Jingxuan Zhu

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We have demonstrated that a hybrid laser array, combining graded-photonic-heterostructure terahertz semiconductor lasers with a ring resonator, allows the relative phase (either symmetric or anti-symmetric) between the sources to be fixed by design. We have successfully phase-locked up to five separate lasers. Compared with a single device, we achieved a(More)
The frequency of a 2.5 THz QCL are stabilized to sub-hertz accuracy by phase-locking to a stable 100 MHz microwave reference, using a 2.3-3.2 THz room temperature Schottky diode based harmonic mixer. The down-converted phase locked beat note is stable over a long term test.
We demonstrate high-performance THz QCLs lasing at 2.2, 2.53, 3.5 and 4.7 THz, which target absorption lines of water, methane, hydroxyl and atomic oxygen respectively. Reliable single-mode targeting of gas species is obtained through the use of a photonic lattice design. A highly reproducible micro-machined waveguide block yields narrow beam-divergence and(More)
Since their first demonstration in 2002, the performance of terahertz frequency quantum cascade lasers has developed extremely rapidly. We consider the potential use of terahertz frequency quantum cascade lasers as local oscillators in satellite-borne instrumentation for future Earth observation and planetary science missions. A specific focus will be on(More)
A hybrid mode section is integrated into the end of the metal-metal (MM) waveguide of a terahertz (THz) frequency quantum cascade laser (QCL) by removing sub-wavelength portions of the top metal layer. This allows a hybrid mode to penetrate into the air, which reduces the effective index of the mode and improves the out-coupling performance at the facet.(More)
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