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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1513–1515

Terahertz reflection imaging using Kirchhoff migration

Timothy D. Dorney, Jon L. Johnson, J. Van Rudd, Richard G. Baraniuk, William W. Symes, and Daniel M. Mittleman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 19, pp. 1513-1515 (2001)

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We describe a new imaging method that uses single-cycle pulses of terahertz (THz) radiation. This technique emulates data-collection and image-processing procedures developed for geophysical prospecting and is made possible by the availability of fiber-coupled THz receiver antennas. We use a simple migration procedure to solve the inverse problem; this permits us to reconstruct the location and shape of targets. These results demonstrate the feasibility of the THz system as a test-bed for the exploration of new seismic processing methods involving complex model systems.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

Timothy D. Dorney, Jon L. Johnson, J. Van Rudd, Richard G. Baraniuk, William W. Symes, and Daniel M. Mittleman, "Terahertz reflection imaging using Kirchhoff migration," Opt. Lett. 26, 1513-1515 (2001)

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