Phase contrast computed tomography using continuous THz source. Suga, M., Sasaki, Y., Sasahara, T., Yuasa, T., & Otani, C. In 2017 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), pages 1510-1513, Aug, 2017.
Phase contrast computed tomography using continuous THz source [pdf]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
We propose a novel computed tomography (CT) imaging method based on phase-contrast using a continuous wave (CW) THz source with a frequency of 0.54 THz. The system acquires phase-shift by phase modulation technique using Mach-Zehnder interferometer at each data point, and collects projections of the phase-shift from multiple directions over 360 degrees to finally reconstruct a spatial distribution of refractive index. We construct a preliminary system for proof of the concept, and perform an imaging experiment using a polystyrene foam phantom. It was shown that the THz-CT produces an artifact-free and quantitative reconstruction at a spatial resolution of a few mm.

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