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Kloosterman, J.L. (author), Hayton, D.J. (author), Ren, Y. (author), Kao, T.Y. (author), Hovenier, J.N. (author), Gao, J.R. (author), Klapwijk, T.M. (author), Hu, Q. (author), Walker, C.K. (author), Reno, J.L. (author)
We report on a heterodyne receiver designed to observe the astrophysically important neutral atomic oxygen [OI] line at 4.7448?THz. The local oscillator is a third-order distributed feedback quantum cascade laser operating in continuous wave mode at 4.741?THz. A quasi-optical, superconducting NbN hot electron bolometer is used as the mixer. We...
journal article 2013
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Ren, Y. (author), Hayton, D.J. (author), Hovenier, J.N. (author), Cui, M. (author), Gao, J.R. (author), Klapwijk, T.M. (author), Shi, S.C. (author), Kao, T.Y. (author), Hu, Q. (author), Reno, J.L. (author)
We demonstrate an experimental scheme to simultaneously stabilize the frequency and amplitude of a 3.5 THz third-order distributed feedback quantum cascade laser as a local oscillator. The frequency stabilization has been realized using a methanol absorption line, a power detector, and a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) loop. The amplitude...
journal article 2012
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Ren, Y. (author), Hovenier, J.N. (author), Cui, M. (author), Hayton, D.J. (author), Gao, J.R. (author), Klapwijk, T.M. (author), Shi, S.C. (author), Kao, T.Y. (author), Hu, Q. (author), Reno, J.L. (author)
We report frequency locking of two 3.5-THz third-order distributed feedback (DFB) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) by using methanol molecular absorption lines, a proportional-integral-derivative controller, and a NbN bolometer. We show that the free-running linewidths of the QCLs are dependent on the electrical and temperature tuning coefficients....
journal article 2012
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Ren, Y. (author), Hovenier, J.N. (author), Higgins, R. (author), Gao, J.R. (author), Klapwijk, T.M. (author), Shi, S.C. (author), Klein, B. (author), Kao, T.Y. (author), Hu, Q. (author), Reno, J.L. (author)
A frequency tunable terahertz heterodyne spectrometer, based on a third-order distributed feedback quantum cascade laser as a local oscillator, has been demonstrated by measuring molecular spectral lines of methanol (CH3OH) gas at 3.5 THz. By varying the bias voltage of the laser, we achieved a tuning range of ? 1?GHz of the lasing frequency,...
journal article 2011
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Ren, Y. (author), Gao, J.R. (author), Hovenier, J.N.Higgins, R. (author), Zhang, W. (author), Bell, A. (author), Klein, B. (author), Klapwijk, T.M. (author)
High-resolution heterodyne spectrometers operating at above 2 THz are crucial for detecting, e.g., the HD line at 2.7 THz and oxygen OI line at 4.7 THz in astronomy. The potential receiver technology is a combination of a hot electron bolometer (HEB) mixer and a THz quantum cascade laser (QCL) local oscillator (LO).Here we report the first...
conference paper 2010
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Ren, Y. (author), Hovenier, J.N. (author), Higgins, R. (author), Gao, J.R. (author), Klapwijk, T.M. (author), Shi, S.C. (author), Bell, A. (author), Klein, B. (author), Williams, B.S. (author), Kumar, S. (author), Hu, Q. (author), Reno, J.L. (author)
A terahertz (THz) heterodyne spectrometer is demonstrated based on a quantum cascade laser (QCL) as a local oscillator (LO) and an NbN hot electron bolometer as a mixer, and it is used to measure high-resolution molecular spectral lines of methanol (CH3OH) between 2.913–2.918 THz. The spectral lines are taken from a gas cell containing methanol...
journal article 2010
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