The anisotropic quasi-static permittivity of single-crystal β -Ga2O3measured by terahertz spectroscopy

Prashanth Gopalan, Sean Knight, Ashish Chanana, Megan Stokey, Praneeth Ranga, Michael A. Scarpulla, Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Vanya Darakchieva, Zbigniew Galazka, Klaus Irmscher, Andreas Fiedler, Steve Blair, Mathias Schubert, Berardi Sensale-Rodriguez

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The quasi-static anisotropic permittivity parameters of electrically insulating beta gallium oxide (β-Ga2O3) were determined by terahertz spectroscopy. Polarization-resolved frequency domain spectroscopy in the spectral range from 200 GHz to 1 THz was carried out on bulk crystals along different orientations. Principal directions for permittivity were determined along crystallographic axes c and b and reciprocal lattice direction a*. No significant frequency dispersion in the real part of dielectric permittivity was observed in the measured spectral range. Our results are in excellent agreement with recent radio frequency capacitance measurements as well as with extrapolations from recent infrared measurements of phonon mode and high-frequency contributions and close the knowledge gap for these parameters in the terahertz spectral range. Our results are important for applications of β-Ga2O3 in high-frequency electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number252103
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 21 2020

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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