In this paper, the frequency characteristics of a tera-hertz quantum-cascade laser (QCL) operating around 2.5-THz in the pulsed regime have been studied by means of a heterodyne detection by using an optically pumped molecular laser as the local oscillator. The absolute frequency of the QCL can be determined with an accuracy of 1 MHz due to the pulse-to-pulse jitter of the QCL. The frequency tunability as a function of the injection current of the QCL is estimated to be around +2 GHz/A.
|Autori:||Beverini N; Carelli G; De Michele A; Moretti A; Mahler L; Tredicucci A; Beere HE; Ritchie DA|
|Titolo:||Frequency characterization of a terahertz quantum-cascade laser|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/TIM.2007.891058|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|