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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2004
  • pp: 1617–1619

Waveguide terahertz time-domain spectroscopy of nanometer water layers

Jiangquan Zhang and D. Grischkowsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 14, pp. 1617-1619 (2004)

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Waveguide terahertz time-domain spectroscopy is demonstrated to have the sensitivity to characterize nanometer-thick water layers on the surfaces of a parallel-plate metal waveguide. The measured far-infrared absorption and index of refraction of the 20-nm water layers are in reasonable self-consistent agreement with those of bulk water.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(300.6270) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, far infrared

Jiangquan Zhang and D. Grischkowsky, "Waveguide terahertz time-domain spectroscopy of nanometer water layers," Opt. Lett. 29, 1617-1619 (2004)

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