Stable single mode terahertz semiconductor sources at room temperature

Manijeh Razeghi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Terahertz (THz) range is an area of the electromagnetic spectra which has lots of applications but it suffers from the lack of simple working devices which can emit THz radiation, such as the high performance mid-infrared (mid-IR) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) [1] based on InP technology [2]. The applications for the THz can be found in astronomy and space research, biology imaging, security, industrial inspection, etc. Unlike THz QCLs based on the fundamental oscillators, which are limited to cryogenic operations, semiconductor THz sources based on nonlinear effects of mid-IR QCLs do not suffer from operating temperature limitations, because mid-IR QCLs can operate well above room temperature. THz sources based on difference frequency generation (DFG) utilize nonlinear properties of asymmetric quantum structures, such as QCL structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, ISDRS 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, ISDRS 2011 - College Park, MD, United States
Duration: Dec 7 2011Dec 9 2011

Publication series

Name2011 International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, ISDRS 2011

Other

Other2011 International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, ISDRS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityCollege Park, MD
Period12/7/1112/9/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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