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21 April 2014

Emcore and Lake Shore receive joint award for terahertz systems technology

On 18 March at the CS International Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Emcore Corp of Albuquerque, NM, USA, which makes compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber-optic and solar power markets, received the 2014 CS Industry Award as a joint winner with Lake Shore Cryotronics Inc of Westerville, near Columbus, OH, USA in the metrology, test & measurement category for Emcore’s terahertz systems technology designed into the Lake Shore 8500 Series Terahertz (THz) system for material characterization.

The CS Industry Awards recognize success and innovation in several categories of the compound semiconductor industry, from research to completed product, with a focus on technical expertise, processes and products that propel the industry forward.

Emcore began its collaboration with Lake Shore Cryotronics to enhance terahertz technology for electronic materials research in January 2012, and entered into an agreement that September for Emcore to supply an OEM version of its PB7200 portable frequency domain terahertz (THz) spectrometer. Lake Shore worked with Emcore’s fiber-optics researchers in Alhambra, CA on developing the system’s variable-frequency continuous wave (CW) THz spectrometer for cryogenic and magnetic applications.

“The Lake Shore system addresses the challenge faced by semiconductor developers who want to explore the THz-frequency properties of emerging bulk and thin-film semiconductors, organic electronics and oxides,” says Lake Shore’s VP of product development Scott Yano. “The system is unique because it offers researchers an affordable, fully integrated hardware/software platform for characterization of these materials in a high-field cryostat at frequencies within the so-called THz gap,” he adds.

“Lake Shore is a valued and strategic partner supporting a critical element of Emcore’s terahertz systems research and development,” says Dr Joseph Demers, Emcore’s director of Advanced Photonics. “We look forward to our continued collaboration as we expand the THz market with higher-value, lower-cost turnkey system solutions.”

Emcore’s PB7200 portable frequency domain terahertz spectrometer was introduced in 2011. The firm’s THz technology can sweep from 100GHz to over 2THz in a single rapid scan, and supports single frequency or broadband frequency range operation in specific spectral regions of interest with varying degrees of resolution. Emcore continues to develop its PB7000 THz platform with recent investments in THz photo-mixer manufacturing and ongoing R&D with Lake Shore.

Emcore is demonstrating its THz systems capabilities in booth #861 at the Defense, Security & Sensing (DSS) show in Baltimore, MD, USA (6-8 May).

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Lake Shore launches integrated system for THz materials characterization

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