Broadband terahertz time-domain spectroscopy and fast FMCW imaging: principle and applications

Shen, Yaochun ORCID: 0000-0002-8915-1993, Yang, Xingyu and Zhang, Zijian ORCID: 0000-0002-3004-6697
(2020) Broadband terahertz time-domain spectroscopy and fast FMCW imaging: principle and applications. Chinese Physics B, 29 (7).

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We report a broadband terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) which enables twenty vibrational modes of adenosine nucleoside to be resolved in a wide frequency range of 1–20 THz. The observed spectroscopic features of adenosine are in good agreement with the published spectra obtained using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy. This much extended bandwidth leads to enhanced material characterization capability as it provides spectroscopic information on both intra- and inter-molecular vibrations. In addition, we also report a low-cost frequency modulation continuous wave (FMCW) imaging system which has a fast measurement speed of 40000 waveforms per second. Cross-sectional imaging capability through cardboard has also been demonstrated using its excellent penetration capability at a frequency range of 76–81 GHz. We anticipate that the integration of these two complementary imaging technologies would be highly desirable for many real-world applications because it provides both spectroscopic discrimination and penetration capabilities in a single instrument.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 10:48
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2022 07:12
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ab9296
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