The Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale (IEF) is located within the University Paris Sud (UPSud). The research carried out at the PSUD focuses on optoelectronics and photonics, nano-structures, and microelectronic components. IEF/UPS has a long track record on intersubband devices science and technology in various material systems. It will bring into the proposal its expertise on the development of state-or-the-art THz QCL sources. Among the recent achievements most relevant for this project, are: the demonstration of surface-emitting photonic-crystal THz lasers (2008); the optimization of the beam-emission properties of surface-emitting THz QC lasers (2010); novel techniques for high-power surface extraction (2012 and 2013); and advances in mid-IR/THz polaritonics (2013, 2014). The latest results are especially relevant to this proposal.
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