We demonstrate the use of a novel, integrated THz system to obtain time-domain signals for spectroscopy in the 0.1–1.4 THz range. The system employs THz generation in a photomixing antenna excited by a broadband amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) light source and THz detection with a photoconductive antenna by coherent cross-correlation sampling. We benchmark the performance of our system against a state-of-the-art femtosecond-based THz time-domain spectroscopy system in terms of mapping and imaging of the sheet conductivity of large-area graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and transferred to a PET polymer substrate. We propose to integrate the algorithm for the extraction of the sheet conductivity with the data acquisition, thereby enabling true in-line monitoring capability of the system for integration in graphene production facilities.
- THz cross-correlation spectroscopy
- THz quasi-time-domain spectroscopy
- THz time-domain spectroscopy