves at various frequencies using excitons is possible and that difference frequency mixing is a useful terahertz-wave source.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Steer, Dr Matthew and Kojima, Professor Osamu and Hogg, Professor Richard
Authors: Sakaue, K., Kojima, O., Kita, T., Steer, M. J., and Hogg, R. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Optics Express
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:1094-4087
ISSN (Online):1094-4087
Published Online:16 July 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Optical Society of America
First Published:First published in Optics Express 29(15):24387-24395
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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