All-Solid-State Source Technology for Terahertz Applications

Period of Performance: 12/20/2006 - 09/30/2007


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Virginia Diodes, Inc.
979 Second Street, Southeast
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Principal Investigator


VDI will create a solid-state terahertz source for use in research laboratories striving to develop new applications of terahertz technology. The source will allow frequency resolution of better than 1 kHz and transmit power levels of milliwatts at 200 GHz and at least 10 microwatts at 1 THz. The system will consist of a low frequency driver module and broadband frequency multipliers. The driver will include a high quality, phase locked oscillator and a power amplifier. Its frequency will be sweepable across the band in