Wideband THz Time Domain Spectroscopy based on Optical Rectification and Electro-Optic Sampling
Research Area: THz Linear and Nonlinear Phenomena Year: 2013
Type of Publication: Article  
Authors:
  • A. Tomasino
  • A. Parisi
  • S. Stivala
  • P. Livreri
  • A. C. Cino
  • A. C. Busacca
  • M. Peccianti
  • R. Morandotti
 
Journal: Scientific Reports Volume: 3
Number: 3116
Month: October
   
Abstract:
We present an analytical model describing the full electromagnetic propagation in a THz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) system, from the THz pulses via Optical Rectification to the detection via Electro Optic-Sampling. While several investigations deal singularly with the many elements that constitute a THz-TDS, in our work we pay particular attention to the modelling of the time-frequency behaviour of all the stages which compose the experimental set-up. Therefore, our model considers the following main aspects: (i) pump beam focusing into the generation crystal; (ii) phase-matching inside both the generation and detection crystals; (iii) chromatic dispersion and absorption inside the crystals; (iv) Fabry-Perot effect; (v) diffraction outside, i.e. along the propagation, (vi) focalization and overlapping between THz and probe beams, (vii) electro-optic sampling. In order to validate our model, we report on the comparison between the simulations and the experimental data obtained from the same set-up, showing their good agreement.
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