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Development of backward-wave oscillators for terahertz applications
Author(s): R. Lawrence Ives; Carol Kory; Michael Read; Jeff Neilson; Malcolm Caplan; Nikolai Chubun; Steve Schwartzkopf; Ron Witherspoon
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Paper Abstract

Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop advanced backward wave oscillators that incorporate energy recovery, air cooling and improved performance. An improved coupler transforms the generated RF power to a high-purity, Gaussian output mode. The construction of a 600-700 GHz BWO is currently underway with higher frequency sources in development. Simulations predict 6-8 mW of RF power over a 100 GHz bandwidth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5070, Terahertz for Military and Security Applications, (29 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.506905
Show Author Affiliations
R. Lawrence Ives, Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. (United States)
Carol Kory, Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. (United States)
Michael Read, Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. (United States)
Jeff Neilson, Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. (United States)
Malcolm Caplan, Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. (United States)
Nikolai Chubun, Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. (United States)
Steve Schwartzkopf, Ron Witherspoon, Inc. (United States)
Ron Witherspoon, Ron Witherspoon Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5070:
Terahertz for Military and Security Applications
R. Jennifer Hwu; Dwight L. Woolard, Editor(s)

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