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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — May. 26, 2009

All-terahertz fiber-scanning near-field microscopy

Chui-Min Chiu, Hung-Wen Chen, Yu-Ru Huang, Yuh-Jing Hwang, Wen-Jeng Lee, Hsin-Yi Huang, and Chi-Kuang Sun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 1084-1086 (2009)

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We demonstrate a room-temperature-operated all-terahertz (THz) fiber-scanning near-field imaging system. The upright-type THz near-field microscope has a compact size, capable of being integrated with an optical microscope. This transmission illumination near-field system could be a promising tool to distinguish breast cancer from the normal tissue without pathologic staining.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2009
Published: March 27, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Chui-Min Chiu, Hung-Wen Chen, Yu-Ru Huang, Yuh-Jing Hwang, Wen-Jeng Lee, Hsin-Yi Huang, and Chi-Kuang Sun, "All-terahertz fiber-scanning near-field microscopy," Opt. Lett. 34, 1084-1086 (2009)

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