Towards a THz Backward Wave Amplifier in European FP7 OPTHER Project

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2010

  • Author: Dispenza, Massimiliano

    SELEX Sistemi Integrati S.p.A.

  • Author: Cojocaru, C.-S.

    Ecole Polytechnique

  • Author: De Rossi, Alfredo

    Thales Research & Technology

  • Author: Di Carlo, Aldo

    Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

  • Author: Dolfi, Daniel

    Thales Research & Technology

  • Author: Durand, Alain

    Thales Electron Devices

  • Author: Krozer, Viktor

    Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

  • Author: Marchesin, Rodolphe

    Thales Electron Devices

  • Author: Megtert, Stephan

    UMR137 CNRS/Thales

  • Author: Mineo, Mauro

    Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

  • Author: Paoloni, Claudio

    Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

  • Author: Fiorello, Anna Maria

    SELEX Sistemi Integrati S.p.A.

  • Author: Gohier, A.

    Ecole Polytechnique

  • Author: Guiset, Pierrick

    Thales Research & Technology

  • Author: Legagneux, Pierre

    Thales Research & Technology

  • Author: Secchi, Alberto

    SELEX Sistemi Integrati S.p.A.

  • Author: Brunetti, Francesca

    Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

  • Author: Pham, Kim

    Thales Electron Devices

  • Author: Schnell, Jean-Philippe P.

    Thales Research & Technology

  • Author: Tamburri, E.

    University of Roma ‘Tor Vergata’

  • Author: Terranova, Maria L.

    Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

  • Author: Ulisse, Giacomo

    Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

  • Author: Zhurbenko, Vitaliy

    Electromagnetic Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Ørsteds Plads, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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Within the EC funded international project OPTHER (OPtically Driven TeraHertz AmplifiERs) a considerable technological effort is being undertaken, in terms of technological development, THz device design and integration. The ultimate goal is to develop a miniaturised THz amplifier based on vacuum-tube principles The main target specifications of the OPTHER amplifier are the following: - Operating frequency: in the band 0.3 to 2 THz - Output power: > 10 mW ( 10 dBm ) - Gain: 10 to 20 dB. The project is in the middle of its duration. Design and simulations have shown that these targets can be met with a proper device configuration and careful optimization of the different parts of the amplifier. Two parallel schemes will be employed for amplifier realisation: THz Drive Signal Amplifier and Optically Modulated Beam THz Amplifier.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE Security + Defence : Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology
Volume7837
Publication date2010
Pages1-7
StatePublished - 2010
EventSPIE Security + Defence : Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology - Toulouse, France

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Security + Defence : Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology
CityToulouse, France
Period01/01/2010 → …

    Keywords

  • Slow Wave, Travelling Wave Tube, Backward Wave Amplifier, Cold Cathode, Terahertz
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