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Novel Terahertz Sources for Advanced Terahertz Power: Nanoklystrons and nanoTWTs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: F054-020-0128
Amount: $749,615.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-T020
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-05-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-05-31
Small Business Information
3622 West 1820 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
United States
DUNS: 013017947
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Larry Sadwick
 CTO/Vice President
 (801) 975-7399
Business Contact
 Jennifer Hwu
Title: CEO/President
Phone: (801) 975-7399
Research Institution
 Harish Manohara
M/S 302-306, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
United States

 (818) 393-0455
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

The region of the millimeter and submillimeter-wave frequency bands, from 100 GHz to 3 THz (wavelengths of 3 to 0.1 mm, respectively), are some of the least explored and yet information rich regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. This region of the spectrum, referred to as the terahertz (THz) frequency regime, roughly 300-3000 GHz, is ripe for development. A major impediment to development of applications in this largely unexplored frequency range is the lack of powerful, compact and tunable sources of terahertz radiation that offer monochromatic, stable outputs. Phase stability of a terahertz source combined with output powers in the milliwatt regime or higher will enable, among others, a host of coherent sensing, measurement and power-combining applications. In Phase II of this STTR program we will implement practical, viable and realistic vacuum electronics solutions that result in high quality, high volume manufacturable, compact, affordable, and enabling high power THz products. These THz sources are based on vacuum electronics. Both high power microfabricated electron sources and high power THz sources will be developed, built and implemented in Phase II of STTR program

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