Optically pumped solid-state maser with advanced antenna design

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The MASER, analogous to a laser but operating in the microwave range, amplifies electromagnetic waves through stimulated emission. Recent advancements in optically pumping Masers have reinvigorated the field, overcoming limitations such as high vacuum, strong magnetic fields, and extreme temperatures. This work presents a miniaturised hairpin cavity for microwave antenna design utilising optical Maser sources. The miniaturised cavity demonstrates its performance through simulations and experimentally by combining optical pumping with an optimised setup. The analysis reveals successful resonance at 1.45GHz, with high Q-factors and smaller volumes, facilitating the miniaturisation of Maser cavities. Furthermore, a novel toroidal resonator is investigated via simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Optics
Subtitle of host publicationDevices, Materials, and Technologies XXVIII
EditorsSonia M. Garcia-Blanco, Pavel Cheben
ISBN (Electronic)9781510670396
ISBN (Print)9781510670389
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2024
EventIntegrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXVIII 2024 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 29 Jan 20241 Feb 2024

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceIntegrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXVIII 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

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