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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2013
  • pp: 2320–2324

Absolute self-calibrated room-temperature terahertz powermeter

Christophe Pradere, Jean-Pascal Caumes, Jean Toutain, Emmanuel Abraham, Bruno Chassagne, and Jean-Christophe Batsale  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 11, pp. 2320-2324 (2013)

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Coupling optical and thermal properties of a terahertz (THz) thermal converter based on the Seebeck effect provides an unsupplied room-temperature measuring device dedicated to THz power metrology. Performance characteristics such as broadband response (0–30 THz), high sensitivity (<25μW·Hz0.5), and the possibility to develop an internal absolute self-calibration estimated at 9.93W·V1 are reported. Advantages and drawbacks of this THz powermeter are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1880) Detectors : Detection
(040.5150) Detectors : Photoconductivity

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Original Manuscript: November 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2013
Published: April 4, 2013

Christophe Pradere, Jean-Pascal Caumes, Jean Toutain, Emmanuel Abraham, Bruno Chassagne, and Jean-Christophe Batsale, "Absolute self-calibrated room-temperature terahertz powermeter," Appl. Opt. 52, 2320-2324 (2013)

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