Schottky Receivers

Versatile equipment for terahertz sensing

  • Zero-bias Schottky diodes
  • Output signal proportional to incident terahertz power
  • Ideally suited for terahertz imaging
  • Two versions: High Responsivity / High Bandwidth
  • Ultrafast version measures individual terahertz pulses

Schottky diodes work as incoherent receivers (i.e., power detectors) for both pulsed and cw-terahertz radiation. Applications like terahertz imaging benefit from both speed and sensitivity of the Schottky receivers. A special high-bandwidth version lends itself for the study of ultrafast processes – owing to its capability of resolving the amplitudes of individual terahertz pulses, even at typical repetition rates of femtosecond fiber lasers!