We study theoretically the carrier transport and the plasmonic phenomena in the gated structures with dense lateral carbon nanotube (CNT) networks (CNT “felt”) placed between the highly-conducting slot line electrodes. The CNT networks under consideration consist of a mixture of semiconducting and metallic CNTs. We find the dispersion relations for the two-dimensional plasmons, associated with the collective self-consisted motion of electrons in the individual CNTs, propagating along the electrodes as functions of the net electron density (gate voltage), relative fraction of the semiconducting and metallic CNTs, and the spacing between the electrodes. In a wide range of parameters, the characteristic plasmonic frequencies can fall in the terahertz (THz) range. The structures with lateral CNT networks can used in different THz devices.
|Title of host publication||Scaling and Integration of High-Speed Electronics and Optomechanical Systems|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing Co.|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Jan 1|
- Carbon nanotube network
- Terahertz radiation; plasmonic
- Two-dimensional carrier system