Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
20 - 24 April 2015
Conference 9483
Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems IX: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense
Wednesday - Thursday 22 - 23 April 2015
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Abstract Due:
6 October 2014

Author Notification:
15 December 2014

Manuscript Due Date:
23 March 2015

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BEST PAPER AWARDS: The Conference Chairs and Program Committee would like to recognize pioneers in the field with a Best Paper Award. Two candidates will be selected: one winner for the Best Paper Award ($1,000 USD) and a Runner-up ($500 USD). This award is open to all authors who present in this conference. Please see the Best Paper Awards page for complete award eligibility requirements.
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Session 1:
Novel Concepts I
Wednesday 22 April 2015
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 329
Terahertz isolator based on nonreciprocal magneto-metasurface (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-1
Author(s): Sai Chen, Fei Fan, Pengfei Wu, Nankai Univ. (China); Bo Liu, Shengjiang Chang, Key Lab. of Optical Information Science and Technology (China)
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Enhancement of THz signal intensity by plasmonic monopole nanoantenna (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-2
Author(s): Ekmel Özbay, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey)
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GaN-based terahertz quantum cascade lasers (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-39
Author(s): Wataru Terashima, Hideki Hirayama, RIKEN (Japan)
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Study on gas molecule adsorption-desorption dynamics on graphene using terahertz emission spectroscopy (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-4
Author(s): Iwao Kawayama, Osaka Univ. (Japan); Saikat Talapatra, Southern Illinois Univ.-Carbondale (United States); Robert Vajtai, Pulickel Madhavapanicker Ajayan, Junichiro Kono, Rice Univ. (United States); Tonouchi Masayoshi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
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Dedicated Exhibition Time and Lunch Break
Wednesday 22 April 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Enjoy Wednesday morning coffee break with a complimentary continental breakfast while walking the exhibition floor and connecting with reps from the largest prime contractors, key suppliers, and dynamic startups. Meet with vendors showcasing their newest products and cutting-edge technologies in optics, photonics, sensing, and imaging. Various food outlets are also located in the DSS Expo Hall and will be open for lunch during Exhibition Hours.
Session 2:
THz Sources I
Wednesday 22 April 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 329
Terahertz metamaterials for modulation and detection (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-5
Author(s): Sameer Sonkusale, Pramod Singh, Saroj Rout, Guoqing Fu, Wangren Xu, Tufts Univ. (United States)
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Terahertz-wave detector modules implementing zero-biased InGaAsp Schottky-barrier diodes (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-6
Author(s): Hiroshi Ito, Kitasato Univ. (Japan)
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THz-wave parametric amplifier using LiNbO3 crystal (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-7
Author(s): Kodo Kawase, Nagoya Univ. (Japan), RIKEN (Japan); Kosuke Murate, Kazuki Imayama, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Shin'ichiro Hayashi, RIKEN (Japan)
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Terahertz oscillators and receivers using electron devices for high-capacity wireless communication (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-8
Author(s): Safumi Suzuki, Masahiro Asada, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Session 3:
Keynote Session
Wednesday 22 April 2015
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 329
Recent advances in room temperature THz emitter based on DFG at CQD/NU (Keynote Presentation)
Paper 9483-9
Author(s): Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
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Session 4:
THz Sources II
Wednesday 22 April 2015
4:30 PM - 6:10 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 329
Compact THz receivers (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-10
Author(s): Thomas W. Crowe, Eric W. Bryerton, Jeffrey L. Hesler, Virginia Diodes, Inc. (United States)
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Chip scale polarization rotator on SOI for mid-IR: design and analysis (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-3
Author(s): B. M. A. Rahman, City Univ. London (United Kingdom); Ajanta Barh, Ravi K. Varshney, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India); Bishnu P. Pal, Mahindra Ecole Centrale (India)
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Radar system components to detect small and fast objects
Paper 9483-11
Author(s): Axel Hülsmann, Christian Zech, Mathias Klenner, Axel Tessmann, Arnulf Leuther, Michael Schlechtweg, Oliver Ambacher, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Festkörperphysik (Germany)
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Optical simulation of terahertz antenna using finite difference time domain method
Paper 9483-12
Author(s): Chao Zhang, Zoran Ninkov, Gregory J. Fertig, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States); Andrew P. Sacco, J. Daniel Newman, Kenneth D. Fourspring, Exelis Geospatial Systems (United States); Paul P. K. Lee, IEEE (United States); Zeljko Ignjatovic, Judith L. Pipher, Craig W. McMurtry, Jagannath Dayalu, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
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Thursday 23 April Show All Abstracts
Session 5:
Advanced Materials and Devices
Thursday 23 April 2015
8:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 329
  • Session Chair:
  • Weili Zhang, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
Metasurface induced terahertz transparency and absorption (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-13
Author(s): Weili Zhang, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
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Optical parameters of ZnMgO/ZnO core-shell structures in THz regime
Paper 9483-14
Author(s): Anas Mazady, Abdiel Rivera, Kiarash Ahi, Mehdi Anwar, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
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Tuning of terahertz metamaterials' resonances via near field coupling (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-15
Author(s): Abul K. Azad, Ctr. for Integrated Nanotechnologies (United States)
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Phase characteristics of subwavelength antenna elements for efficient design of terahertz frequency and millimeter-wavelength metasurfaces
Paper 9483-16
Author(s): Richard J. Williams, Andrew J. Gatesman, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States); William E. Nixon, National Ground Intelligence Ctr. (United States)
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Sub-THz materials measurements based on low loss corrugated waveguides (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-33
Author(s): Emile de Rijk, Alessandro Macor, SWISSto12 SA (Switzerland)
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Session 6:
Novel Concepts II
Thursday 23 April 2015
10:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 329
Extreme THz nonlinearities: high-harmonic generation, dynamical Bloch oscillations and interband Zener tunneling in bulk semiconductors (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-17
Author(s): Christoph Lange, Olaf Schubert, Matthias Hohenleutner, Fabian Langer, Univ. Regensburg (Germany); Benedikt Urbanek, Univ. of Regensburg (Germany); Ulrich Huttner, Daniel Golde, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany); Torsten Meier, Univ. Paderborn (Germany); Mackillo Kira, Stephan W. Koch, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany); Rupert Huber, Univ. Regensburg (Germany)
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A review on THz characterization of electronic components and a comparison of THz imaging characterization with other techniques (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-18
Author(s): Kiarash Ahi, Navid Asadizanjani, Sina Shahbazmohamadi, Mark Tehranipoor, Mehdi Anwar, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
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Solid-state THz sources with higher power (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-19
Author(s): Thomas W. Crowe, Steven A. Retzloff, Jeffrey L. Hesler, Virginia Diodes, Inc. (United States)
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Lunch Break and Exhibition Time 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM
Session 7:
THz Spectroscopy
Thursday 23 April 2015
1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 329
Nonlinear optical frequency up-conversion broadening terahertz horizons in sensitive detection (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-20
Author(s): Kouji Nawata, Shin'ichiro Hayashi, Hiroaki Minamide, RIKEN (Japan)
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Laminated materials characterization by terahertz kinetics spectroscopy
Paper 9483-21
Author(s): Anis Rahman, Aunik K. Rahman, Applied Research & Photonics, Inc. (United States)
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Experimental determination of terahertz atmospheric absorption parameters
Paper 9483-22
Author(s): David M. Slocum, Thomas M. Goyette, Robert H. Giles, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States); William E. Nixon, National Ground Intelligence Ctr. (United States)
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Possibility of the detection and identification of substance at long distance using the noisy reflected THz pulse under real conditions
Paper 9483-23
Author(s): Vyacheslav A. Trofimov, Svetlana A. Varentsova, Vladislav V. Trofimov, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
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THz magneto-photoresponse spectroscopy of HgTe based quantum well (gapped Dirac type electronic dispersion)
Paper 9483-24
Author(s): Mehdi Pakmehr, Univ. at Buffalo (United States); Christoph Bruene, Laurens W. Molenkamp, Julius-Maximilians-Univ. Würzburg (Germany); Bruce D. McCombe, Univ. at Buffalo (United States)
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Session 8:
THz Imaging
Thursday 23 April 2015
3:50 PM - 5:40 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 329
Room temperature terahertz detectors and their applications (Invited Paper)
Paper 9483-25
Author(s): Jian Chen, Xuecou Tu, Lin Kang, Biaobing Jin, Peiheng Wu, Nanjing Univ. (China)
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Performances of THz cameras with enhanced sensitivity in sub-terahertz region
Paper 9483-26
Author(s): Naoki Oda, Tsutomu Ishi, Seiji Kurashina, Takayuki Sudou, Takao Morimoto, Masaru Miyoshi, Kohei Doi, Hideki Goto, Tokuhito Sasaki, NEC Corp. (Japan); Goro Isoyama, Ryukou Kato, Akinori Irizawa, Keigo Kawase, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (Japan)
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MCT as sub-terahertz and infrared detector
Paper 9483-27
Author(s): Fiodor F. Sizov, Vyacheslav V. Zabudsky, V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine); Sergey A. Dvoretsky, A.V. Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Russian Federation); Vladimir A. Petryiakov, Aleksandr G. Golenkov, Katerina V. Andreyeva, Zinoviia F. Tsybrii, Anna V. Shevchik-Shekera, V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine); Ernesto Dieguez, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
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Robust identification of concealed dangerous substances using THz imaging spectroscopy
Paper 9483-29
Author(s): Arthur D. van Rheenen, Magnus W. Haakestad, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway); Helle E. Nystad, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology (Norway)
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Dark field THz camera imaging measurements, 200 GHz to 400 GHz
Paper 9483-30
Author(s): Andrew P. Sacco, J. Daniel Newman, Exelis Geospatial Systems (United States); Paul P. K. Lee, Univ. of Rochester (United States); Kenneth D. Fourspring, John H. Osborn, Robert D. Fiete, Exelis Geospatial Systems (United States); Mark F. Bocko, Zeljko Ignjatovic, Judith L. Pipher, Craig W. McMurtry, Xi-Cheng Zhang, Jagannath Dayalu, Univ. of Rochester (United States); Katherine Seery, Chao Zhang, Zoran Ninkov, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
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Session PThu:
Interactive Poster Session: Thursday Evening
Thursday 23 April 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Level 200 Mezzanine

All symposium attendees – You are invited to attend the evening Interactive Poster Session to view the high-quality posters and engage the authors in discussion. Enjoy light refreshments while networking with colleagues in your field. Authors may set up their posters between 7:30 am and 12:00 noon the day of their poster session. Special daytime previewing prior to the session from 12:00 noon to 4:30 pm. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to access Level 200, Mezzanine to view the posters.

Posters that are not set up by the 5:00 pm cut-off time will be considered no-shows, and their manuscripts may not be published. Poster authors should accompany their posters from 6:00 to 7:30 pm to answer questions from attendees. All posters and other materials must be removed no later than 8:00 pm. Any posters or materials left behind at the close of the poster session will be considered unwanted and will be discarded. SPIE assumes no responsibility for posters left up after the end of each poster session.
Inspection of mechanical and electrical properties of silicon wafers using terahertz tomography and spectroscopy
Paper 9483-31
Author(s): Thomas Arnold, Wolfgang Mühleisen, Johannes Schicker, Christina Hirschl, Raimund Leitner, Carinthian Tech Research AG (Austria)
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Variation of ZnMgO properties upon growth technique in THz spectrum
Paper 9483-32
Author(s): Abdiel Rivera, Anas Mazady, Kiarash Ahi, Mehdi Anwar, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
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