The article by Roman M Balagula et al. just published in the journal MDPI Materials. The study is aimed towards the high frequency response properties of the n-type GaN epilayers on a native stubstrates. The results indicate new practical possibilities of the GaN material controlled by an external electric field for the development of novel devices for high-power and high-frequency applications.
The work was supported by European Social Fund (project No 09.3.3-LMT-K- 712-19-0184) under grant agreement with the Research Council of Lithuania (LMT), the National Science Centre (Grant No. UMO-2017/27/L/ST7/03283) and the National Center for Research and Development (Grant No. WPC/20/DefeGaN/2018 and No. TECHMATSTRATEG-III/0003/2019/EnerGaN).
Work by J. Jorudas et al. was recently published in the MDPI Materials journal reporting about the development of high electron mobility transistor structures based on quaternary lattice matched InAlGaN barrier layer.
The thorough study on the morphological, optical and electrical properties of the layers is accomplished aiming towards application for microwave power and terahertz plasmonic devices.
The work was supported by the Research Council of Lithuania under the “TERAGANWIRE” project (Grant No. S-LL-19-1), by the National Science Center of Poland (Grant No. 2017/27/L/ST7/03283), by “International Research Agendas” program of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the EU under the European Regional Development Fund (Nos. MAB/2018/9), and partially supported by the Polish National Center for Research and Development through projects No. WPC/20/DefeGaN/2018 and No. TECHMATSTRATEG-III/0003/2019.
The newest study was published in Journal of Applied Physics by Rusnė Ivaškevičiūtė-Povilauskienė et al. about the advantages of optical modulation in terahertz imaging for study of graphene layers.
It was demonstrated that optical modulation together with simultaneous terahertz (THz) imaging application enables an increase in contrast by an order of magnitude, thereby illustrating the technique as a convenient contactless tool for characterization of graphene deposited on high-resistivity silicon substrates.
The technique is applied in the development and investigation of graphene-based optical diffractive elements for THz imaging systems.
The work achieved funding from Horizon 2020 program under Grant No. 823728 (DiSetCom) as well as by the Academy of Finland Flagship Programme “Photonics Research and Innovation (PREIN)” (Decision No. 320165).
Rolando Maskoliūno vedamoje laidoje ”Smalsumo genas” (transliuojama per LRT) kalbama apie metamedžiagas ir terahercų technologiją. Apie vykdomus metamedžiagų tyrimus FTMC pasakoja Dr. Dalius Seliuta, o apie terahercų taikymus — Dr. Linas Minkevičius.
Traditional THz Atelier Table Football Championship was held just before Christmas. Ten participants registered to this event to prove themself as skillful players.
Five teams were competing for the very nice looking newly established prize. The prize is introduced this year and now will pass every year to new champions.
The teams were created randomly from the list of registered players using sophisticated algorithm just before the start of the championship. It was done to avoid illegal preliminary agreements among players despite some fierce protests.
After set of games the winners were announced and the prize was awarded to Dr. Mindaugas Karaliūnas and Vladislovas Čižas team. Congratulations to the new champions!
By the way, due to COVID-19 pandemic last year table football championship was postponed until this year. Looking forward to meet at the same table next year.
New principle and at the same time a new type of compact high-frequency radiation source operating at room temperature that can be placed on a semiconductor chip is suggested. It is broadband and can operate in the both GHz and THz frequency bands. Operation of the device relies on principles of the quantum optoelectronics (Esaki-Tsu nonlinearity of the quantum super-lattice), and employ drift-relaxation modes to amplify high-frequency radiation, which propagates in a semiconductor superlattice along its axis at a speed approximately 1000 times slower than the speed of light in a material. It can be realized in semiconductor superlattice with non-ohmic injection contacts of an appropriate design.
We work for the TERAOPTICS project at the Terahertz Photonics Laboratory (FTMC). Warm welcome to Krishna Kumar from the DAS Photonics and Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) being with us for next two weeks.
Recent work published in AIP Advanced journal by Agnieszka Siemion et. al reports on advances in Terahertz digital holography implementing two- and four-step phase shifting technique. Proposed holographic technique shows many advantages in THz imaging such as better contrast, reconstruction of 3D image and etc.