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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5633–5641

Resonant phase jump with enhanced electric field caused by surface phonon polariton in terahertz region

Takanori Okada, Masaya Nagai, and Koichiro Tanaka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5633-5641 (2008)

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We investigated surface phonon polariton in cesium iodide with terahertz time-domain attenuated total reflection method in Otto configuration, which gives us both information on amplitude and phase of surface electromagnetic mode directly. Systematic experiments with precise control of the distance between a prism and an active material show that the abrupt change of π-phase jump appears sensitively under polariton picture satisfied when the local electric field at the interface becomes a maximum. This demonstration will open the novel phase-detection terahertz sensor using the active medium causing the strong enhancement of terahertz electric field.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(240.6490) Optics at surfaces : Spectroscopy, surface
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

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Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2008
Published: April 7, 2008

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Takanori Okada, Masaya Nagai, and Koichiro Tanaka, "Resonant phase jump with enhanced electric field caused by surface phonon polariton in terahertz region," Opt. Express 16, 5633-5641 (2008)

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