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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3329–3331

Method for vector characterization of polar liquids using frequency-domain spectroscopy

Shimul C. Saha, James P. Grant, Yong Ma, A. Khalid, Feng Hong, and David R. S. Cumming  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3329-3331 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003329


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Abstract

A device for performing vector transmission spectroscopy on aqueous and polar solvent specimens at terahertz frequencies is presented. The device enables the direct measurement of the complex dielectric function across the terahertz band using a Fourier transform IR spectrometer for lossy solutions. Using microfluidic sampling, specimen handling is straightforward and direct measurements on polar specimens are made possible. The method is scalable to longer or shorter wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: April 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2011
Published: August 19, 2011

Citation
Shimul C. Saha, James P. Grant, Yong Ma, A. Khalid, Feng Hong, and David R. S. Cumming, "Method for vector characterization of polar liquids using frequency-domain spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 36, 3329-3331 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-17-3329


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