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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 4427–4434

Acoustic phase imaging with terahertz radiation

F. Buersgens, G. Acuna, and R. Kersting  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 4427-4434 (2007)

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We report on acoustic phase imaging of objects using terahertz radiation. The sensitivity of the technique is sufficient to detect objects at oscillation amplitudes down to about 300 nm. Such acoustic amplitudes are comparable to the human physiological perception level, which offers novel opportunities in security imaging.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(110.5120) Imaging systems : Photoacoustic imaging
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(330.4150) Vision, color, and visual optics : Motion detection

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: January 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Federico Buersgens, Guillermo Acuna, and Roland Kersting, "Acoustic phase imaging with terahertz radiation," Opt. Express 15, 4427-4434 (2007)

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