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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 9 — Oct. 2, 2013

Self-referenced spectral domain interferometry for improved signal-to-noise measurement of terahertz radiation

Gargi Sharma, Kanwarpal Singh, Akram Ibrahim, Ibraheem Al-Naib, Roberto Morandotti, François Vidal, and Tsuneyuki Ozaki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 2705-2707 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002705


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Abstract

In this work, we demonstrate self-referenced spectral domain interferometry for the electro-optic sampling of terahertz (THz) electric fields. This technique allows reduction of the phase noise of the measurement, thus increasing the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Using the proposed technique, we achieve a more than sixfold improvement in the SNR of the detected THz electric field.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: May 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2013
Published: July 23, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Gargi Sharma, Kanwarpal Singh, Akram Ibrahim, Ibraheem Al-Naib, Roberto Morandotti, François Vidal, and Tsuneyuki Ozaki, "Self-referenced spectral domain interferometry for improved signal-to-noise measurement of terahertz radiation," Opt. Lett. 38, 2705-2707 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-15-2705


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