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SYSTEMS, METHODS, DEVICES, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR TERAHERTZ RADIATION DETECTION

United States Patent Application

20110267599
A1
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Idaho National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office Website
Systems, devices, methods, and computer-readable media relating to terahertz radiation detection are disclosed. A method of detecting terahertz radiation may include transmitting a reference beam and a signal beam through a common-path interferometer. The method may further include transmitting a terahertz beam through a target object. Furthermore, the method may include causing the signal beam and the terahertz beam to simultaneously propagate through an electro-optical element within the common-path interferometer after transmitting the terahertz beam through the target object to induce a phase delay between the signal beam and the reference beam. In addition, the method may include calculating the phase delay and calculating an amplitude of an electric field of the terahertz beam from the phase delay.
Hurley, David Howard (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls ID)
12/ 772,822
May 3, 2010
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-051D14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.