Recently compact frequency sensitive THz detection has been achieved using gated gratings on 2DEG structure. The method is based on the resonant absorption of the 2D plasmon dependence on tuning of carrier density by depletion gating. Here we demonstrate a method to improve detector sensitivity, tunability and remove polarization dependence through the development of a gated grid design. The requirement for imaging applications of device dimensions on the order of < 1 micron over a detector area of 4 mm2, suggest that standard lithographic approaches will be too costly for large scale detector production. Here we realize the gated grid plasmonic structure on 2DEG material by using nanosphere self-assembly lithography.


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