Thursday, 27 April 2017

Calculation and Study of Graphene Conductivity Based on Terahertz Spectroscopy

Feng, X., Hu, M., Zhou, J., & Liu, S. (2017). Calculation and Study of Graphene Conductivity Based on Terahertz Spectroscopy. Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, 1-11.
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Based on terahertz time-domain spectroscopy system and two-dimensional scanning control system, terahertz transmission and reflection intensity mapping images on a graphene film are obtained, respectively. Then, graphene conductivity mapping images in the frequency range 0.5 to 2.5 THz are acquired according to the calculation formula. The conductivity of graphene at some typical regions is fitted by Drude-Smith formula to quantitatively compare the transmission and reflection measurements. The results show that terahertz reflection spectroscopy has a higher signal-to-noise ratio with less interference of impurities on the back of substrates. The effect of a red laser excitation on the graphene conductivity by terahertz time-domain transmission spectroscopy is also studied. The results show that the graphene conductivity in the excitation region is enhanced while that in the adjacent area is weakened which indicates carriers transport in graphene under laser excitation. This paper can make great contribution to the study on graphene electrical and optical properties in the terahertz regime and help design graphene terahertz devices.

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... Terahertz transmission and reflection time domain signals (TDS) are obtained with a THz Spectroscope(TPS 3000 assembled by the British company TeraView Ltd) by means of a two- dimensional raster scanning on the graphene/quartz sample in 0.1 mm steps between the ...