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Tunable terahertz radiation source

United States Patent

January 21, 2014
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Terahertz radiation source and method of producing terahertz radiation, said source comprising a junction stack, said junction stack comprising a crystalline material comprising a plurality of self-synchronized intrinsic Josephson junctions; an electrically conductive material in contact with two opposing sides of said crystalline material; and a substrate layer disposed upon at least a portion of both the crystalline material and the electrically-conductive material, wherein the crystalline material has a c-axis which is parallel to the substrate layer, and wherein the source emits at least 1 mW of power.
Boulaevskii; Lev (Los Alamos, NM), Feldmann; David M. (Los Alamos, NM), Jia; Quanxi (Los Alamos, NM), Koshelev; Alexei (Bolingbrook, IL), Moody; Nathan A. (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
12/ 541,073
September 14, 2009
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL RIGHTS The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.