We demonstrate pulse-echo mode terahertz (THz) reflectance tomography, where scattered THz waveforms are measured using a high-resolution asynchronous-optical-sampling THz time domain spectroscopy (AOS THz-TDS) technique, and 3-D tomographic reconstruction is accomplished using a compressed sensing approach. One of the main advantages of the proposed system is a significant reduction of acquisition time without sacrificing the reconstruction quality, thanks to the sufficient incoherency in the pulse-echo mode-sensing matrix and the fast sampling scheme in AOS THz-TDS.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2009
Published: December 10, 2009
Kyung Hwan Jin, Youngchan Kim, Dae-Su Yee, Ok Kyun Lee, and Jong Chul Ye, "Compressed sensing pulse-echo mode terahertz reflectance tomography," Opt. Lett. 34, 3863-3865 (2009)