Saturday, August 19, 2017

Abstract-Improved thickness estimation of liquid water using Kramers–Kronig relations for determination of precise optical parameters in terahertz transmission spectroscopy

Heyjin Son, Da-Hye Choi, and Gun-Sik Park

In terahertz transmission spectroscopy, there is a typical problem of thickness uncertainty, which hampers to determine precise optical parameters of samples. In order to resolve this experimental problem, a method optimizing sample thickness using singly subtractive Kramers–Kronig relations is proposed. For tens of micrometers thick water samples, we improved the accuracy of sample thickness by an order of magnitude (up to sub-micrometer) using the algorithm leading to obtain precise optical parameters of water. The broad applicability of the method is demonstrated for measuring various materials in addition to highly absorbing liquid water in the spectral range from 0.3 to 1.6 THz.
© 2017 Optical Society of America

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