MicroWave Spectroscopy Laboratory

About Walter Gordy

After this brief review of the early history of microwave spectroscopy, which some of you never knew and others of you have forgotten, I wish to mention some of the results which the leaders of the second generation of microwave spectroscopists are getting and to indicate the directions in which they appear to be leading. Further extension of coherent submillimeter wave spectroscopy:

A second-generation microwave spectroscopist, A.F. Krupnov, has had notable success in extending coherent-sweep submillimeter wave spectroscopy beyond the frequency of 813 GHz, which we at Duke reached in 1970. With a strong primary source, a new BWO tube, and an acoustic detector, he has constructed a sweep spectrometer that operates with high sensitivity to frequencies slightly above 1000 GHz...


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