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9 September 1999 Generation and detection of THz waves with photomixers
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Proceedings Volume 3828, Terahertz Spectroscopy and Applications II; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.361024
Event: Industrial Lasers and Inspection (EUROPTO Series), 1999, Munich, Germany
Abstract
Two low-temperature-grown GaAs photomixers were used to construct a transmit-and-receive module that is frequency agile over the band 25 GHz to 2 THz, or 6.3 octaves. A photomixer transmitter emits the THz difference frequency of two detuned diode lasers. A photomixer receiver then linearly detects the THz wave by homodyne down conversion. The concept was demonstrated using microwave and submillimeter-wave photomixers. Compared to time-domain photoconductive sampling, the photomixer transceiver offers improved frequency resolution, spectral brightness, system size, and cost.
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Simon Verghese, K. Alexander McIntosh, and Erik K. Duerr "Generation and detection of THz waves with photomixers", Proc. SPIE 3828, Terahertz Spectroscopy and Applications II, (9 September 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.361024
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