Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Abstract-Terahertz slot antenna devices fabricated on silver nanowire network films

We fabricated plasmonic devices operating in the terahertz (THz) frequency range using silver nanowire (AgNW) network films. AgNW films exhibit high conductivity and good transparency in the visible range, with a figure of merit comparable to that of conventional transparent conducting oxide films. The THz conductivity of AgNW films can be improved by post-treatment procedures such as welding using graphene oxide flakes. Using photolithography, we fabricated the slot antenna arrays whose resonance behaviors are determined by geometric parameters such as the length of individual elements. The plasmonic resonance varied with the sheet resistances of the film, enabling us to manipulate the quality factors and the peak position of the resonance, in particular, by controlling the films thickness and by the post-procedures such as the chemical vapor treatment.
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