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Title: Two-path plasmonic interferometer with integrated detector

Abstract

An electrically tunable terahertz two-path plasmonic interferometer with an integrated detection element can down convert a terahertz field to a rectified DC signal. The integrated detector utilizes a resonant plasmonic homodyne mixing mechanism that measures the component of the plasma waves in-phase with an excitation field that functions as the local oscillator in the mixer. The plasmonic interferometer comprises two independently tuned electrical paths. The plasmonic interferometer enables a spectrometer-on-a-chip where the tuning of electrical path length plays an analogous role to that of physical path length in macroscopic Fourier transform interferometers.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1244238
Patent Number(s):
9,297,638
Application Number:
14/520,057
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) Research Foundation of The City of New York (New York, NY) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Oct 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Dyer, Gregory Conrad, Shaner, Eric A., and Aizin, Gregory. Two-path plasmonic interferometer with integrated detector. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Dyer, Gregory Conrad, Shaner, Eric A., & Aizin, Gregory. Two-path plasmonic interferometer with integrated detector. United States.
Dyer, Gregory Conrad, Shaner, Eric A., and Aizin, Gregory. Tue . "Two-path plasmonic interferometer with integrated detector". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1244238.
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abstractNote = {An electrically tunable terahertz two-path plasmonic interferometer with an integrated detection element can down convert a terahertz field to a rectified DC signal. The integrated detector utilizes a resonant plasmonic homodyne mixing mechanism that measures the component of the plasma waves in-phase with an excitation field that functions as the local oscillator in the mixer. The plasmonic interferometer comprises two independently tuned electrical paths. The plasmonic interferometer enables a spectrometer-on-a-chip where the tuning of electrical path length plays an analogous role to that of physical path length in macroscopic Fourier transform interferometers.},
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year = {Tue Mar 29 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
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