We demonstrate a room-temperature-operated all-terahertz (THz) fiber-scanning near-field imaging system. The upright-type THz near-field microscope has a compact size, capable of being integrated with an optical microscope. This transmission illumination near-field system could be a promising tool to distinguish breast cancer from the normal tissue without pathologic staining.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2009
Published: March 27, 2009
Vol. 4, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Chui-Min Chiu, Hung-Wen Chen, Yu-Ru Huang, Yuh-Jing Hwang, Wen-Jeng Lee, Hsin-Yi Huang, and Chi-Kuang Sun, "All-terahertz fiber-scanning near-field microscopy," Opt. Lett. 34, 1084-1086 (2009)