Comparison of CW THz wave spectrometer with laser diode excitation and pulsed THz wave spectrometer with Cr:forsterite sources based on difference frequency generation of near-infrared lasers in GaP

Srinivasa Ragam, Tadao Tanabe, Yutaka Oyama, Kenta Watanabe, Hikari Dezaki

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Abstract

We constructed two types of terahertz (THz) spectrometers with automatic scanning control based on the difference frequency generation method by the excitation of the phonon-polariton mode in GaP. The pulsed THz wave spectroscopic systems were based on an optical parametric oscillator and Nd: YAG laser sources having a frequency resolution of 1.5 GHz, and on Cr:fosterite sources with a resolution of 20 GHz. Following these, we recently constructed a continuous wave (CW) THz wave spectroscopic system with laser diode excitation. One of the advantages of the CW THz wave spectrometer is its wide frequency tuning range with fine frequency resolution of∈<∈8 MHz. In this study, we compare both types of spectrometers (pulsed versus CW) to show the characteristics of each system in terms of frequency resolution. The absorption spectra of a non-deformed white polyethylene crystal and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene with/without deformation are measured by using the CW THz wave spectrometer and pulsed THz wave spectrometer. The effect of the high-resolution CW THz wave spectrometer is shown based on the THz spectroscopic results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1164-1170
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
Volume31
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 1

Keywords

  • GaP
  • High resolution
  • Laser diode pumping
  • Terahertz spectrometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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