Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 123, Issue 1, pp 100–104 | Cite as

On diagnostics of media using extremely short terahertz radiation pulses

  • N. N. RosanovEmail author
  • M. V. Arkhipov
  • R. M. Arkhipov
  • A. V. Pakhomov
  • I. V. Babushkin
Nonlinear and Quantum Optics


The possibility of diagnosing the linear and nonlinear electrodynamic susceptibilities of media by examining the time profiles of extremely short terahertz radiation pulses (using pulsed terahertz spectroscopy methods) that are incident on a thin layer of a medium under study, are reflected from the layer, and are transmitted through it is shown theoretically. In the general case, the linear and nonlinear susceptibilities of different orders can be found by solving linear integral equations. Diagnostics is considerably simplified in the case of an isolated resonance of a medium with homogeneous spectral broadening, which is modeled by the response of an anharmonic oscillator.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. N. Rosanov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • M. V. Arkhipov
    • 4
  • R. M. Arkhipov
    • 2
    • 4
    • 5
  • A. V. Pakhomov
    • 6
    • 7
  • I. V. Babushkin
    • 8
    • 9
  1. 1.Vavilov State Optical InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Ioffe Physical Technical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  5. 5.Max Planck Institute for the Science of LightErlangenGermany
  6. 6.Samara National Research UniversitySamaraRussia
  7. 7.P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Samara BranchRussian Academy of SciencesSamaraRussia
  8. 8.Institute of Quantum OpticsLeibniz University HannoverHannoverGermany
  9. 9.Max Born InstituteBerlinGermany

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