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The physics and chemistry of THz sensors and imagers: long-standing applications, new opportunities, and pitfalls
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Paper Abstract

Important applications of the Terahertz/Submillimeter/Nearmillimeter/Millimeter/Far Infrared have been known for many years and a number of scientific laboratory and field instruments that approach fundamental limits have been developed. More recently, a number of 'public' applications for the non-specialist have been heavily promoted. In spite of this, no 'public' application has come to fruition and been widely adopted. With specific examples, we will show that advances in technology and scientific understanding are poised to change this. A particular emphasis will be placed on distinguishing between those opportunities for which there is a clear path to a 'public' application and those for which fundamentally unknown phenomenology or technological breakthroughs will be required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5989, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II, 598911 (4 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.638005
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Frank C. De Lucia, Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Douglas T. Petkie, Wright State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5989:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II
Sean M. Kirkpatrick; David H. Titterton; Roger Appleby; J. Martyn Chamberlain; Razvan Stoian; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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