2014, XXXIV, 292 p. 168 illus., 50 illus. in color.
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Collecting the most advanced THz Science and technology
Taking care mostly of the real possible applications in a short-middle term to security and other most advanced areas
Critical analysis of real possible applications looking at the THz technologies from both side of electro-magnetic spectrum (infrared and microwaves)
These proceedings comprise invited papers from highly experienced researchers in THz technology and security applications. THz detection of explosives represents one of the most appealing technologies to have recently emerged in dealing with terrorist attacks encountered by civil security and military forces throughout the world. Discussed are the most advanced technologies and developments, the various points of operational strength and weaknesses as well as are suggestions and predictions the best technological solutions to overcome current operational limits. The current status of various levels of cooling in THz detectors, sources and associated electronics are also addressed. The goal was to provide a clear view on the current technologies available and the required advances needed in order to achieve more efficient systems. This goal was outlined in part by establishing the baseline of current uncertainty estimations in physics-based modelling and the identification of key areas which require additional research and development.
Content Level »Graduate
Keywords »Advanced Technologies for Security Systems - Beyond Microwaves - Future Technologies - Security Systems - Smart Sensors - Spectroscopy - THz Science and Technology - TeraHertz-THz - What are Infrared
Tera Hertz: Quasi-Optics or Submillimeter Waves? History, Actual Limits and Future Developments for Security Systems; C. Corsi.- Far-infrared semiconductor detectors and focal plane arrays; A. Rogalski.- Uncooled rectification and bolometer type THz/sub-THz detectors; F. Sizov et al.- High power, narrow-linewidth, and compact terahertz sources for room temperature applications; M. Razeghi et al.- Terahertz Photonic Devices; Miriam S. Vitiello.- Terahertz Imaging System Based on Superconducting Heterodyne Integrated Receiver; R.V. Ozhegov et al.- Application of surface waves for THz spectroscopy; O. Mitrofanov.- Quartz enhanced photoacoustic sensors for trace gas detection in the IR and THz spectral range; P. Patimisco et al.- THz Active Imaging Systems with Real-Time Capabilities; F. Friederich et al.- Recent Results on Broadband Nano transistor Based THz Detectors; W. Knap et al.- Clinotron based terahertz imagine systems; D.M. Vavriv et al.- THz screening for civil and military security; N. Palka et al.- Emerging 'THz Torch' Technology for Low-cost Security and Defence Applications; F. Hu, S. Lucyszyn.- New THz technologies and applications in applications in support of safety and security; A. Vaseashta.