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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1997
  • pp: 904–906

T-ray tomography

Daniel M. Mittleman, Stefan Hunsche, Luc Boivin, and Martin C. Nuss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 904-906 (1997)

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We demonstrate tomographic T-ray imaging, using the timing information present in terahertz (THz) pulses in a reflection geometry. THz pulses are reflected from refractive-index discontinuities inside an object, and the time delays of these pulses are used to determine the positions of the discontinuities along the propagation direction. In this fashion a tomographic image can be constructed.

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Daniel M. Mittleman, Stefan Hunsche, Luc Boivin, and Martin C. Nuss, "T-ray tomography," Opt. Lett. 22, 904-906 (1997)

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