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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 14069–14074

Resonant tuning fork detector for THz radiation

Ulrike Willer, Andreas Pohlkütter, Wolfgang Schade, Jihua Xu, Tonia Losco, Richard P. Green, Alessandro Tredicucci, Harvey E. Beere, and David A. Ritchie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 14069-14074 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.014069


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Abstract

THz-sensing is an emerging technology that would be advantageous for a variety of applications in industry, biology, biochemistry and security, if small and convenient to use sources and detectors would be readily available. However, most of them are bulky, complicate to operate, and need cryogenic cooling. Here we present a new detection scheme that is versatile enough to detect electro-magnetic radiation within the whole spectrum, can be easily applied to the THz-range, and operates at room temperature. The mechanism is based on the resonant excitation of a quartz tuning fork.

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OCIS Codes
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2009
Published: July 29, 2009

Citation
Ulrike Willer, Andreas Pohlkötter, Wolfgang Schade, Jihua Xu, Tonia Losco, Richard P. Green, Alessandro Tredicucci, Harvey E. Beere, and David A. Ritchie, "Resonant tuning fork detector for THz radiation," Opt. Express 17, 14069-14074 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-16-14069


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