Terahertz detection in 2D materials

Thomas E. Murphy, M. Mehdi Jadidi, Martin Mittendorff, Andrei B. Sushkov, H. Dennis Drew, Michael S. Fuhrer

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The terahertz (THz) region of the electromagnetic spectrum, broadly defined as between 300 GHz and 30 THz, is of growing importance in fields as diverse as communications, medicine, astronomy, security, biology and materials science. Despite this, the technologies for detection of THz radiation are still comparatively immature. The most sensitive THz detectors are typically slow and require cryogenic cooling, and conversely the fastest detectors lack the sensitivity to measure weak signals. We describe here recent work to employ new two-dimensional (2D) materials for the detection of THz waves.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XV
EditorsGiuseppe Leo, Gail J. Brown, Manijeh Razeghi, Jay S. Lewis
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781510615656
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventQuantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XV 2018 - San Francisco, United States of America
Duration: 28 Jan 20182 Feb 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceQuantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XV 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Francisco


  • Black phosphorus
  • Far infrared
  • Graphene
  • Terahertz

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