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Real-time terahertz imaging using a 1.63-THz optically pumped terahertz laser and a pyroelectric camera
Author(s): Shuangchen Ruan; Jun Yang; Min Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Real-time terahertz imaging is demonstrated using a 1.63 THz (184.31μm) optically-pumped terahertz laser (Coherent Sifir-50 FPL) and a 124×124 element room-temperature pyroelectric camera (Pyrocam III). Transmission-mode THz images are presented with samples hidden in various wrapping materials. Experimental results show that this THz imaging system has the potential for the application in real-time mail inspection and non-destructive inspection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7126, 28th International Congress on High-Speed Imaging and Photonics, 71261U (10 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.819831
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Shuangchen Ruan, Shenzhen Univ. (China)
Jun Yang, Shenzhen Univ. (China)
Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (China)
Min Zhang, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7126:
28th International Congress on High-Speed Imaging and Photonics
Harald Kleine; Martha Patricia Butron Guillen, Editor(s)

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