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Detectors and Sources for THz and IR

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  • 330 Pages
  • May 2020
  • Materials Research Forum
  • ID: 5010848

IR and THz technologies are widely used in security screening and surveillance, astronomy, spectroscopy, biomedicine, food and package inspection, detection of concealed weapons, vision through camouflage, etc. There are increasing demands for the fast transmission of large amounts of data. THz radiation penetrates dielectric materials like plastics, ceramics or cardboard allowing contact-free testing. Medical imaging technologies can provide guidance for surgeons in delimiting the margins of tumors, help clinicians to visualize diseased areas, etc.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction (background)
Chapter 2. Brief history of THz and IR technologies
Chapter 3. Types of detectors and figures of merit
Chapter 4. IR and THz detection principles – direct and coherent detections
Chapter 5. Detectors
Chapter 6. THz and IR sources
Final remarks
Keyword Index
About the Author