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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1213–1215

Methodologies for determining the dynamic ranges and signal-to-noise ratios of terahertz time-domain spectrometers

Mira Naftaly and Richard Dudley  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 8, pp. 1213-1215 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001213


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Abstract

We discuss procedures for calculating the signal-to-noise ratios and the dynamic ranges of terahertz time-domain spectrometers. We also offer recommendations for standardized calculations for time-domain and frequency-domain data.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2009
Published: April 8, 2009

Citation
Mira Naftaly and Richard Dudley, "Methodologies for determining the dynamic ranges and signal-to-noise ratios of terahertz time-domain spectrometers," Opt. Lett. 34, 1213-1215 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-8-1213


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