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THz time-domain spectroscopy of cesium iodide
Author(s): F. Gao; R. Mendis
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Paper Abstract

The optical properties of Cesium Iodide (CsI) in the frequency range from 0.1 to 2.0 THz were studied by employing THz time-domain spectroscopy. The CsI samples were synthesized using CsI powder that was pressed into 2 mm thick pellets. The obtained time-domain data were transformed into the frequency domain using Fourier Transforms, and then analyzing the respective phase and amplitude spectra, the refractive index (RI) and the absorption constant of CsI were deduced. The RI of CsI is seen to increase from 2.55 to 3.15 as the frequency increases from 0.15 to 1.4 THz. For frequencies above 1.4 THz, the data was unusable due to the increased absorption. The empirical Sellmeier equation was used to fit the frequency-dependent RI and to determine the absorption wavelength λ1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6840, Terahertz Photonics, 68401H (4 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.757958
Show Author Affiliations
F. Gao, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
R. Mendis, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6840:
Terahertz Photonics
Cunlin Zhang; Xi-Cheng Zhang, Editor(s)

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