Rosay, Melanie, Ivan Scrgeyev, Leo Tometich, Christopher Hickey, Albert Roitman, Doug Yake, and Dave Berry. “Opportunities and Challenges for EIK’s in DNP NMR Applications.” In 2018 43rd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), 1–2. Nagoya: IEEE, 2018.
Modern Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) experiments often utilize gyrotron sources for irradiation of electron spins at 140-593 GHz. The total cost of ownership, size, and complexity of gyrotrons, however, limits wider adoption. The introduction of lower-cost and more compact sources can have a significant impact on the DNP community. This contribution describes the development of a 263 GHz EIK, design of transmission line for optimal irradiation of the DNP NMR sample, and detailed performance characterization for DNP experiments.