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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 5 — Feb. 28, 2011
  • pp: 4528–4535

Variable-focus terahertz lens

Benedikt Scherger, Christian Jördens, and Martin Koch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 4528-4535 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.004528


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Abstract

We present a variable focus lens for the THz range. The focal length can be changed by pumping a medical white oil in and out of the lens body. Due to the optical transparency of the liquid and a similar refractive index in the visible frequency range, the THz beam path can be aligned using conventional optical light sources. This type of lens might find applications in terahertz based quality control, stand-off detection and wireless communication systems.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2011
Published: February 23, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Benedikt Scherger, Christian Jördens, and Martin Koch, "Variable-focus terahertz lens," Opt. Express 19, 4528-4535 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-5-4528


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