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

Terahertz (THz), Mid Infrared (MIR) and Near Infrared (NIR) Technologies for Protection of Critical Infrastructures Against Explosives and CBRN

Editors: Pereira, Mauro, Apostolakis, Apostolos (Eds.)

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  • Presents state-of-the-art technologies discussed by recognized experts on critical infrastructure protection with academics and developers in the field of sensors

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Critical infrastructures are targets for terrorism and deliver a
valuable vector through which the proliferation of CBRN and explosive
precursors can be detected. Recent technological breakthroughs,
notably in the field of near infrared (NIR), mid infrared (MIR),
Terahertz (THz) and Gigahertz (GHz) sources and detectors, have led to
rugged commercial devices, capable of standoff sensing a range of
these dangerous substances. However, at the same time criminal and
terrorist organizations have also benefited from the availability of
technologies to increase the threat they pose to the security of
citizens and a concerted effort is needed to improve early detection
measures to identify activities, such as the production of homemade
explosives or CBRN that can be potentially dangerous to society. The
key global technological bottleneck to be overcome is the current lack
of integration and networking of mature detection technology into
early warning systems for critical infrastructures. Thus, this book
brings together complementary information connecting the research of
leading teams working on critical Infrastructure protection with
academic developers and industrial producers of state of the art
sensors. 

About the authors

Prof. Mauro Fernandes Pereira obtained his PhD at the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona and has given important contributions to Nonequlibrium Greens Functions (NEGF) Many Body Theory of Transport and Optics of Semiconductor Materials. His research combines fundamental Mathematical Physics with applications to device development, with an impact in medicine and the environment, with a current emphasis on the protection of water critical infrastructures.
He has been named SPIE Fellow in 2011 for his contributions to the Theory of Semiconductor Materials and Optics. 
He created the TERA-MIR concept unifying THz and Mid Infrared Radiation and was the Chair of COST ACTION MP1204: TERA-MIR Radiation: Materials, Generation, Detection and Applications and Chair of the Series of NATO TERA-MIR Conferences (2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018).   He coordinates the TERA-MIR Network.
He has been awarded the SPIE Innovation Awards in Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics (2019) for contributions to science and his service through organizing NATO TERA-MIR and COST.
He was a research associate at CBPF, Uni-Rostock and TU-Berlin, a visiting Lecturer at Uni-Bremen, Senior Researcher at Tyndall Institute, Professor and Chair of Theory of Semiconductor Materials and Optics at Sheffield Hallam University and Head of the Department of Condensed Matter Theory at the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, where is currently a Senior Scientist (on leave) before joining Khalifa University of Science and Technology as Professor and Chair of the Physics Department.


Dr. Apostolos Apostolakis received his PhD degree in theoretical physics from Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK in 2017 with a thesis about high-frequency acoustoelectronic phenomena in miniband superlattices. Currently he is postdoctoral researcher in Department of Condensed Matter Theory, Institute of Physics, CAS (Prague, Czech Republic). His current research interests focus on Theory and simulations in condensed matter physics, THz physics, nonlinear dynamics, semiconductor heterostructures, acoustoelectronics and opto-electronic devices. To describe the optical responses of these structures, he works in developing theory and computational tools based on Nonequlibrium Green’s Functions, Boltzmann transport equation and qualitative theory of differential equations.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Sensor Data Fusion and Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles for the Protection of Critical Infrastructures

    Pages 3-17

    Ioannidis, Konstantinos (et al.)

  • High Power, Widely Tunable, and Beam Steerable Mid-infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers

    Pages 21-34

    Razeghi, Manijeh (et al.)

  • Broadband Terahertz Gas Spectroscopy Through Multimode Self-Mixing in a Quantum Cascade Laser

    Pages 35-44

    Han, Y. J. (et al.)

  • Crucial Aspects of the Device Processing of Quantum Cascade Lasers

    Pages 45-60

    Szerling, A. (et al.)

  • Broadband Gas QEPAS Detection Exploiting a Monolithic DFB-QCL Array

    Pages 61-70

    Giglio, Marilena (et al.)

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Hardcover $179.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Terahertz (THz), Mid Infrared (MIR) and Near Infrared (NIR) Technologies for Protection of Critical Infrastructures Against Explosives and CBRN
Editors
  • Mauro Pereira
  • Apostolos Apostolakis
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-2082-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-2082-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-2081-4
Series ISSN
1874-6500
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 285
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations, 105 illustrations in colour
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