Abstract

A vector network analyzer-based quasi-optical measurement system that is suitable for mapping electric field intensity and phase near to the surface of terahertz reflective optics is presented. The system uses a fixed five parabolic mirror and transmitter/receiver head arrangement that has the benefit of requiring only the sample to be swept during measurement. The system has been tested with a micromilled aluminum zone plate reflector used as an exemplar structure. The measured focal point of the zone plate reflector, at its designed frequency of 1 THz, is shown to correspond well to both finite difference time-domain simulations and analytical theory.

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