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Characterization of a Glow Discharge Detector with Terahertz Time Domain Spectroscopy

Cinar, Kamil
Altan, Hakan
The capability of low cost glow discharge detectors (GDDs) for detection of terahertz (THz) radiation draws attention recently. In order to employ them in applications such as THz imaging these studies have typically focused on the response of the GDD at specific frequencies. To better understand the spectral behavior of glow discharges, we have not only examined the response of the GDD at a specific frequency of 118 GHz, but also we examined the interaction mechanism of GDDs with THz radiation using terahertz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) in a broader range of frequencies between 0.05 THz - 0.5 THz.