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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15583–15588

Terahertz movies of internal transmission images

Takashi Yasuda, Yoichi Kawada, Haruyoshi Toyoda, and Hironori Takahashi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15583-15588 (2007)

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Recently terahertz imaging using two-dimensional E-O sampling has attracted much interest because it can acquire real-time terahertz images unlike a conventional raster scan method. We are applying this technique to the non-destructive measurement of opaque materials in a visible range. We acquired 10-fps consecutive terahertz transmission images: dripping water in a plastic pipe and metal included in a piece of gum. Since the obtained images were confirmed to be proportional to the electric field of the terahertz waves, the images in the present paper are useful for quantitative analysis. We also showed the signal-to-noise ratio of the terahertz images.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2007
Published: November 9, 2007

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Takashi Yasuda, Yoichi Kawada, Haruyoshi Toyoda, and Hironori Takahashi, "Terahertz movie of internal transmission imaging," Opt. Express 15, 15583-15588 (2007)

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