EMCORE Corporation, a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and space solar power markets, announced today that it has received Compound Semiconductor's 2014 CS Industry Award as a joint winner with Lake Shore Cryotronics in the metrology, test and measurement category for EMCORE's terahertz systems technology designed into the Lake Shore 8500 Series Terahertz (THz) System for Material Characterization.
The award was presented on March 18th at the CS International Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. 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 of 2012, and entered into an OEM agreement in September of that year 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 the development of 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," said Scott Yano, VP of Product Development at Lake Shore. "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."
"Lake Shore is a valued and strategic partner supporting a critical element of EMCORE's terahertz systems research and development," said Dr. Joseph Demers, Director of Advanced Photonics for EMCORE. "We are honored to receive this joint award with Lake Shore and look forward to our continued collaboration as we expand the THz market with higher value, lower cost turnkey system solutions," added Dr. Demers.
EMCORE's PB7200 Portable Frequency Domain Terahertz (THz) Spectrometer represented a breakthrough in the THz field when first introduced in 2011, being the first truly economical terahertz spectrometer available. EMCORE's THz technology can sweep from 100 GHz to over 2.0 THz 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 research and development with Lake Shore.
EMCORE will be demonstrating its THz systems capabilities at the Defense, Security & Sensing (DSS) show in booth #861, May 6-8 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland.