Terasense releases new versions of 300 GHz wave source
A bit earlier Terasense has already released the news about our new terahertz sources at 300 GHz based on IMPATT technology. But as we know, a large portion of what is considered to be new in science is actually a 'dedusted' and spruced up old stuff, which was given a second chance. It may not necessarily be just as easy as keeping a dress long enough till it comes back in style again, of course. But many existing solution can be new again if appropriately upgraded and thereby given a second breath. This is how some of the breakthroughs are actually achieved.
This story to some extent also applies to our 300 GHz generator. We’ve been telling our customers that our IMPATT diodes 100 GHz could be used in combination with certain frequency multipliers. In fact it is one of the reasons why our IMPATTs diodes include protective isolator that used to serve as a special transition peace designed by Terasense for proper interface between our IMPATT diode and external multiplier. However, even though devices were entirely compatible it still required special knowledge to ensure their proper operation together; let alone special care to be exercised to avoid damage.
Now, it is all in the past, because with our 300 GHz wave source a customer can sit back and relax, enjoying what is called a plug-and-play solution. We earlier described that 300 GHz generator can be offered either with an WR-3.4 open flange type output or with a detachable horn antenna (the latter is just a bit more expensive).
- Frequency: ~ 300 GHz
- Output power: ~ 10 mW output rfpower
- Frequency multiplier (x3) with WR-3.4 flange
- TTL Modulation (1us rise/fall time)
- Optional: detachable conical horn antenna
- Protective isolator
We are now proud to add one more version of this 300 GHz wave source with a special flat horn for linear terahertz imaging scanner. For Linear sensor arrays /cameras we recommend special THz sources with flat horns and special THz optics designed for proper focusing of terahertz beam and linear diffusion of THz emission. Such flat horn creates a linear and uniform intensity distribution. As many of our customers know a proper output power distribution is just as important at 100 GHz –where most of our existing terahertz imaging scanner systems operate, as it for 300 GHz, which is utilized by our brand new 300 GHz line scanner with higher resolution and downsized pixel size (0.5mm). Enhanced with our novel reflective optics and metallic mirror it will ensure impeccable THz image with fine resolution to visualize what used to remain beyond our detection capabilities before.
We do expect you have additional questions, and will be happy to answer all of them. Feel free to contact us.