Indexed on: 05 Mar '11Published on: 05 Mar '11Published in: Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
Gradually appearing high-power terahertz sources require the development of adequate imaging techniques. This paper describes four imaging techniques (with a thermal recorder, temperature-sensitive phosphor plates, a visible-light thermal sensitive Fizeau interferometer, and an uncooled microbolometer array) applied with the Novosibirsk terahertz free electron laser as a radiation source. The space and time resolutions of the devices were examined thoroughly. Examples of the application of these techniques, including in-line holography and real-time moving-objects detection, are given.