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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 11 — Oct. 31, 2012

Terahertz confocal microscopy with a quantum cascade laser source

Ugo Siciliani de Cumis, Ji-Hua Xu, Luca Masini, Riccardo Degl’Innocenti, Pasqualantonio Pingue, Fabio Beltram, Alessandro Tredicucci, Miriam S. Vitiello, Pier Alberto Benedetti, Harvey E. Beere, and David A. Ritchie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 21924-21931 (2012)

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We report on the implementation of a confocal microscopy system based on a 2.9 THz quantum cascade laser source. Lateral and axial resolutions better than 70 μm and 400 μm, respectively, are achieved, with a large contrast enhancement compared to the non-confocal arrangement. The capability of resolving overlapping objects lying on different longitudinal planes is also clearly demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(140.5965) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging

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Original Manuscript: June 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2012
Published: September 10, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Ugo Siciliani de Cumis, Ji-Hua Xu, Luca Masini, Riccardo Degl’Innocenti, Pasqualantonio Pingue, Fabio Beltram, Alessandro Tredicucci, Miriam S. Vitiello, Pier Alberto Benedetti, Harvey E. Beere, and David A. Ritchie, "Terahertz confocal microscopy with a quantum cascade laser source," Opt. Express 20, 21924-21931 (2012)

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