Optical response of amorphous Ge photoconductive switches with YBCO transmission lines

I. Kawayama, T. Miyadera, Y. Doda, T. Kiwa, H. Murakami, M. Tonouchi

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Amorphous germanium (a-Ge) photoconductive switches coupled with YBCO transmission lines are fabricated on MgO (100) substrates. The optical responses of the photoconductive switches at lower temperatures are examined using the terahertz beam generation technique. The results have revealed that the a-Ge photoconductive switch can stably work at low temperatures and operation frequencies around 100 GHz. We also discuss the effects of YBCO transmission lines and the deterioration of the interface between a-Ge and YBCO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1475-1478
Number of pages4
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventISEC 2003, International Superconducting Electronics Conference - Sydney,NSW, Australia
Duration: Jul 7 2003Jul 11 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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