NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics

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

Editors: Pereira, Mauro, Shulika, Oleksiy (Eds.)

  • 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
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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.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • THz Hybrid Metamaterial-Liquid Crystal Based Structures with Large Tunability

    Chikhi, N. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • High-Resolution THz Spectroscopy of Biomolecules and Bioparticles: Concentration Methods

    Brown, E. R. (et al.)

    Pages 7-18

  • Intervalence THz Antipolaritons

    Faragai, I. A. (et al.)

    Pages 19-24

  • Terahertz Aperiodic Multilayered Structure Arranged According to the Kolakoski Sequence

    Fesenko, Volodymyr I. (et al.)

    Pages 25-32

  • Population Dynamic in Quantum Cascade GaN/AlGaN Photodetector Structure

    Gryshchenko, S. V. (et al.)

    Pages 33-38

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Terahertz and Mid Infrared Radiation: Detection of Explosives and CBRN (Using Terahertz)
Editors
  • Mauro Pereira
  • Oleksiy Shulika
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8572-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8572-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8571-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8583-9
Series ISSN
1874-6500
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 196
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
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