Terahertz technology has traditionally been the domain of expensive, impractical laser and electron-beam systems. Tera-X takes a different approach, utilizing solid state technology to generate terahertz radiation with economical microwave sources. We also develop modulation schemes to enhance the effectiveness of technology in ranged applications.
Terahertz pulsed circuits are driven by economical microwave sources, typically fabricated using a GaAs process. We have developed optimized diode designs to increase power and efficiency over the prior state-of-the-art.
Many components of our technology are protected by patents, from the device level to the system level.
Modulating the stream of pulses generated by our terahertz technology enables increased ranging and acuity in sensing applications. Tera-X has developed a polarization modulation approach that allows the terahertz energy to be modulated through altering the phase of the microwave driving sources.