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A tunable continuous-wave terahertz generator based on 1.3-μm dual-mode laser diode and travelling-wave photodiode
Author(s): Han-Cheol Ryu; Namje Kim; Jung-Woo Park; Sang-Pil Han; Hyunsung Ko; Kiwon Moon; Min Yong Jeon; Kyung Hyun Park
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate the tunable continuous-wave (CW) terahertz generator based on the λ/4 phase-shifted 1.3 μm dual-mode laser diode (DML) and travelling-wave photodiode (TWPD). The DML and TWPD operate as an optical beat source and terahertz photomixer, respectively. The laser diodes (LDs) operating at the 1.3 μm have more suitable characteristics as optical beat sources than the LDs operating at 1.55 μm because of their high efficiency and better thermal stability. The micro-heaters are integrated on top of each DFB LD for mode beat frequency tuning. The fabricated DML was continuously tuned from 230 GHz to 1485 GHz by increasing the temperature of each DFB section independently via integrated micro-heaters. The high-speed TWPD with an InGaAs absorber was designed and fabricated to efficiently generate the photomixing terahertz CW. A complementary log-periodic antenna was integrated with the TWPD to radiate the generated terahertz wave with minimum reflection in the wide frequency range. The terahertz characteristics of the tunable CW terahertz generator based on the DML and TWPD were measured in a fiber-coupled, homodyne terahertz photomixing system. Our results of the tunable CW terahertz generator show the feasibility of a compact and highly efficient CW terahertz spectrometer and imager.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8624, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications VI, 862407 (27 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2001964
Show Author Affiliations
Han-Cheol Ryu, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Namje Kim, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Jung-Woo Park, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Sang-Pil Han, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Hyunsung Ko, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Kiwon Moon, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Min Yong Jeon, Chungnam National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Kyung Hyun Park, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8624:
Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications VI
Laurence P. Sadwick; Créidhe M. O'Sullivan, Editor(s)

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