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Kumar, N. (author), Abdi, F.F. (author), Trzesniewski, B. (author), Smith, W.A. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author)
We demonstrate emission of terahertz pulses from a BiVO4/Au thin film interface, illuminated with femtosecond laser pulses. Based on the experimental observations, we propose that the most likely cause of the THz emission is the Photo-Dember effect caused by the standing wave intensity distribution formed at the BiVO4/Au interfaces.
journal article 2015
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Ramanandan, G.K.P. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author), Ramakrishnan, G. (author), Petrik, P. (author), Hendrikx, R. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
We show that the interface between gold and thermally formed cuprous oxide, which emits terahertz radiation when illuminated with ultrafast femtosecond lasers, is in fact an AuCu/Cu2O interface due to the formation of the thermal diffusion alloy AuCu. The alloy enables the formation of a Schottky-barrier-like electric field near the interface...
journal article 2014
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Ramakrishnan, G. (author), Ramanandan, G.K.P. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author), Xu, M. (author), Kumar, N. (author), Hendrikx, R.W.A. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
We report on the surprisingly strong, broadband emission of coherent terahertz pulses from ultrathin layers of semiconductors such as amorphous silicon, germanium and polycrystalline cuprous oxide deposited on gold, upon illumination with femtosecond laser pulses. The strength of the emission is surprising because the materials are considered to...
journal article 2013
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Knab, J.R. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author), Shaner, E. (author), Starmans, H.J.A.J. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
We have measured terahertz near-field spectra of cesium iodide crystals as small as ?10 ?m in diameter, which were deposited on single, sub-wavelength-sized apertures created in thin gold films on a substrate. The advantage of using small apertures for terahertz microspectroscopy is that only terahertz light that has interacted with the cesium...
journal article 2013
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Ramakrishnan, G. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
patent 2012
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Kajikawa, K. (author), Nagai, Y. (author), Uchiho, Y. (author), Ramakrishnan, G. (author), Kumar, N. (author), Ramanandan, G.K.P. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
Electromagnetic wave emission based on optical rectification at terahertz (THz) wavelengths was observed from surface-immobilized gold nanospheres (SIGNs) above a gold surface. Although the excitation wavelength is off-resonant with the localized surface plasmons, the THz emission field was observed to be approximately 4.8 times greater than...
journal article 2012
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Ramanandan, G.K.P. (author), Ramakrishnan, G. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
Terahertz (THz) transmission spectroscopy is used to measure the oxidation kinetics of copper thin films evaporated on silicon substrates. The transmission of broadband THz pulses from 1 to 7 THz through the copper film is measured while it gets oxidized at an elevated temperature in ambient air. The change in the transmitted THz electric field...
journal article 2012
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Kumar, N. (author), Strikwerda, A.C. (author), Fan, K. (author), Zhang, X. (author), Averitt, R.D. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author)
We report on direct measurements of the magnetic near-field of metamaterial split ring resonators at terahertz frequencies using a magnetic field sensitive material. Specifically, planar split ring resonators are fabricated on a single magneto-optically active terbium gallium garnet crystal. Normally incident terahertz radiation couples to the...
journal article 2012
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Ramakrishnan, G. (author), Kumar, N. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author), Tanaka, D. (author), Kajikawa, K. (author)
Emission of terahertz radiation is observed when surface plasmons are excited on a thin film of gold, in the Kretschmann geometry. When a hemicyanine-terminated alkanethiol self-assembled monolayer of thickness 1.2 nm is deposited on the gold film, stronger terahertz emission is observed. Our experimental results confirm that enhanced terahertz...
journal article 2012
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Ramakrishnan, G. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
Emission of pulses of electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz range is observed when ultrathin gold films on glass are illuminated with femtosecond near-IR laser pulses. A distinct maximum is observed in the emitted terahertz amplitude from films of average thickness just above the percolation threshold. Our measurements suggest that the...
journal article 2011
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Knab, J.R. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author), Chakkittakandy, R. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
Using near-field, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS), we investigate how the addition of a dielectric material into a subwavelength-diameter, cylindrical waveguide affects its transmission properties. The THz electric near-field is imaged with deep subwavelength resolution as it emerges from filled and unfilled waveguides....
journal article 2010
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Vuong, L.T. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author), Brok, J.M. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author), Urbach, H.P. (author)
Circularly polarized electric fields incident on subwavelength apertures produce near-field phase singularities with phase vorticity ±1 depending on the polarization handedness. These near-field phase singularities combine with those associated with orbital angular momentum and result in polarization-dependent transmission. We produce arbitrary...
journal article 2010
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Guestin, L. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author), Knab, J.R. (author), Nagel, M. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
We have studied theoretically and experimentally the influence of a dielectric substrate on the frequency-dependent terahertz electric near-field of a small hole in a metal layer. We find that the near-field transmission spectrum and the two-dimensional field distribution of an empty hole in a thin metal layer on a substrate are almost identical...
journal article 2009
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Ramakrishnan, G. (author), Chakkittakandy, R. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
Generation of subpicosecond terahertz pulses is observed when graphite surfaces are illuminated with femtosecond near-infrared laser pulses. The nonlinear optical generation of THz pulses from graphite is unexpected since, in principle, the material possesses a centre of inversion symmetry. Experiments with highly oriented pyrolytic graphite...
journal article 2009
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Knab, J.R. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author), Nagel, M. (author), Shaner, E. (author), Seo, M.A. (author), Kim, D.S. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
We present measurements of the complete terahertz (THz) electric near-field distribution, Ex, Ey and Ez, in both the time- and frequency-domains, for subwavelength apertures and subsections of subwavelength aperture arrays. Measuring the individual components of the THz near-field with subwavelength spatial resolution, as they emerge from these...
journal article 2009
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Nielsen, K. (author), Rasmussen, H.K. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author), Bang, O. (author), Jepsen, P.U. (author)
We report on a new class of polymer photonic crystal fibers for low-loss guidance of THz radiation. The use of the cyclic olefin copolymer Topas, in combination with advanced fabrication technology, results in bendable THz fibers with unprecedented low loss and low material dispersion in the THz regime.We demonstrate experimentally how the...
journal article 2009
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Adam, A.J.L. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author), Meloni, S. (author), Dik, J. (author)
We show terahertz reflection images of hidden paint layers in a painting on canvas and compare the results with X-ray Radiography and Infrared Reflectography. Our terahertz measurements show strong reflections from both the canvas/paint interface and from the raw umber/lead white interface, indicating sufficient refractive-index contrast. Our...
journal article 2009
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Adam, A.J.L. (author), Brok, J.M. (author), Seo, M.A. (author), Ahn, K.J. (author), Kim, D.S. (author), Kang, J.H. (author), Park, Q.H. (author), Nagel, M. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
An erratum is presented to correct an error in the discussion section of [Opt. Express. 16, 7407-7417 (2008)] and to add a relevant reference on earlier work.
journal article 2008
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Seo, M.A. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author), Kang, J.H. (author), Lee, J.W. (author), Ahn, K.J. (author), Park, Q.H. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author), Kim, D.S. (author)
We performed terahertz near-field experiments on single rectangular holes with various lengths grown on an electro-optic crystal substrate with ?/100 resolution. We find that the near-field amplitude becomes proportionally larger as the rectangle becomes narrower, strongly suggesting that a constant energy passes through even for a very narrow...
journal article 2008
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Kihm, H.W. (author), Lee, K.G. (author), Seo, M.A. (author), Ahn, K.J. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author), Kang, J.H. (author), Park, Q.H. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author), Kim, D.S. (author)
We study the dielectric constant dependent diffraction phenomena of single slit apertures, both theoretically and experimentally. We experimentally simulate perfect metal and real metal cases by investigating subwavelength diffraction by a single slit, both in nano-optical and in terahertz regimes, keeping the slit-width/wavelength ratio...
conference paper 2008
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