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Fast thickness gauging with an ECOPS-based terahertz time-domain system
Author(s): M. Yahyapour; A. Jahn; K. Dutzi; T. Puppe; P. Leisching; B. Schmauss; N. Vieweg; A. Deninger
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Paper Abstract

We employ thickness gauging with a fast terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (TDS) system based on electronically controlled optical sampling (ECOPS) and compare the results with those of a benchmark conventional terahertz TDS system and a mechanical micrometer gauge. The results of all technologies are in good agreement. We show that the ECOPS system is suitable for fast inline thickness measurements, owing to high measurement rate of 1600 traces per second. Moreover, we characterize the system with respect to signal quality. The time-domain dynamic range is ~60 dB for a single-shot measurement, and ~90 dB with 1000 trace averages, which are completed within less than a second (i.e., 0.625 seconds). The time-domain signal-to-noise ratio amounts to ~50 dB and ~80 dB for 1 and 1000 averages, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 2020
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 11279, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications XIII, 112790O (2 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2546020
Show Author Affiliations
M. Yahyapour, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
A. Jahn, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
K. Dutzi, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
T. Puppe, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
P. Leisching, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
B. Schmauss, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
N. Vieweg, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
A. Deninger, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11279:
Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications XIII
Laurence P. Sadwick; Tianxin Yang, Editor(s)

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