5 September 2014 Room temperature continuous wave THz quantum cascade laser source with high power operation
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We demonstrate the first room temperature continuous wave THz sources based on intracavity difference frequency generation from mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers. This accomplishment was enabled by integration of several key technologies, resulting in a new high efficiency waveguide design and improved thermal dissipation. Room temperature single mode emissions at 3.6 THz with an emitting power of 3 μW and a mid-IR-to-THz conversion efficiency of 0.44 mW/W2 are obtained in continuous wave mode. THz peak power up to 1.4 mW in pulsed mode operation with a mid-IRto- THz conversion efficiency of 0.8 mW/W2 at 3.5 THz is also demonstrated.
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M. Razeghi, M. Razeghi, Q. Y. Lu, Q. Y. Lu, N. Bandyopadhyay, N. Bandyopadhyay, S. Slivken, S. Slivken, Y. Bai, Y. Bai, "Room temperature continuous wave THz quantum cascade laser source with high power operation", Proc. SPIE 9199, Terahertz Emitters, Receivers, and Applications V, 919902 (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064802; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2064802
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