Study of single-cycle pulse propagation inside a terahertz near-field probe

O. Mitrofanov, R. Harel, M. Lee, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. West, J. D. Wynn, J. Federici

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Propagation of 0.5 THz single cycle pulses inside an aperture-type near-field probe is studied. The E-field amplitude attenuation is experimentally measured at various distances from the aperture. Numerical simulations based on a two-dimensional model illustrate the pulse waveform transformation and the spectral blueshift, which is experimentally observed. The study shows that the sensitivity of such a near-field probe can be improved by more than a factor of 10 by decreasing the aperture-to-detector separation without reduction of the spatial resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-254
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 8 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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