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Through container THz sensing: applications for explosives screening
Author(s): David J. Cook; Brian K. Decker; Gami Maislin; Mark G. Allen
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Paper Abstract

The THz spectra of the high explosives, HMX, RDX, PETN, and TNT were measured using the technique of Time Domain THz (TD-THz) spectroscopy, and resonances attributed to phonon bands were observed. The TD-THz methods used to obtain these spectra are described and strategies for improved data collection methods are outlined. Concepts for through container DIfferential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) are outlined and the suitability of TD-THz methods for DIAL sensing is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5354, Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics III, (8 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.525466
Show Author Affiliations
David J. Cook, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Brian K. Decker, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Gami Maislin, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Mark G. Allen, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5354:
Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics III
R. Jennifer Hwu, Editor(s)

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