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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22988–23000

Coherent terahertz photonics

Alwyn J. Seeds, Martyn J. Fice, Katarzyna Balakier, Michele Natrella, Oleg Mitrofanov, Marco Lamponi, Mourad Chtioui, Frederic van Dijk, Michael Pepper, Gabriel Aeppli, A. Giles Davies, Paul Dean, Edmund Linfield, and Cyril C. Renaud  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22988-23000 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.022988


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Abstract

We present a review of recent developments in THz coherent systems based on photonic local oscillators. We show that such techniques can enable the creation of highly coherent, thus highly sensitive, systems for frequencies ranging from 100 GHz to 5 THz, within an energy efficient integrated platform. We suggest that such systems could enable the THz spectrum to realize its full applications potential. To demonstrate how photonics-enabled THz systems can be realized, we review the performance of key components, show recent demonstrations of integrated platforms, and give examples of applications.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(040.2840) Detectors : Heterodyne
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(140.5965) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging

ToC Category:
Thz Photonics

History
Original Manuscript: July 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2013
Published: September 23, 2013

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Microwave Photonics (2013) Optics Express

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Alwyn J. Seeds, Martyn J. Fice, Katarzyna Balakier, Michele Natrella, Oleg Mitrofanov, Marco Lamponi, Mourad Chtioui, Frederic van Dijk, Michael Pepper, Gabriel Aeppli, A. Giles Davies, Paul Dean, Edmund Linfield, and Cyril C. Renaud, "Coherent terahertz photonics," Opt. Express 21, 22988-23000 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-22988


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