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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 10332–10340

A polarization-sensitive 4-contact detector for terahertz time-domain spectroscopy

Dmitry S. Bulgarevich, Makoto Watanabe, Mitsuharu Shiwa, Gudrun Niehues, Seizi Nishizawa, and Masahiko Tani  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 10332-10340 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.010332


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Abstract

A light polarization angle-sensitive photoconductive detector for terahertz time-domain spectroscopy is computer-modeled, microfabricated, and tested. The experimental results show good agreement with the linear angular response for an ideal detector. The detector’s frequency, angular, and crosstalk responses are discussed in the context of theoretical and experimental considerations.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Terahertz optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2014
Published: April 22, 2014

Citation
Dmitry S. Bulgarevich, Makoto Watanabe, Mitsuharu Shiwa, Gudrun Niehues, Seizi Nishizawa, and Masahiko Tani, "A polarization-sensitive 4-contact detector for terahertz time-domain spectroscopy," Opt. Express 22, 10332-10340 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-9-10332


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