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We present difference-frequency stabilization of free-running distributed-feedback (DFB) diode lasers, maintaining a stable phase-lock to a local oscillator (LO) signal. The technique has been applied to coherent hybrid THz imaging which employs a high-power electronic radiation source emitting at 0.62 THz and electro-optic detectors. The THz radiation of… (More)
We demonstrate the operation of a miniaturized all-electronic CMOS based THz spectrometer with performances comparable to that of a THz-TDS spectrometer in the frequency range 20 to 220 GHz. The use of this all-electronic THz spectrometer for detection of a thin TiO<sub>2</sub> layer and a B. subtilis bacteria film on top of a plasmonic surface is… (More)
A label-free sensing approach for the label-free characterization of genetic material with terahertz (THz) electromagnetic waves is presented. Time-resolved THz analysis of polynucleotides demonstrates a strong dependence of the complex refractive index of DNA molecules in the THz frequency range on their hybridization state. By monitoring THz signals one… (More)
THz-wave-based approaches for the label-free characterization of genetic material are described. Time-resolved THz spectroscopic analysis of genetic sequences (polynucleotides) demonstrate a distinct complex refractive index in the THz frequency range as a function of the binding state of the analysed DNA sequences. By monitoring THz signals, one can thus… (More)
Imaging systems operating in the sub-terahertz frequency range have proven to be highly attractive devices for non-destructive testing applications. Especially frequency modulated system concepts have shown a great potential for volume inspection in industrial process and quality control, but often lack fast image acquisition times. We report on the… (More)
Graphene/silicon (G/Si) heterojunction based devices have been demonstrated as high responsivity photodetectors that are potentially compatible with semiconductor technology. Such G/Si Schottky junction diodes are typically in parallel with gated G/silicon dioxide (SiO2)/Si areas, where the graphene is contacted. Here, we utilize scanning photocurrent… (More)
We report on uncooled antenna-coupled thermoelements with a fast response time operating at 0.812 THz. Each sensor pixel consists of 8 thermocouples in series. As thermoelectric structure, a BiSb/Sb freestanding air-bridge is used, fabricated by micromachining. A thermal time constant as low as 22 μs and a NEP of 130 pW/Hz<sup>0.5</sup> at 1 kHz… (More)
We demonstrate a hybrid system for THz raster scan imaging using frequency-stabilized DFB lasers for electro-optic detection. The system combines a 0.65-THz micro-electronic narrow-band emitter with two synchronized diode lasers, providing two-color laser radiation. The functional principle promises three-dimensional real-time imaging capabilities.
We present a new 2D electrooptical THz detector using a photonic mixing device (PMD) camera. The combination of PMD-cameras with electrooptic THz sensing increases sensitivity drastically, enabling the use of non amplified fs laser sources for high resolution real-time THz electrooptic imaging.
Integrating a thermopile with a low power operational amplifier is an effective and cost-efficient approach to obtain a high performance compact Terahertz power detector. Here we present the development of such an integrated detector, including the fundamental building blocks, the final realization and related characterization. The responsivity and… (More)