THz GENERATORS

Terahertz Parametric Oscillators (TPOs)

The TPO systems are based on difference frequency generation in quasi-phase matched GaAS crystals placed inside an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by an ultrafast fiber laser. It generates 6-10 ps THz pulses at repetition rate of 80 MHz, delivering up to 1 mW average power and 1.5 W peak power. Central wavelength of 0.85 or 1.5 THz and spectral width of 100 GHz fits perfectly into the atmospheric transmission windows, making these sources ideal for THz imaging application. Very high peak powers make the TPO suitable for imaging systems employing non-linear effects, while sufficient average power makes it suitable for thermal detector array imaging as well.

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THz Generators: QS1-260 Based THz Sources

Operating frequency range of QS1-260 (160-260 GHz) can be extended to 2100GHz, using frequency multipliers. Typical maximum power across different ranges is shown in the table below.

QS1_260_02
QS1_260_04
QS1_260_06
QS1_260_08
QS1_260_10
QS1_260_12
QS1_260_14
QS1_260_16
QS1_260_18
QS1-260-2100-HP
QS1_260_20
Notes: Operation of QS1-260 based sources requires VR-6M power supply, MS-X.X magnetic system and BWO water cooling system.

 

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THz Generators: QS1-370 and QS1-710 Based THz Sources

    • Operating frequency range of QS1-370 (180-370 GHz) can be extended to 1150 GHz, using frequency multipliers. A frequency tripler designed QS1-710 BWO extends operation of this source to 1800-2100 GHz range.Typical maximum power across different ranges is shown in the table below.

 

QS1_370_02
QS1_370_04
QS1_370_06
QS1_370_08
QS1_370_10
QS1_370_12
QS1_370_14
QS1_370_15 QS1_370_16
Notes: Operation of QS1-370 and QS1-710 based sources requires VR-6M power supply, MS-X.X magnetic system and BWO water cooling system.

 

THz Generators: QS2-180 Based THz Sources

Operating frequency range of QS2-180 (100-180 GHz) can be extended to 1500 GHz, using frequency multipliers.
Typical maximum power across different ranges is shown in the table below.

QS2-180
QS2-350
QS2-500
QS2-1000
QS2-1500
QS2-1500-HP
Notes: Operation of QS2-180 based sources requires VR-3M power supply.

 
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BWO Power Supplies:

Polarization RotatorVR-series power supplies provide for highly stabilized cathode voltage ranging from 0 to 6000V, as well as BWO grid and heater voltages.

The software package (“EPSILON”) and digital-to-analog converter (DAC-16) enable user-friendly
control of the system via RS-232 or GPIB interfaces.

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BWO Magnets:

Polarization RotatorThe MS-X.X magnetic systems are designed to house high frequency BWO’s operating in the spectral
range 0.18 – 1.42 THz.

The systems include a permanent magnet with inputs for BWO electrical
connections and the water cooling system. The MS-1.2 and MS-1.3 models are also equipped with
a 2-axis mechanical rotation stage for centering the BWO in the magnetic field.

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Model # Magnetic Field (Tesla) Size (inches) Weight (lbs) Designed for
MS-0.6 0.6 7 x 7 x 7 30 QS1-260
MS-0.7 0.7 9 x 9 x 9 60 QS1-370
MS-1.3 1.3 12 x 12 x 12 110 all models

Relevant Datasheets:

BWO Cooling System Datasheet (PDF, 33 KB)
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