With the majority needs of the various observation, such as the public security system including security and traffic monitoring system, we can use the optical system, which can not only satisfy the wide field observation, also meet the needs of monitoring. The continuous zoom optical system, which can realize the wide field of monitoring and remain off the accurate detection would meet the requirements.
Terahertz(THz) wave modulator technology, due to its important value of imaging and detecting research. In the paper, we discuss the Polyethylene lens based the terahertz wave front modulation, which is benefit the terahertz wave image technology. Simulation results show that the optical system can extent the depth of imaging field of test objects based on continuous terahertz source. The way to get the image has significant meaning for detection and large image quality.
In this paper we demonstrated a coherent raster-scan imaging system that can acquire phase information based on continuous terahertz imaging. It mixes the terahertz with a Fs-laser by a electro-optic crystal of ZnTe to make a hybrid modulation on the crystal to achieve continuous terahertz detection. In this way, it can not only propagate for a long distance but also achieve phase detection for continuous terahertz imaging. The surface images of objects that are under test can be obtained by the Backward-Wave Oscillator, which the output power is 10mW at 205.994GHz. With the repetition frequency of 80MHz, the output power of the MaiTai is 1.65W and 100fs pulse light at 800nm. The images can achieve diffraction-limited resolution approximately. And the simulated results show that the system can obtain phase imaging of test objects based on continuous terahertz source. The way to get the phase of the signal has significant meaning for coherent detection of continuous terahertz source.
In this paper we proposed a method of phase extraction for continuous terahertz wave. Firstly, we study the mathematical relationship of phase between the electro-optic sampling signal and terahertz wave in the theory, and then build the platform of continuous terahertz wave, using BWO as the source of terahertz radiation and Fs-laser as the detection of pulse. After using differential circuit and the principle of electro-optic sampling, we detect the polarization properties of optical signal and transform it into electric signal. With the filter amplifying circuit for signal processing, we obtain the phase of continuous THz wave at 0.2 THz. This method of phase extraction provides a potential way to the continuous THz wave coherent imaging, which is of great significance to the further study on continuous THz wave coherent imaging.