Published/Posted: February 9, 2021
Authors: Mittendorff, M.; Winnerl, S.; Murphy, T. E.
Abstract The terahertz (THz) region of the electromagnetic spectrum spans the gap between optics and electronics and has historically suffered from a paucity of optoelectronic devices, in large part because of inadequate optical materials that function in this spectral range. 2D materials, including graphene and a growing family of related van der Waals materials, have been shown to exhibit unusual optical and electrical properties that can enable diverse new applications in the THz regime. In this review, some of the unusual properties of 2D materials that make them promising for THz applications are explained, the recent work in the field of 2D THz optoelectronics is summarized, and the challenges and opportunities that await this promising new field are outlined.
M. Mittendorff, S. Winnerl and T. E. Murphy, "2D THz Optoelectronics", Adv. Optical Mater. 9(3) 2001500 (2021)
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