Plasmons in Ballistic Nanostructures With Stubs: Transmission Line Approach

  title={Plasmons in Ballistic Nanostructures With Stubs: Transmission Line Approach},
  author={Gregory R. Aizin and J. Mikalopas and Michael S. Shur},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices},
The plasma wave instabilities in ballistic field-effect transistors have a promise of developing sensitive terahertz detectors and efficient terahertz sources. One of the difficulties in achieving efficient resonant plasmonic detection and generation is assuring proper boundary conditions at the contacts and at the heterointerfaces and tuning the plasma velocity. We propose using the tunable narrow channel regions of an increased width, which we call “stubs” for optimizing the boundary… 

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