Terahertz Radiation from Carbon Nanotubes

Authored by: Andrei M. Nemilentsau , Gregory Ya. Slepyan , Sergey A. Maksimenko , Oleg V. Kibis , Mikhail E. Portnoi

Handbook of Nanophysics

Print publication date:  September  2010
Online publication date:  September  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420075427
eBook ISBN: 9781420075434
Adobe ISBN:


 Download Chapter



Creating a compact, reliable source of terahertz (THz) radiation is one of the most challenging problems in contemporary applied physics (Lee and Wanke, 2007). Despite the fact that THz technology is at the boundaries of microwave and photonic technologies, it is quite underdeveloped compared to the achievements in the microwave or the photonic technology. There are very few commercially available instruments for the THz frequency region, and most of them lack the precision required to perform accurate measurements. There are also no miniaturized and low-cost THz sources. One of the latest trends in THz technology (Dragoman and Dragoman, 2004a) is to use single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) as building blocks of novel high-frequency devices.

Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.