Proceedings of the 14th International Particle Accelerator Conference
IPAC'23 - 14th International Particle Accelerator Conference, May 7-12, 2023, Venice, Italy
Recent studies showed significant improvement in quantum efficiency (QE) by negative electron affinity (NEA) GaAs nanopillar array (NPA) photocathodes over their flat surface peers, particularly at 500 ─ 800 nm waveband. However, the underlying physics is yet to be well understood for further improvement in its performance. In this report, NEA GaAs NPA photocathodes with different dimensions were studied. The diameter of the nanopillars varied from 200 ─ 360 nm, the height varied from 230 ─ 1000 nm and the periodicity varied from 470 ─ 630 nm. The QE and photocathode lifetime were measured. Mie-resonance enhancement was observed at tunable resonance wavelengths. Simulations was also performed to understand the mechanism of photo-absorption and possible ways to further improve the photocathode performance to meet the stringent requirement of the electron sources in large scale electron accelerators.
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Original Publication Citation
Rahman, M., Mamun, M., Zhang, S., & Elsayed-Ali, H. (2023) Quantum efficiency and lifetime study for negative electron affinity GaAs nanopillar array photocathode. In R. Assmann, P. McIntosh, G. Bisoffi, A. Fabris, I. Andrian, & G. Vinicola (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th International Particle Accelerator Conference (pp. 4536- 4538). JACoW. https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2023-THPL048
Rahman, Md Aziz Ar; Mamun, Md Abdullah; Zhang, Shukui; and Elsayed-Ali, Hani E., "Quantum Efficiency and Lifetime Study for Negative Electron Affinity GaAs Nanopillar Array Photocathode" (2023). Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 423.
0000-0002-8348-5204 (Rahman), 0000-0002-1329-5018 (Elsayed-Ali)