We describe a powerful imaging modality for terahertz (THz) radiation, THz wide aperture reflection tomography (WART). Edge maps of an object's cross section are reconstructed from a series of time-domain reflection measurements at different viewing angles. Each measurement corresponds to a parallel line projection of the object's cross section. The filtered backprojection algorithm is applied to recover the image from the projection data. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a reflection computed tomography technique using electromagnetic waves. We demonstrate the capabilities of THz WART by imaging the cross sections of two test objects.
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Jeremy Pearce, Hyeokho Choi, Daniel M. Mittleman, Jeff White, and David Zimdars, "Terahertz wide aperture reflection tomography," Opt. Lett. 30, 1653-1655 (2005)