Abstract

Based on coherently measuring the longitudinal field of a converging terahertz (THz) wave, a polarization determination method to the THz radiation is proposed. By utilizing the method, the arbitrary uniform polarization state of a THz field can be effectively identified in a single measurement. By using the vector diffraction integral, the principle of the method is theoretically discussed in detail. The feasibility of the method is validated experimentally by measuring a THz wire grating polarizer and a THz quarter-wave plate. The method offers a powerful technical support for developing the THz polarization spectroscopy.

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