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  • © 2014

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

  • Recent update on new methods for generating THz and Mid Infrared Radiation at room temperature

  • New efficient detection schemes for explosive, CBRN and small object detection

  • Advances in the study of the coupling of THz radiation with matter and notably biomatter

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (24 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. THz Hybrid Metamaterial-Liquid Crystal Based Structures with Large Tunability

    • N. Chikhi, M. Lisitskiy, G. Molis, A. Urbanovic, A. Andreone
    Pages 1-6
  3. High-Resolution THz Spectroscopy of Biomolecules and Bioparticles: Concentration Methods

    • E. R. Brown, W. Zhang, L. K. Viveros, E. A. Mendoza, Y. Kuznetsova, S. R. J. Brueck et al.
    Pages 7-18
  4. Intervalence THz Antipolaritons

    • I. A. Faragai, M. F. Pereira Jr.
    Pages 19-24
  5. Terahertz Aperiodic Multilayered Structure Arranged According to the Kolakoski Sequence

    • Volodymyr I. Fesenko, Vladimir R. Tuz, Igor A. Sukhoivanov
    Pages 25-32
  6. Population Dynamic in Quantum Cascade GaN/AlGaN Photodetector Structure

    • S. V. Gryshchenko, Oleksiy Shulika, V. V. Lysak, I. A. Sukhoivanov
    Pages 33-38
  7. Design of Metamaterial Photonic Crystals for Explosives Detection

    • H. Hamdouni, F. Ouerghi, F. Abdelmalek, H. Bouchriha
    Pages 39-45
  8. New Type High-Q THz Planar All-Dielectric Metamaterial

    • Vyacheslav V. Khardikov, Sergey L. Prosvirnin
    Pages 47-52
  9. Area Dependence of Josephson Critical Current Density in Superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d for Terahertz Emission

    • H. Saglam, Y. Demirhan, K. Kadowaki, N. Miyakawa, L. Ozyuzer
    Pages 87-93
  10. Inhomogenity of Micron-Sized Triple Terahertz Emitters Fabricated from Intrinsic Josephson Junctions in Single Crystal Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ

    • Yasemin Demirhan, F. Turkoglu, H. Koseoglu, H. Saglam, N. Miyakawa, K. Kadowaki et al.
    Pages 95-102
  11. THz Diffractive Optical Element for Passive Imaging

    • A. Czerwinski, P. Zagrajek, E. Rurka, N. Palka, M. Szustakowski, J. Suszek et al.
    Pages 109-115
  12. Intersubband Dispersive Gain Media

    • Mauro F. Pereira
    Pages 117-121
  13. Recent Advances in IR Laser Diodes with High Power, High WPE, Single Mode, CW Operation at RT

    • Manijeh Razeghi, Neelanjan Bandyopadhyay, Quanyong Lu, Yanbo Bai, Steven Slivken, David Heydari
    Pages 123-128
  14. Characterization of Selenide, Sulfide and Telluride Materials by Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy

    • R. M. Sardarly, F. Garet, M. Bernier, J.-L. Coutaz
    Pages 129-133
  15. Ultrashort Electromagnetic Modes in the Low Frequency Region of the Spectrum in a Nanocylinder Array

    • L. Sirbu, V. Sergentu, R. Muller, V. Ursaki, I. M. Tiginyanu
    Pages 135-141

About this book

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 biomatter were presented.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Materials & Engineering Research Inst., Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Mauro F. Pereira

  • Universidad de Guanajuato, Salamanca, Mexico

    Oleksiy Shulika

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Softcover Book USD 169.99
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