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Integrated chip-scale THz technology
Author(s): Michael C. Wanke; Mark Lee; Christopher D. Nordquist; Michael J. Cich; Melissa Cavaliere; Adam M. Rowen; James R. Gillen; Christian L. Arrington; Albert D. Grine; Charles T. Fuller; John L. Reno
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Paper Abstract

The quantum cascade laser (QCL) is currently the only solid-state source of coherent THz radiation capable of delivering more than 1 mW of average power at frequencies above ~ 2 THz. This power level combined with very good intrinsic frequency definition characteristics make QCLs an extremely appealing solid-state solution as compact sources for THz applications. I will present results on integrating QCLs with passive rectangular waveguides for guiding and controlling the radiation emitted by the QCLs and on the performance of a THz integrated circuit combining a THz QCL with a Schottky diode mixer to form a heterodyne receiver/transceiver.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8031, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III, 80310E (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883612
Show Author Affiliations
Michael C. Wanke, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Mark Lee, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
Christopher D. Nordquist, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Michael J. Cich, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Melissa Cavaliere, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Adam M. Rowen, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
James R. Gillen, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Christian L. Arrington, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Albert D. Grine, LMATA Govt. Services (United States)
Charles T. Fuller, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
John L. Reno, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8031:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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