Matsuura, Shuji and Blake, Geoffrey A. and Chen, Pin and Pearson, J. C. and Pickett, Herbert M. (1998) A High Power Frequency-Stabilized Tunable Two-Frequency Diode Laser System for the Generation of Coherent THz-Waves by Photomixing. In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology. , pp. 445-451. ISBN 613503126 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20121002-105657742
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A tunable two-frequency high-power diode laser system at 850 nm for terahertz (Thz)-wave generation by photomixing in low-temperature-grown GaAs photo-conductors has been developed. The difference frequency is obtained through a three laser system, where two lasers are locked to different orders of a Fabry-Perot cavity and a third is offset-locked to the first, The difference-frequency signal is generated by the offset laser and the other cavity-locked laser. The spectral purity of the beat note is better than 1 MHz. The maximum output power of -500 mW was obtained by using the master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) technique, simultaneous injection of two seed frequencies with a single semiconductor optical amplifier. Here we report the generation of THz waves and spectroscopy of acetonitrile as proof of concept.
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