Wynne, K. and Jaroszynski, D.A. (1999) Superluminal terahertz pulses. Optics Letters, 24 (1). pp. 25-27. ISSN 0146-9592Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
In femtosecond terahertz-pulse (T-ray) imaging of metal structures with dimensions of the order of the wavelength, it is observed that the T rays propagate faster than the vacuum speed of light. In the case of apertures this can be understood as a waveguide effect in which superluminal velocities are expected close to the cutoff frequency. However, the effect is also observed close to knife edges and in propagation past thin metal wires.
|Keywords:||femtosecond terahertz-pulse, T-ray, metal structures, wavelength, speed of light, superluminal velocities, Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||27 Apr 2010 09:05|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 14:23|