Characteristics of terahertz radiation emitted from the intrinsic Josephson junctions in high-Tc superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ

Minami, H.; Kakeya, I.; Yamaguchi, H.; Yamamoto, T.; Kadowaki, K.
December 2009
Applied Physics Letters;12/7/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 23, p232511
Academic Journal
Characteristic features of terahertz radiation emitted from a rectangular mesa comprised stacked intrinsic Josephson junctions in the layered high-Tc superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ are reported. The emission with the total power of ∼5 μW at 0.63 THz shows a characteristic spatial distribution reflecting the rectangular shape. The stability of the emission was measured for at least 20 min. and the power fluctuation was found to be less than 4%. Furthermore, the radiation is highly polarized linearly with a ratio of 50:1. All features, including the spectral purity narrower than 4 GHz at full width at half maximum, promise a stable, coherent, and continuous terahertz source for various applications.


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