We report a self-triggered asynchronous optical sampling terahertz spectroscopy system based on a single bidirectional mode-locked fiber laser and plasmonics-enhanced photoconductive nanoantennas. The fiber laser generates two optical mutually coherent pulse trains with a stable repetition rate difference, enabling time-domain terahertz spectroscopy without using any mechanical delay line, stabilization electronics, or external trigger. The resolved terahertz spectra over a 0.1–2 THz frequency range and a 30-second measurement time show more than a 70-dB dynamic range, revealing water absorption lines matching the HITRAN database, through a light-weight and compact spectroscopy setup.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2018|
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