Abstract

We report a novel sensing technique that uses an evanescent terahertz (THz) wave, without detecting the THz wave directly. When a THz wave generated by Cherenkov phase matching via difference frequency generation undergoes total internal reflection, the evanescent THz wave is subject to a phase change and an amplitude decrease. The reflected THz wave, under the influence of the sample, interferes with the propagating THz wave and the changing electric field of the THz wave interacts with the electric field of the pump waves. We demonstrate a sensing technique for detecting changes in the electric field of near-infrared light, transcribed from changes in the electric field of a THz wave.

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Int. J. Infrared Milli. Waves (1)

M. Nagai, H. Yada, T. Arikawa, and K. Tanaka, Int. J. Infrared Milli. Waves 27, 505 (2006).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

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Phys. Rev. B (1)

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Spectroscopy using evanescent THz waves. The THz wave is shown in red. Amplitude decrease and phase shift are caused by the sample.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup for THz spectroscopy.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Intensity difference in the pump waves as a function of sample distance. The metal is shown by the blue dashed line. The dielectric is shown by the black solid line.

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cosθ=λTHz/nTHzλ1λ2/(n1λ2n2λ1)noptnTHz,
A1z=iω1n1cdeffA2ATHzexp(idkz),A2z=iω2n2cdeffATHz*A1exp(idkz),ATHzz=iωTHznTHzcdeffA1A2*exp(idkz).

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