Graphene H-Waveguide for Terahertz Lasing Applications: Electromagnetic Quasi-Linear Theory
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Original versionNanomaterials. 2020, 10 (12), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10122415
A novel graphene H-waveguide is proposed for active terahertz components. A graphene film illuminated by strong pumping light shorts the parallel conductor plates. The terahertz modes propagating along this film are amplified at certain conditions. A rigorous electromagnetic (EM) quasi-linear method of analytical calculations of and eigenmodes is used in this paper to select these conditions. Among them is the use of bound modes interacting with graphene plasmons at frequencies of negative graphene resistance, minimizing conductor loss associated with parallel plates, and excluding the current-crowding effect from the waveguide design. The limitations of the used theory are considered, and the applications of this waveguide are proposed.