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Experiments on terahertz 3D scanning microscopic imaging
Author(s): Yi Zhou; Qi Li
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Paper Abstract

Compared with the visible light and infrared, terahertz (THz) radiation can penetrate nonpolar and nonmetallic materials. There are many studies on the THz coaxial transmission confocal microscopy currently. But few researches on the THz dual-axis reflective confocal microscopy were reported. In this paper, we utilized a dual-axis reflective confocal scanning microscope working at 2.52 THz. In contrast with the THz coaxial transmission confocal microscope, the microscope adopted in this paper can attain higher axial resolution at the expense of reduced lateral resolution, revealing more satisfying 3D imaging capability. Objects such as Chinese characters “Zhong-Hua” written in paper with a pencil and a combined sheet metal which has three layers were scanned. The experimental results indicate that the system can extract two Chinese characters “Zhong," “Hua” or three layers of the combined sheet metal. It can be predicted that the microscope can be applied to biology, medicine and other fields in the future due to its favorable 3D imaging capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10154, Advanced Optical Design and Manufacturing Technology and Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 101540W (19 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2246596
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Yi Zhou, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Qi Li, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10154:
Advanced Optical Design and Manufacturing Technology and Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation
Min Xu; Ji Yang, Editor(s)

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