Terahertz reflection imaging using Kirchhoff migration

Timothy D. Dorney, Jon L. Johnson, J. Van Rudd, Richard G. Baraniuk, William W. Symes, Daniel M. Mittleman

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We describe a new imaging method that uses single-cycle pulses of terahertz (THz) radiation. This technique emulates data-collection and image-processing procedures developed for geophysical prospecting and is made possible by the availability of fiber-coupled THz receiver antennas. We use a simple migration procedure to solve the inverse problem; this permits us to reconstruct the location and shape of targets. These results demonstrate the feasibility of the THz system as a test-bed for the exploration of new seismic processing methods involving complex model systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1513-1515
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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