THz interferometric imaging using subwavelength plastic fiber based THz endoscopes

Ja Yu Lu, Chung Chiu Kuo, Chui Min Chiu, Hung Wen Chen, Yuh Jing Hwang, Ci Ling Pan, Chi Kuang Sun

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Abstract

We demonstrate a new reflective imaging technique using continuous-wave THz fiber-endoscopy, in which the sample is placed behind the output of a THz subwavelength plastic fiber and the Fabry Perot interference is formed therein. 3D THz reflective images with a reasonable SNR as well as high lateral and subwavelength axial resolutions are acquired by moving the sample along the axial (z) direction and by 2D scanning the output end of the subwavelength plastic fiber without any focusing medium. By analyzing the axial-position dependent THz signals backward collected by the subwavelength plastic fiber, the THz reflection amplitudes and phases on the sample surface can be successfully reconstructed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2494-2501
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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