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dc.contributor.advisor Mittleman, Daniel M.
dc.creatorPearce, Jeremiah Glen
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:42:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:42:18Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/17538
dc.description.abstract We describe what are to our knowledge the first measurements of the propagation of coherent, single-cycle pulses of terahertz radiation in a scattering medium. We measure the propagation constants for pulses in a dense collection of spherical scatterers, and compare to the predictions of the quasi-crystalline approximation. Even though the fractional volume in our measurements exceeds the limit of validity of this model, we find that it still predicts certain features of the propagation with reasonable accuracy. By measuring the transmission as a function of the length L of the medium, we extract the scattering mean free path lambdasc (o) over a broad bandwidth. We observe variations in lambda sc ranging over nearly two orders of magnitude, and covering the entire thin sample regime from L/lambda sc << 1 to L/lambdasc ∼10.
dc.format.extent 67 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectElectronics
Electrical engineering
Optics
dc.title The propagation of single-cycle terahertz pulses in random media
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Pearce, Jeremiah Glen. "The propagation of single-cycle terahertz pulses in random media." (2002) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17538.


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