SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION: Development of a multi-channel time-to-space terahertz spectrometer

Development of a multi-channel time-to-space terahertz spectrometer

E.-M. Stübling, S. Busch, J. C. Balzer, & M. Koch

We present a compact sensor head for a multi-channel terahertz (THz) spectroscopy system. A THz pulse generated by a photoconductive antenna is split into spatially separated sub-pulses, which have different transit times. The time-dependent order of the sub-pulses can be translated into a spatial resolution. By using only one pair of antennas the developed sensor head provides up to 20 individual measurement zones with full amplitude and phase information. The sensor head can be integrated into two boxes with a small footprint so that the system is well suited for industrial applications.

Optics Express Vol. 24, p. 23146 (2016)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.023146