Graphene demonstrates interesting electrical, optical, and optoelectronic properties. A number of other one-atom-thick material structures have been discovered and studied. Industrially applicable technologies for these structures are currently under active development.
In spite of enormous research in the area of devices based on graphene, the number of extensive review publications on THz devices based on graphene is small. This review volume would fill the gap. Researchers and engineers working in the fields of electronics and plasmonics can use it to understand the influence of plasmonics on device performance. The book can be also be used as a required text for doctorate courses and as a supplementary material for postgraduate courses.
The material presented in the book is reviewed in detail in Chapter 1. Chapter 2 discusses the electronic and plasmonic properties of graphene and heterostructures based on graphene for all devices. Chapters 3–7 focus on the concepts of detectors and emitters with a special emphasis on plasmonic enhancement of those devices as well as on population inversion and lasing.
"This book—subtitled “Detector and Emitter Concepts”—is dedicated to the applications of graphene in terahertz and optical spectrum, especially to emission and detection in this electromagnetic spectrum.
The work is written by many renowned scientists working in the area of semiconductors and is divided into six parts. Part 1 deals with plasma waves in 2D electron–hole gas. Part 2 focuses on terahertz detectors based on lateral graphene-layer structures. The population inversion in graphene is the subject of part 3 of the book, and part 4 describes stimulated emission. Part 5 presents the detectors and emitters based on photon/plasmon-assisted tunneling between graphene layers separated by an atomically thin insulating/semiconducting layer. Finally, Part 6 extends these concepts to van der Waals heterostructures.
The book is mainly an advanced theoretical work, but experiments are also presented and explained. Therefore, this is a book dedicated to Ph.D. students and researchers."
Mircea Dragoman, National Research and Development Institute in Microtechnology, Romania.