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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2002
  • pp: 521–523

Generation of tunable far-infrared radiation with a quantum cascade laser

Gianluca Gagliardi, Silvia Viciani, Massimo Inguscio, Paolo De Natale, Claire Gmachl, Federico Capasso, Deborah L. Sivco, James N. Baillargeon, Albert L. Hutchinson, and Alfred Y. Cho  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 7, pp. 521-523 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000521


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Abstract

We demonstrate the generation of cw tunable far-infrared radiation by mixing a quantum cascade laser and a CO>2 laser in a W–Ni metal–insulator–metal diode. The first known spectroscopic application to the recording of an H79Br transition near 4.47 THz is reported.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2170) General : Equipment and techniques
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(300.6270) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, far infrared

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Gianluca Gagliardi, Silvia Viciani, Massimo Inguscio, Paolo De Natale, Claire Gmachl, Federico Capasso, Deborah L. Sivco, James N. Baillargeon, Albert L. Hutchinson, and Alfred Y. Cho, "Generation of tunable far-infrared radiation with a quantum cascade laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 521-523 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-7-521


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