Laser micromachining of THz systems

Christian Y Drouet D'Aubigny, Christopher K Walker, Brian D. Jones

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Abstract

Laser micromachining is a powerful alternative to the conventional fabrication of waveguide structures, feedhorns and backshorts designed to operate at frequencies greater than 800 GHz. Computer controlled laser etching permits the direct scaling and fabrication of successful waveguide designs to THz frequencies with micrometer tolerances in just a few hours. Laser micromachining can also be used to produce quasi optical components such as anti-reflection(AR) grooved silicon lenses, and local oscillator(LO) phase gratings. In these proceedings we describe the specifics of the laser micromachining facility being completed at the Steward Observatory Radio Astronomy Laboratory and its potential for the fabrication of THz imaging array receivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages584-588
Number of pages5
Volume4015
StatePublished - 2000
EventRadio Telescopes - Munich, Ger
Duration: Mar 27 2000Mar 30 2000

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OtherRadio Telescopes
CityMunich, Ger
Period3/27/003/30/00

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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D'Aubigny, C. Y. D., Walker, C. K., & Jones, B. D. (2000). Laser micromachining of THz systems. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4015, pp. 584-588). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Laser micromachining of THz systems. / D'Aubigny, Christian Y Drouet; Walker, Christopher K; Jones, Brian D.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4015 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2000. p. 584-588.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

D'Aubigny, CYD, Walker, CK & Jones, BD 2000, Laser micromachining of THz systems. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4015, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 584-588, Radio Telescopes, Munich, Ger, 3/27/00.
D'Aubigny CYD, Walker CK, Jones BD. Laser micromachining of THz systems. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4015. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 2000. p. 584-588
D'Aubigny, Christian Y Drouet ; Walker, Christopher K ; Jones, Brian D. / Laser micromachining of THz systems. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4015 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2000. pp. 584-588
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