New Publication – Single n-i-n InP Nanowires for Highly Sensitive Terahertz Detection


Kun Peng has written a paper accepted in IOP Nanotechnology (

The work, building on previous progress in single nanowire terahertz detectors, uses a combination of an axial doping profile and novel optical characterisation to improve the contact quality for these devices.

The new nanowire detectors show improved signal-to-noise ratio, now approaching that of conventional detectors.


MRS Fall – Invited Talk


Patrick has given an invited talk at MRS Fall 2016 in Boston, on the topic of “Nanowire Photoconductive Detectors for Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy”.
The research is based on the work of group member Kun Peng, and specifically covered the characterisation and development of single nanowire terahertz photoconductive detectors.

New Paper – Broad Band Phase Sensitive Single InP Nanowire Photoconductive Terahertz Detectors


Kun’s paper “Broad Band Phase Sensitive Single InP Nanowire Photoconductive Terahertz Detectors” has been accepted for publication in Nano Letters. In the work, Kun has fabricated a single nanowire terahertz detector using an InP nanowire, and compared different antenna structures with traditional “bulk” InP detectors.

We have shown the utility of these structures for terahertz detection with a source limited bandwith, opening up possibilities for nanoscale terahertz electronics.

The paper, a collaboration between the University of Oxford Terahertz Photonics Group (Johnston Group), the Australian National University Electronic Materials Engineering Group (Jagadish Group) and the Parkinson Group at the University of Manchester is currently “just accepted”, and available at