1 September 2004 Optical far-IR wave generation - state-of-the-art and advanced device structures
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A recent study initiated by the European Space Agency aimed at identifying the most promising technologies to significantly improve on the generation of coherent electromagnetic radiation in the THz regime. The desired improvements include, amongst others, higher output powers and efficiencies at increasingly higher frequencies, wider tunability and miniaturization. The baseline technologies considered revolve around Photomixing and novel laser based technologies compared to all electronic techniques. Some of the most significant findings will be presented together with technological developments and experimental results selected for medium to short term development. These technologies include advanced p-i-n photomixer with superlattice structures and, THz quantum cascade lasers. Recent results achieved in these fields will be put into the potential perspective for the respective technology in the future.
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Viktor Krozer, Viktor Krozer, B. Leone, B. Leone, Hartmut G. Roskos, Hartmut G. Roskos, Torsten Loffler, Torsten Loffler, Gabriel Loata, Gabriel Loata, Gottfried H. Dohler, Gottfried H. Dohler, Frank Renner, Frank Renner, S. Eckardt, S. Eckardt, S. Malzer, S. Malzer, A. SchwanhauBer, A. SchwanhauBer, Tjeerd O. Klaassen, Tjeerd O. Klaassen, A. Adam, A. Adam, Paolo Lugli, Paolo Lugli, Aldo Di Carlo, Aldo Di Carlo, Maurizio Manenti, Maurizio Manenti, Gaetano Scamarcio, Gaetano Scamarcio, M. S. Vitiello, M. S. Vitiello, Michael Feiginov, Michael Feiginov, "Optical far-IR wave generation - state-of-the-art and advanced device structures", Proc. SPIE 5466, Microwave and Terahertz Photonics, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.554783; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.554783


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