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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2013
  • pp: 375–380

Beating the wavelength limit: three-dimensional imaging of buried subwavelength fractures in sculpture and construction materials by terahertz time-domain reflection spectroscopy

M. Schwerdtfeger, E. Castro-Camus, K. Krügener, W. Viöl, and M. Koch  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 375-380 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.000375


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Abstract

We use reflection terahertz spectroscopy to locate and produce three-dimensional images of air gaps between stones that resemble fractures, even of subwavelength thicknesses. This technique is found to be promising tool for sculpture and building damage evaluation as well as structural quality control in other dielectric materials.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging
(110.3010) Imaging systems : Image reconstruction techniques

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2012
Published: January 11, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
M. Schwerdtfeger, E. Castro-Camus, K. Krügener, W. Viöl, and M. Koch, "Beating the wavelength limit: three-dimensional imaging of buried subwavelength fractures in sculpture and construction materials by terahertz time-domain reflection spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 52, 375-380 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-3-375


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