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28 July 2014 A multi-pixel room-temperature local oscillator subsystem for array receivers at 1.9 THz
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We report on the first room-temperature modular multi-pixel Schottky diode-based, tunable, frequency-multiplied local oscillator sub-system at 1.9 THz. This source has been developed to enable efficient high-resolution mapping of the C+ line using suborbital platforms such as the SOFIA aircraft and balloons, as well as space instruments. This compact LO source features four multipliers (X3X2X3X3) to up-convert Ka-band power to 1.9 THz. Preliminary results at 300 K demonstrate more than 5 μW per pixel at 1.9 THz. The source is designed to provide a large output power dynamic range and can be expanded to larger array receivers.
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Jose V. Siles, Imran Mehdi, Choonsup Lee, Robert Lin, Jon Kawamura, Erich Schlecht, Peter Bruneau, and Paul F. Goldsmith "A multi-pixel room-temperature local oscillator subsystem for array receivers at 1.9 THz", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 914777 (28 July 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055011
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