Polarization-Resolved Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy

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Abstract

Measuring the full polarization state of radiation in terahertz time-domain spectroscopy has allowed scientists to study a number of complex dielectric anisotropic properties of materials that could not be easily measured before. Novel polarization sensitive photoconductive detectors have simplified this task and their development has been a significant challenge. In this review I will present some of these devices and will also discuss some of the most recent studies that involve the use of polarization resolved terahertz spectroscopy.

Keywords

Photoconductive Polarization Anisotropic Terahertz THz Spectroscopy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The author would like to thank X. Peralta (UTSA), D. Mittleman, L. Ren and J. Kono (Rice) for the figures they kindly supplied. This publication is part of project 131931 funded by Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (México).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica A.C.LeónMéxico

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