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THz imaging: fundamentals and biological applications
Author(s): Martin Koch
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Paper Abstract

In the beginning of this article we briefly outline the working principle of terahertz imaging. This relatively new technique is based on THz time-domain spectroscopy and has the potential to lead to the first portable far-IR imaging spectrometer. For such a spectrometer many applications can be foreseen in the fields of biology, medicine, chemistry and material science. Here we present two biological applications. First we show that THz-imaging is an ideal tool for dendrochronology as it allows us to obtain density profiles of wood specimen. Secondly, we monitor water take up in plants after plant water stress.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3828, Terahertz Spectroscopy and Applications II, (9 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.361035
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Martin Koch, Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3828:
Terahertz Spectroscopy and Applications II
J. Martyn Chamberlain, Editor(s)

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