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Monolithically integrated absolute frequency comb laser system

United States Patent

July 12, 2016
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Rather than down-convert optical frequencies, a QCL laser system directly generates a THz frequency comb in a compact monolithically integrated chip that can be locked to an absolute frequency without the need of a frequency-comb synthesizer. The monolithic, absolute frequency comb can provide a THz frequency reference and tool for high-resolution broad band spectroscopy.
Wanke; Michael C. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 859,706
September 21, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.