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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Aug. 27, 2012
  • pp: 20783–20789

Terahertz substance imaging by waveform shaping

Minwoo Yi, Hyosub Kim, Kyong Hwan Jin, Jong Chul Ye, and Jaewook Ahn  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 20783-20789 (2012)

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Terahertz pulse shaping technique is used to adaptively design terahertz waveforms of enhanced spectral correlation to particular materials among a given set of materials. In a proof-of-principle experiment performed with a two-dimensional image target consisted of meta-materials of distinctive resonance frequencies, the as-designed waveforms are used to demonstrate terahertz substance imaging. It is hoped that this material-specific terahertz waveforms may enable single- or few-shot terahertz material classification when being used in conjunction with terahertz power measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2012
Published: August 24, 2012

Minwoo Yi, Hyosub Kim, Kyong Hwan Jin, Jong Chul Ye, and Jaewook Ahn, "Terahertz substance imaging by waveform shaping," Opt. Express 20, 20783-20789 (2012)

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