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Tunable THz source based on the Smith Purcell effect
Author(s): Michael Mross; Thomas Lowell; Robert Durant; Maurice Kimmitt; Christian Guertin; Aidan O'Donnell
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Paper Abstract

A tunable terahertz source (TTS) based on a Smith-Purcell emitter will be described. The tunable THz source is analogous to low frequency electron beam devices such as magnetrons, backward wave oscillators and traveling wave tubes. The device offers continuous tunability, compactness, and robust operation. Examples of THz spectroscopy will be given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6120, Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics V, 61200C (7 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646191
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Michael Mross, Vermont Photonics LLC (United States)
Thomas Lowell, Vermont Photonics LLC (United States)
Robert Durant, Vermont Photonics LLC (United States)
Maurice Kimmitt, Vermont Photonics LLC (United States)
Christian Guertin, Vermont Photonics LLC (United States)
Aidan O'Donnell, Vermont Photonics LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6120:
Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics V
R. Jennifer Hwu; Kurt J. Linden, Editor(s)

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