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Attenuated Total Reflection Spectroscopy in Time Domain Using Terahertz Coherent Pulses

Hideki Hirori, Kumiko Yamashita, Masaya Nagai and Koichiro Tanaka

Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan

(Received July 23, 2004; accepted July 31, 2004; published September 10, 2004)

We present a novel technique for time-domain attenuated total reflection spectroscopy in the terahertz (THz) frequency region. The advantage of this technique is that it can be used to access samples with various shapes and optical properties without changing the optical setup. The technique is applied to determine the complex dielectric constants in InAs and distilled liquid water.

URL: http://jjap.jsap.jp/link?JJAP/43/L1287/
DOI: 10.1143/JJAP.43.L1287
KEYWORDS:terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, surface plasmon polariton, attenuated total reflection, Dove prism, complex dielectric constant, far-infared spectroscopy, ATR


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