Accession Number:

ADA080710

Title:

Far Infrared and Submillimeter Technology.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 77-31 Dec 79,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-01-10

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

A submillimeter heterodyne receiverradiometer has been developed that covers the spectral range from 100 micrometers to 1 mm with NEPs of 10 to the -19th power WHz or noise temperatures of 7000 K. It uses GaAs Schottky diodes as mixers in quasi-optical configurations. Tunable far IR radiation has been generated and used to carryout double resonance spectroscopy experiments in CH3F. Planar mixer diodes have been used to analyze the spectral properties of far IR lasers. Various applications of this newly developed near mm technology have been explored.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE