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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 4094–4105

7 GHz resolution waveguide THz spectroscopy of explosives related solids showing new features

N. Laman, S. Sree Harsha, D. Grischkowsky, and Joseph S. Melinger  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 4094-4105 (2008)

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The vibrational modes of the explosive related solids 2,4- and 2,6-DNT have been measured with waveguide THz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) to unprecedented precision. Dramatic sharpening of spectral features upon cooling beyond 80 K to 12 K is observed, illustrating the high quality and alignment of the polycrystalline thin films. Many of the observed features have linewidths below 15 GHz. These linewidths are approximately 8 times narrower than for the corresponding measurements via conventional THz-TDS with cooled pellets. For the 2,4-DNT, the line narrowing resolved 19 absorption features compared to only 7 features with the corresponding pellet measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(300.3700) Spectroscopy : Linewidth
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

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Original Manuscript: February 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2008
Published: March 11, 2008

N. Laman, S. Sree Harsha, D. Grischkowsky, and Joseph S. Melinger, "7 GHz resolution waveguide THz spectroscopy of explosives related solids showing new features," Opt. Express 16, 4094-4105 (2008)

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