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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3848–3854

Improved sample characterization in terahertz reflection imaging and spectroscopy

Shengyang Huang, Philip C. Ashworth, Kanis W. C. Kan, Yang Chen, Vincent P. Wallace, Yuan-ting Zhang, and Emma Pickwell-MacPherson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3848-3854 (2009)

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For imaging applications involving biological subjects, the strong attenuation of terahertz radiation by water means that terahertz pulsed imaging is most likely to be successfully implemented in a reflection geometry. Many terahertz reflection geometry systems have a window onto which the sample is placed – this window may introduce unwanted reflections which interfere with the reflection of interest from the sample. In this paper we derive a new approach to account for the effects of these reflections and illustrate its success with improved calculations of sample optical properties.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(120.4825) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical time domain reflectometry
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging

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Original Manuscript: January 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2009
Published: February 26, 2009

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Shengyang Huang, Philip C. Ashworth, Kanis W. Kan, Yang Chen, Vincent P. Wallace, Yuan-ting Zhang, and Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, "Improved sample characterization in terahertz reflection imaging and spectroscopy," Opt. Express 17, 3848-3854 (2009)

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