Thursday, October 11, 2018

Abstract-Calibration of the field strength of broadband terahertz radiation in air coherent detection technique

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Hai-Wei Du, Fu Tang, Dong-Yu Zhang, Wang Sheng, Jing-Yi Mao,

In the air coherent detection of the terahertz (THz) technique, a high voltage signal with a square waveform offers a modulated biased field over the air sensor. In this technique, a temporal THz waveform can be obtained routinely. However, its field strength has to be calibrated separately by other techniques. In this paper, we propose a method to calibrate the field strength of the THz pulse by means of applying a positive square wave instead of an alternating square wave as the modulated biased field. In this method, the ratio of the THz signal to the background signal is used for the calibration of the field strength of the THz pulse. Using this method, both the waveform and the electric field strength of the THz pulse can be easily obtained.

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