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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4863–4866

Cost-efficient delay generator for fast terahertz imaging

T. Probst, A. Rehn, S. F. Busch, S. Chatterjee, M. Koch, and M. Scheller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4863-4866 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004863


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Abstract

We present a fast and low-cost delay generator for terahertz (THz) waves that transfers a rotational motion of a transparent dielectric cube into an effective THz delay. The device is easily implemented in the THz beam path and allows for coherent sampling over 40 ps with a scan rate of hundreds of hertz. Furthermore, we show that our approach is particularly suitable for fast THz imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz
(170.6795) Medical optics and biotechnology : Terahertz imaging

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2014
Published: August 13, 2014

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Vol. 9, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
T. Probst, A. Rehn, S. F. Busch, S. Chatterjee, M. Koch, and M. Scheller, "Cost-efficient delay generator for fast terahertz imaging," Opt. Lett. 39, 4863-4866 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-16-4863


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