Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 11 (2016)

False detection of dangerous and neutral substances in commonly used materials by means of the standard THz Time Domain Spectroscopy

V. A. Trofimov, S. A. Varentsova


Essential limitations of the standard THz Time Domain Spectroscopy (TDS), which lead to false detection of dangerous and neutral substances in commonly used materials, are demonstrated using the physical experiment with chocolate under real conditions as well as with semiconductors under laboratory conditions. To overcome this disadvantage, we propose using the time-dependent spectrum of the THz pulse, transmitted through or reflected from a substance. For quality assessment of the standard substance absorption frequency presence in the signal under analysis, we use time-dependent integral correlation criteria. The influence of aperture placed in front of the sample on spectral properties of silicon wafers with different resistivity is demonstrated as well.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2016.16016]

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