Terahertz and Mid Infrared Radiation: Detection of Explosives and CBRN (Using Terahertz)

  • Mauro F. Pereira
  • Oleksiy Shulika
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. N. Chikhi, M. Lisitskiy, G. Molis, A. Urbanovic, A. Andreone
    Pages 1-6
  3. E. R. Brown, W. Zhang, L. K. Viveros, E. A. Mendoza, Y. Kuznetsova, S. R. J. Brueck et al.
    Pages 7-18
  4. I. A. Faragai, M. F. Pereira Jr.
    Pages 19-24
  5. Volodymyr I. Fesenko, Vladimir R. Tuz, Igor A. Sukhoivanov
    Pages 25-32
  6. S. V. Gryshchenko, Oleksiy Shulika, V. V. Lysak, I. A. Sukhoivanov
    Pages 33-38
  7. H. Hamdouni, F. Ouerghi, F. Abdelmalek, H. Bouchriha
    Pages 39-45
  8. Vyacheslav V. Khardikov, Sergey L. Prosvirnin
    Pages 47-52
  9. H. Saglam, Y. Demirhan, K. Kadowaki, N. Miyakawa, L. Ozyuzer
    Pages 87-93
  10. Yasemin Demirhan, F. Turkoglu, H. Koseoglu, H. Saglam, N. Miyakawa, K. Kadowaki et al.
    Pages 95-102
  11. A. Czerwinski, P. Zagrajek, E. Rurka, N. Palka, M. Szustakowski, J. Suszek et al.
    Pages 109-115
  12. Mauro F. Pereira
    Pages 117-121
  13. Manijeh Razeghi, Neelanjan Bandyopadhyay, Quanyong Lu, Yanbo Bai, Steven Slivken, David Heydari
    Pages 123-128
  14. R. M. Sardarly, F. Garet, M. Bernier, J.-L. Coutaz
    Pages 129-133
  15. L. Sirbu, V. Sergentu, R. Muller, V. Ursaki, I. M. Tiginyanu
    Pages 135-141

About these proceedings

Introduction

The reader will find here a timely update on new THz sources and detection schemes as well as concrete applications to the detection of Explosives and CBRN. Included is a method to identify hidden RDX-based explosives (pure and plastic ones) in the frequency domain study by Fourier Transformation, which has been complemented by the demonstration of improvement of the quality of the images captured commercially available THz passive cameras. The presented examples show large potential for the detection of small hidden objects at long distances (6-10 m).  Complementing the results in the short-wavelength range, laser spectroscopy with a mid-infrared, room temperature, continuous wave, DFB laser diode and high performance DFB QCL have been demonstrated to offer excellent enabling sensor technologies for environmental monitoring, medical diagnostics, industrial and security applications.  From the new source point of view a number of systems have been presented - From superconductors to semiconductors, e.g. Detection of Terahertz Waves from Superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ Intrinsic Josephson Junctions.  The quest for a compact room temperature THz source and the recent advances in high power mid-IR QCLs lead to the development of a semiconductor THz source based on intracavity difference frequency generation. Furthermore, alternative electrically pumped THz sources based on the high emission efficiency predicted for polaritonic states in the ultra-strong coupling regime led to the demonstration of electroluminescent devices.  Finally, antipolaritons in dispersive media were discussed and different aspects of the interaction of THz radiation with biomater were presented.

Keywords

Mid Infrared Detection Mid Infrared Sources TERA-MIR Radiation THz Detection THz Sources

Editors and affiliations

  • Mauro F. Pereira
    • 1
  • Oleksiy Shulika
    • 2
  1. 1.Materials & Engineering Research Inst.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Universidad de GuanajuatoSalamancaMexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8572-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8571-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8572-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6500
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6535
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