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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — May. 25, 2009
  • pp: 9219–9225

Quantitative phase contrast imaging of THz electric fields in a dielectric waveguide

Qiang Wu, Christopher A. Werley, Kung-Hsuan Lin, August Dorn, Moungi G. Bawendi, and Keith A. Nelson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 9219-9225 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.009219


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Abstract

We apply phase contrast imaging to enable, sharply focused visualization of terahertz waves in electro-optic media. The approach allows quantitative characterization of THz waves in the 60 GHz – 4.5 THz frequency range in a thin dielectric slab and in-focus observation of THz waves in polaritonic structures.

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OCIS Codes
(040.2840) Detectors : Heterodyne
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
(110.6760) Imaging systems : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: March 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2009
Published: May 15, 2009

Citation
Qiang Wu, Christopher A. Werley, Kung-Hsuan Lin, August Dorn, Moungi G. Bawendi, and Keith A. Nelson, "Quantitative phase contrast imaging of THz electric fields in a dielectric waveguide," Opt. Express 17, 9219-9225 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-11-9219


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