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Traceable terahertz power measurement by using optical methods
Author(s): Andreas Steiger; Berndt Gutschwager; Peter Meindl; Christian Monte; Ralf Müller; Lutz Werner; Jörg Hollandt
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Paper Abstract

In order to exploit new possibilities of THz sensing and imaging, it is not only necessary to generate and detect THz radiation but also to measure the radiant power of the THz sources and the responsivity of the detecting systems traceable to the international system of units (SI). This has been missing in the THz range up to now. The Physikalisch- Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) has focused on this challenging task by using two complementary optical approaches: source- and detector-based THz radiometry. Both methods have been successfully prototyped, and a pyroelectric THz detector with known aperture was used to verify the consistency of the two independent calibration methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7485, Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology II, 74850J (24 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.829982
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Steiger, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Berndt Gutschwager, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Peter Meindl, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Christian Monte, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Ralf Müller, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Lutz Werner, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Jörg Hollandt, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7485:
Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology II
Keith A. Krapels; Neil A. Salmon, Editor(s)

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