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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1989
  • pp: 1128–1130

Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy of water vapor

Martin van Exter, Ch. Fattinger, and D. Grischkowsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 1128-1130 (1989)

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We describe the application of a new high-brightness, terahertz-beam system to time-domain spectroscopy. By analyzing the propagation of terahertz electromagnetic pulses through water vapor, we have made what we believe are the most accurate measurements to date of the absorption cross sections of the water molecule for the nine strongest lines in the frequency range from 0.2 to 1.45 THz.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 24, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 1989
Published: October 15, 1989

Martin van Exter, Ch. Fattinger, and D. Grischkowsky, "Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy of water vapor," Opt. Lett. 14, 1128-1130 (1989)

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