A graphene-based field-effect-transistor with asymmetric dual-grating gates was fabricated and characterized under excitation of terahertz radiation at two frequencies: 0.15 THz and 0.3 THz. The graphene sheet was encapsulated between two flakes of h-BN and placed on a highly doped SiO2/Si substrate. An asymmetric dual-grating gate was implemented on the h-BN top flake. Even though no antenna was used to couple the incoming radiation, a clear gate-bias-dependent photocurrent was measured under excitation at 0.3 THz up to room temperature. We subsequently demonstrated that the device can be used for terahertz sensing and inspection of hidden metallic objects at room temperature.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Computer Networks and Communications