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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: B70–B75

Analysis of phase contrast imaging of terahertz phonon-polaritons

Peter Peier, Sönke Pilz, Felix Müller, Keith A. Nelson, and Thomas Feurer  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. B70-B75 (2008)

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We analyze three different techniques, namely, interferometry, polarization gating, and the Talbot effect to record two-dimensional images of propagating coherent terahertz waveforms in LiNbO 3 . Polarization gating yields significant improvements in the accuracy of waveform reproduction and sensitivity compared to Talbot imaging, which has been extensively used to date.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2008
Published: May 16, 2008

Peter Peier, Sönke Pilz, Felix Müller, Keith A. Nelson, and Thomas Feurer, "Analysis of phase contrast imaging of terahertz phonon-polaritons," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, B70-B75 (2008)

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