Giant Terahertz Photoconductance of Quantum Point Contacts in the Tunneling Regime

M. Otteneder, Z. D. Kvon, O. A. Tkachenko, V. A. Tkachenko, A. S. Jaroshevich, E. E. Rodyakina, A. V. Latyshev, S. D. Ganichev

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We report on the observation of the giant photoconductance of a quantum point contact (QPC) in the tunneling regime excited by terahertz radiation. Studied QPCs are formed in a GaAs/(Al,Ga)As heterostructure with a high-electron-mobility two-dimensional electron gas. We demonstrate that irradiation of strongly negatively biased QPCs by laser radiation with frequency f=0.69THz and intensity 50mW/cm2 results in two orders of magnitude enhancement of the QPC conductance. The effect increases with the dark conductivity decrease. It is also characterized by a strong polarization dependence and a drastic reduction of the signal by increasing the radiation frequency to 1.63 THz. We demonstrate that all experimental findings can be well explained by the photon-assisted tunneling through the QPC. Corresponding calculations are in good agreement with the experiment.

Язык оригиналаанглийский
Номер статьи014015
Число страниц9
ЖурналPhysical Review Applied
Номер выпуска1
СостояниеОпубликовано - 17 июл. 2018


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