Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging, Sensing and Communications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857096494
  • ISBN-13: 9780857096494
  • DDC: 535.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 688 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The recent development of easy-to-use sources and detectors of terahertz (Thz) radiation has enabled growth in applications of Thz imaging and sensing. This adaptable technology has great potential in a wide range of areas, and the Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging, Sensing and Communications explores fundamental principles, important developments and key applications in this exciting field. Part One provides an authoritative introduction to the fundamentals of Thz technology. Generation, detection, and emission of waves are discussed as well as fundamental aspects of surface plasmon polaritons, Thz near-field imaging and sensing, room temperature Thz detectors, and Thz wireless communications. Part Two discusses recent progress and such novel techniques as Thz bio-sensing, array imagers, and resonant field enhancement of Thz waves. Fiber-coupled time-domain spectroscopy systems (THz-TDS), Thz photomixer systems, Thz nanotechnology, frequency metrology and semiconductor material development for Thz applications are all reviewed. Finally, applications of Thz technology are explored in Part Three, including applications in tomographic imaging and material spectroscopy, art conservation, and the aerospace, wood products, semiconductor, and pharmaceutical industries. The Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging, Sensing and Communications is an authoritative guide to the field for laser engineers, manufacturers of sensing devices and imaging equipment, security companies, the military, professionals working in process monitoring, and academics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials.
1: Fundamentals of Terahertz Technology for Imaging, Sensing and Communications.
2: Optoelectronic Techniques for the Generation and Detection of Terahertz Waves.
3: Transmission and Propagation of Terahertz Waves in Plastic Waveguides.
4: Fundamental Aspects of Surface Plasmon Polaritons at Terahertz Frequencies.
5: Fundamental Aspects of Terahertz Near-Field Imaging and Sensing.
6: Field Effect Transistors for Terahertz Applications.
7: Terahertz Wireless Communications.
8: Recent Progress and Novel Techniques in Terahertz Technology.
9: Terahertz Bio-Sensing Techniques.
10: Terahertz Array Imagers: Towards the Implementation of Terahertz Cameras with Plasma-Wave-Based Silicon MOSFET Detectors.
11: Resonant Field Enhancement of Terahertz Waves in Subwavelength Plasmonic Structures.
12: Fiber-Coupled Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy (THz-TDS) Systems.
13: State-Of-The-Art in Terahertz Continuous-Wave Photomixer Systems.
14: Novel Techniques in Terahertz Near-Field Imaging and Sensing.
15: Terahertz Nano-Devices and Nano-Systems.
16: Terahertz Integrated Devices and Systems.
17: Terahertz Frequency Metrology Based on Frequency Comb Techniques.
18: Semiconductor Material Development for Terahertz Applications.
19: Applications of Terahertz Technology.
20: Terahertz Applications in Tomographic Imaging and Material Spectroscopy: A Review.
21: Terahertz Applications in the Aerospace Industry.
22: Terahertz Applications in the Wood Products Industry.
23: Terahertz Applications in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
24: Terahertz Applications in Art Conservation.
25: Applications of Terahertz Technology in the Semiconductor Industry.