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We demonstrate terahertz (THz) frequency imaging using a single quantum cascade laser (QCL) device for both generation and sensing of THz radiation. Detection is achieved by utilizing the effect of self-mixing in the THz QCL, and, specifically, by monitoring perturbations to the voltage across the QCL, induced by light reflected from an external object back… (More)
Self-mixing laser sensors show promise for a wide range of sensing applications, including displacement, velocimetry, and fluid flow measurements. Several techniques have been developed to simulate self-mixing signals; however, a complete and succinct process for synthesizing self-mixing signals has so far been absent in the open literature. This article… (More)
The advent of two-dimensional arrays of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) opened a range of potential sensing applications for nanotechnology and life-sciences. With each laser independently addressable, there is scope for the development of high-resolution full-field imaging systems with electronic scanning. We report on the first… (More)
The self-mixing sensing technique is a compact, interferometric sensing technique that can be used for measuring fluid flows. In this work, we demonstrate a parallel readout self-mixing flow velocity sensing system based on a monolithic Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) array. The parallel sensing scheme enables high-resolution full-field… (More)
The self-mixing (SM) laser sensing technique allows for a simple, self-aligned, and robust system for measuring velocity. Low-cost blue emitting GaN laser diodes have recently become available owing to the high volume requirements for Blu-ray Disc devices such as high-definition video players and gaming consoles. These GaN lasers have a significantly… (More)
We demonstrate a method for maintaining the maximum signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the signal obtained from the self-mixing sensor based on a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). It was found that the locus of the maximum SNR in the current-temperature space can be well approximated by a simple analytical model related to the temperature behavior… (More)
The laser self-mixing sensing modality allows the construction of compact, low-cost flow sensors. In this work, a continuous scanning system is implemented to provide a rapid scan of a microfluidic flow channel, demonstrating the feasibility of such a system.
We demonstrate terahertz (THz) frequency imaging and sensing using a single quantum cascade laser (QCL) device for both generation and sensing of THz radiation. Detection is achieved by utilising the effect of self-mixing in the THz QCL, and specifically by monitoring perturbations to the voltage across the QCL induced by light reflected from an external… (More)
This paper describes the design and implementation of a wireless neural telemetry system that enables new experimental paradigms, such as neural recordings during rodent navigation in large outdoor environments. RoSco, short for Rodent Scope, is a small lightweight user-configurable module suitable for digital wireless recording from freely behaving small… (More)
This paper describes a multi-channel velocity sensor based on the self-mixing effect. A comparison between measured and simulated velocity profile of fluid flow resembling that of peripheral blood flow was carried out.