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Title: Superconducting source for tunable coherent terahertz radiation

Abstract

A system includes a solid state source of THz radiation and a detector. The source of THz radiation may be based on a superconducting material, such as materials containing one or more Josephson junctions (e.g. BSCCO). The source may include a crystal of superconducting material on which a mesa of superconducting material is formed. The resonant coupling between the Josephson oscillations and the fundamental cavity mode of the mesa may lead to synchronization of the Josephson junctions and emission of powerful THz radiation. The mesa may be formed and/or handled such that THz radiation can be emitted by the material without requiring application of an external magnetic field (e.g. the mesa may include a non-uniform compositional gradient, a non-uniform shape, may have radiation non-uniformly applied to the mesa, etc.).

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531698
Patent Number(s):
8,026,487
Application Number:
11/963,532
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2007-12-21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Koshelev, Alexei E., Ozyuzer, Lutfi, Kurter, Cihan, Welp, Ulrich, Kwok, Wai -Kwong, and Gray, Kenneth E. Superconducting source for tunable coherent terahertz radiation. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Koshelev, Alexei E., Ozyuzer, Lutfi, Kurter, Cihan, Welp, Ulrich, Kwok, Wai -Kwong, & Gray, Kenneth E. Superconducting source for tunable coherent terahertz radiation. United States.
Koshelev, Alexei E., Ozyuzer, Lutfi, Kurter, Cihan, Welp, Ulrich, Kwok, Wai -Kwong, and Gray, Kenneth E. Tue . "Superconducting source for tunable coherent terahertz radiation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531698.
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abstractNote = {A system includes a solid state source of THz radiation and a detector. The source of THz radiation may be based on a superconducting material, such as materials containing one or more Josephson junctions (e.g. BSCCO). The source may include a crystal of superconducting material on which a mesa of superconducting material is formed. The resonant coupling between the Josephson oscillations and the fundamental cavity mode of the mesa may lead to synchronization of the Josephson junctions and emission of powerful THz radiation. The mesa may be formed and/or handled such that THz radiation can be emitted by the material without requiring application of an external magnetic field (e.g. the mesa may include a non-uniform compositional gradient, a non-uniform shape, may have radiation non-uniformly applied to the mesa, etc.).},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
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