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Backward wave oscillators for terahertz applications
Author(s): Purobi Phillips; R. Lawrence Ives; Carol Kory; Michael Read; Jeff Neilson; Malcom 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: 15 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5403, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense III, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542824
Show Author Affiliations
Purobi Phillips, Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. (United States)
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)
Malcom 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. 5403:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense III
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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