Integration and characterisation of Schottky diodes with a pre-amplifier for THz applications
International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz 2020)
Contribution to Conference
This contribution deals with the investigation and characterisation of fully integrated broadband Terahertz (THz) Schottky diodes using silver (Ag) metallic nanowires (NWs) with 120 nm diameter as bridge contacts for zero-bias operating THz detectors based on highly doped Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) and Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) layers. The combination of InGaAs and metallic NWs shows almost 7 times higher forward current than the metallic NW with GaAs at 0.27 V with a capacitance of 0.5 fF and a series resistance of 29Omega. The highest calculated cut-off frequency of 10.7 THz was obtained for a NW contacted vertical InGaAs diode.