Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging Sensing and Communications

Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging  Sensing and Communications
Author: D Saeedkia
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2013-01-16
ISBN 10: 0857096494
ISBN 13: 9780857096494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging Sensing and Communications Book Review:

The recent development of easy-to-use sources and detectors of terahertz radiation has enabled growth in applications of terahertz (Thz) imaging and sensing. This vastly adaptable technology offers great potential across a wide range of areas, and the Handbook of terahertz technology for imaging, sensing and communications explores the fundamental principles, important developments and key applications emerging in this exciting field. Part one provides an authoritative introduction to the fundamentals of terahertz technology for imaging, sensing and communications. The generation, detection and emission of waves are discussed alongside fundamental aspects of surface plasmon polaritons, terahertz near-field imaging and sensing, room temperature terahertz detectors and terahertz wireless communications. Part two goes on to discuss recent progress and such novel techniques in terahertz technology as terahertz bio-sensing, array imagers, and resonant field enhancement of terahertz waves. Fiber-coupled time-domain spectroscopy systems (THz-TDS), terahertz photomixer systems, terahertz nanotechnology, frequency metrology and semiconductor material development for terahertz applications are all reviewed. Finally, applications of terahertz technology are explored in part three, including applications in tomographic imaging and material spectroscopy, art conservation, and the aerospace, wood products, semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, the Handbook of terahertz technology for imaging, sensing and communications is an authoritative guide to the field for laser engineers, manufacturers of sensing devices and imaging equipment, security companies, the military, professionals working in process monitoring, and academics interested in this field. Examines techniques for the generation and detection of terahertz waves Discusses material development for terahertz applications Explores applications in tomographic imaging, art conservation and the pharmaceutical and aerospace industries

Handbook of Terahertz Technologies

Handbook of Terahertz Technologies
Author: Ho-Jin Song,Tadao Nagatsuma
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2015-04-15
ISBN 10: 9814613096
ISBN 13: 9789814613095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Terahertz Technologies Book Review:

Terahertz waves, which lie in the frequency range of 0.1–10 THz, have long been investigated in a few limited fields, such as astronomy, because of a lack of devices for their generation and detection. Several technical breakthroughs made over the last couple of decades now allow us to radiate and detect terahertz waves more easily, which has triggered the search for new uses of terahertz waves in many fields, such as bioscience, security, and information and communications technology. The book covers some of the technical breakthroughs in terms of device technologies. It discusses not only the theoretical details and typical features of the technology described, but also some issues and challenges related to it. In addition, it is shown what can actually be done with the terahertz-wave technologies by introducing several successful demonstrations, such as wireless communications, industrial uses, remote sensing, chemical analysis, and 2D/3D imaging.

Advances in Imaging and Sensing

Advances in Imaging and Sensing
Author: Shuo Tang,Daryoosh Saeedkia
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2016-10-26
ISBN 10: 1315354101
ISBN 13: 9781315354101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Imaging and Sensing Book Review:

This introductory, yet in-depth, book explains the physical principles of electronic imaging and sensing and provides the reader with the information necessary to understand the design, operation, and practical applications of contemporary electronic imaging and sensing systems. The text has strong practical focus and contains examples of biomedical applications of optical electronic imaging and sensing. Each chapter draws upon the authors’ extensive research, teaching, and industrial experience and provides a useful resource for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a convenient reference for scientists and engineers working in the field of electronic imaging and sensing.

THz Technology Applied to Cultural Heritage in Practice

THz Technology Applied to Cultural Heritage in Practice
Author: Kaori Fukunaga
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-07-04
ISBN 10: 4431558853
ISBN 13: 9784431558859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THz Technology Applied to Cultural Heritage in Practice Book Review:

This book describes the current, concrete status of terahertz (THz) technology applied to scientific diagnoses of cultural heritage objects for conservation planning as well as for historical interest. It is unlike other THz-related scientific books in optics series, which only describe technologies and the physics behind them. A new method utilizing THz technology is introduced, which will help conservators and historians to analyse art objects at their museums. By using pulse echoes, THz imaging can noninvasively show internal structures such as layers in paintings and internal defects or additional pieces in objects. The biggest advantage of THz technology in heritage science is that THz waves can reveal the condition of preparation layers and supports of paintings that cannot be observed by other nondestructive testing methods, such as infrared (IR) or X-ray radiography. The condition of supports and preparation layers determine the lifetime of the paintings, so that their condition is the key factor for conservation planning. The comparison with existing classic methods for scientific analyses is extremely important in the context of introducing new technologies in any research field, since most conservators and heritage scientists have their own protocols for classic methods. This book compares THz results not only with visible cross sections obtained using destructive methods, but also mid-IR, near IR, UV, X-ray, and nuclear magnetic resonance(NMR), which are considered to be nondestructive methods. The book suggests future work that can be done by THz specialists, especially concerning the development of THz cameras, and by engineers and scientists in other fields, such as signal processing and chemistry, as well as by conservators.

Infrared and Terahertz Detectors Third Edition

Infrared and Terahertz Detectors  Third Edition
Author: Antoni Rogalski
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1044
Release: 2019-01-10
ISBN 10: 1351984764
ISBN 13: 9781351984768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrared and Terahertz Detectors Third Edition Book Review:

This new edition of Infrared and Terahertz Detectors provides a comprehensive overview of infrared and terahertz detector technology, from fundamental science to materials and fabrication techniques. It contains a complete overhaul of the contents including several new chapters and a new section on terahertz detectors and systems. It includes a new tutorial introduction to technical aspects that are fundamental for basic understanding. The other dedicated sections focus on thermal detectors, photon detectors, and focal plane arrays.

Terahertz Technology

Terahertz Technology
Author: Ali Rostami,Hassan Rasooli,Hamed Baghban
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2010-11-25
ISBN 10: 9783642157936
ISBN 13: 3642157939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terahertz Technology Book Review:

The book presents information about Terahertz science, Terahertz photodetectors and Terahertz Lasers. A special emphasis is given to room temperature operation of long wavelength photodetectors based on novel quantum dots (Centered Defect Spherical Quantum Dots). Moreover, a complete analysis of systems based on Quantum Cascade structures to detect far infrared wavelengths is provided. Finally, the book presents Terahertz laser principles considering multi-color lasers in this range of wavelengths. Written as a background for graduate students in the Optics field.

Field Guide to Terahertz Sources Detectors and Optics

Field Guide to Terahertz Sources  Detectors  and Optics
Author: Créidhe M. M. O'Sullivan,J. Anthony Murphy
Publsiher: SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780819491671
ISBN 13: 0819491675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Guide to Terahertz Sources Detectors and Optics Book Review:

The region of the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and infrared radiation has come to be known as the THz gap, mainly due to the lack of readily available laboratory sources and detectors. Potential applications, however, particularly in medicine, security, and communications, have led to increased activity by the mainstream physics and engineering community in recent years. The primary objective of this Field Guide to Terahertz Sources, Detectors, and Optics is to provide the reader with a concise description of the quasi-optical techniques used to design THz systems, as well as the basic principles of operation of the most common THz components in use today.

Terahertz Techniques

Terahertz Techniques
Author: Erik Bründermann,Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers,Maurice FitzGerald Kimmitt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2012-04-18
ISBN 10: 3642025927
ISBN 13: 9783642025921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terahertz Techniques Book Review:

Research and development in the terahertz portion of the electromagnetic spectrum has expanded very rapidly during the past fifteen years due to major advances in sources, detectors and instrumentation. Many scientists and engineers are entering the field and this volume offers a comprehensive and integrated treatment of all aspects of terahertz technology. The three authors, who have been active researchers in this region over a number of years, have designed Terahertz Techniques to be both a general introduction to the subject and a definitive reference resource for all those involved in this exciting research area.

Handbook of Laser Welding Technologies

Handbook of Laser Welding Technologies
Author: S Katayama
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 654
Release: 2013-06-30
ISBN 10: 0857098772
ISBN 13: 9780857098771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Laser Welding Technologies Book Review:

Laser welding is a rapidly developing and versatile technology which has found increasing applications in industry and manufacturing. It allows the precision welding of small and hard-to-reach areas, and is particularly suitable for operation under computer or robotic control. The Handbook of laser welding technologies reviews the latest developments in the field and how they can be used across a variety of applications. Part one provides an introduction to the fundamentals of laser welding before moving on to explore developments in established technologies including CO2 laser welding, disk laser welding and laser micro welding technology. Part two highlights laser welding technologies for various materials including aluminium and titanium alloys, plastics and glass. Part three focuses on developments in emerging laser welding technologies with chapters on the applications of robotics in laser welding and developments in the modelling and simulation of laser and hybrid laser welding. Finally, part four explores the applications of laser welding in the automotive, railway and shipbuilding industries. The Handbook of laser welding technologies is a technical resource for researchers and engineers using laser welding technologies, professionals requiring an understanding of laser welding techniques and academics interested in the field. Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of laser welding including characteristics, welding defects and evolution of laser welding Discusses developments in a number of techniques including disk, conduction and laser micro welding Focusses on technologies for particular materials such as light metal alloys, plastics and glass

Handbook of Modern Sensors

Handbook of Modern Sensors
Author: Jacob Fraden
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2006-04-29
ISBN 10: 0387216049
ISBN 13: 9780387216041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Modern Sensors Book Review:

Seven years have passed since the publication of the previous edition of this book. During that time, sensor technologies have made a remarkable leap forward. The sensitivity of the sensors became higher, the dimensions became smaller, the sel- tivity became better, and the prices became lower. What have not changed are the fundamental principles of the sensor design. They are still governed by the laws of Nature. Arguably one of the greatest geniuses who ever lived, Leonardo Da Vinci, had his own peculiar way of praying. He was saying, “Oh Lord, thanks for Thou do not violate your own laws. ” It is comforting indeed that the laws of Nature do not change as time goes by; it is just our appreciation of them that is being re?ned. Thus, this new edition examines the same good old laws of Nature that are employed in the designs of various sensors. This has not changed much since the previous edition. Yet, the sections that describe the practical designs are revised substantially. Recent ideas and developments have been added, and less important and nonessential designs were dropped. Probably the most dramatic recent progress in the sensor technologies relates to wide use of MEMS and MEOMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems and micro-electro-opto-mechanical systems). These are examined in this new edition with greater detail. This book is about devices commonly called sensors. The invention of a - croprocessor has brought highly sophisticated instruments into our everyday lives.

Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems Volume III Applications of Reflectors

Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems Volume III  Applications of Reflectors
Author: Sudhakar Rao,Lotfollah Shafai ,Satish K. Sharma
Publsiher: Artech House
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN 10: 1608075192
ISBN 13: 9781608075195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems Volume III Applications of Reflectors Book Review:

This is the first truly comprehensive and most up-to-date handbook available on modern reflector antennas and feed sources for diversified space and ground applications. There has never been such an all-encompassing reflector handbook in print, and no currently available title offers coverage of such recent research developments. The Handbook consists of three volumes. Volume III focuses on the range of reflector antenna applications, including space, terrestrial, and radar. The intent of this book volume is to provide practical applications and design information on reflector antennas used for several communications systems. This book covers recent developments of reflector antennas used for satellite communications, terrestrial communications, and remote sensing applications. New subjects are introduced for the first time, including satellite antennas, Terahertz antennas, PIM, multipaction, corona, deployable mesh reflector antennas, and mechanical aspects of reflector antennas. In addition, this book contains a separate topic on integrated feed assembly for reflector antennas covering analysis, design, fabrication, and test.

Springer Handbook of Electronic and Photonic Materials

Springer Handbook of Electronic and Photonic Materials
Author: Safa Kasap,Peter Capper
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1536
Release: 2017-10-04
ISBN 10: 331948933X
ISBN 13: 9783319489339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Springer Handbook of Electronic and Photonic Materials Book Review:

The second, updated edition of this essential reference book provides a wealth of detail on a wide range of electronic and photonic materials, starting from fundamentals and building up to advanced topics and applications. Its extensive coverage, with clear illustrations and applications, carefully selected chapter sequencing and logical flow, makes it very different from other electronic materials handbooks. It has been written by professionals in the field and instructors who teach the subject at a university or in corporate laboratories. The Springer Handbook of Electronic and Photonic Materials, second edition, includes practical applications used as examples, details of experimental techniques, useful tables that summarize equations, and, most importantly, properties of various materials, as well as an extensive glossary. Along with significant updates to the content and the references, the second edition includes a number of new chapters such as those covering novel materials and selected applications. This handbook is a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers and practicing professionals working in the area of electronic, optoelectronic and photonic materials.

Terahertz Sensing Technology

Terahertz Sensing Technology
Author: William R. Loerop,Dwight L. Woolard,Michael Shur
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9789812796660
ISBN 13: 9812796665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terahertz Sensing Technology Book Review:

The last research frontier in high frequency electronics lies in the so-called terahertz (or submillimeter wave) regime, between the traditional microwave and the infrared domains. Significant scientific and technical challenges within the terahertz (THz) frequency regime have recently motivated an array of new research activities. During the last few years, major research programs have emerged that are focused on advancing the state of the art in THz frequency electronic technology and on investigating novel applications of THz frequency sensing. This book provides a detailed review of the new THz frequency technological developments that are emerging across a wide spectrum of sensing and technology areas. Volume II presents cutting edge results in two primary areas: (1) research that is attempting to establish THz-frequency sensing as a new characterization tool for chemical, biological and semiconductor materials, and (2) theoretical and experimental efforts to define new device concepts within the OC THz gapOCO. Contents: THz-Frequency Spectroscopic Sensing of DNA and Related Biological Materials (T Globus et al.); Spectroscopy with Electronic Terahertz Techniques for Chemical and Biological Sensing (M K Choi et al.); Terahertz Applications to Biomolecular Sensing (A G Markelz & S E Whitmire); Characteristics of Nano-Scale Composites at THz and IR Spectral Regions (J F Federici & H Grebel); Fundamentals of Terrestrial Millimeter-Wave and THz Remote Sensing (E R Brown); Terahertz Emission Using Quantum Dots and Microcavities (G S Solomon et al.); Terahertz Transport in Semiconductor Quantum Structures (S J Allen & J S Scott); Advanced Theory of Instability in Tunneling Nanostructures (D L Woolard et al.); Wigner Function Simulations of Quantum DeviceOCoCircuits Interactions (H L Grubin & R C Buggeln); Continuous-Wave Terahertz Spectroscopy of Plasmas and Biomolecules (D F Plusquellic et al.). Readership: Undergraduates, graduate students, academics and researchers in engineering and science."

Energy Efficient Computing Electronics

Energy Efficient Computing   Electronics
Author: Santosh K. Kurinec,Sumeet Walia
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN 10: 1351779869
ISBN 13: 9781351779869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Efficient Computing Electronics Book Review:

In our abundant computing infrastructure, performance improvements across most all application spaces are now severely limited by the energy dissipation involved in processing, storing, and moving data. The exponential increase in the volume of data to be handled by our computational infrastructure is driven in large part by unstructured data from countless sources. This book explores revolutionary device concepts, associated circuits, and architectures that will greatly extend the practical engineering limits of energy-efficient computation from device to circuit to system level. With chapters written by international experts in their corresponding field, the text investigates new approaches to lower energy requirements in computing. Features • Has a comprehensive coverage of various technologies • Written by international experts in their corresponding field • Covers revolutionary concepts at the device, circuit, and system levels

Laser Radar

Laser Radar
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Review of Advancements in Active Electro-Optical Systems to Avoid Technological Surprise Adverse to U.S. National Security
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN 10: 0309302196
ISBN 13: 9780309302197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laser Radar Book Review:

In today's world, the range of technologies with the potential to threaten the security of U.S. military forces is extremely broad. These include developments in explosive materials, sensors, control systems, robotics, satellite systems, and computing power, to name just a few. Such technologies have not only enhanced the capabilities of U.S. military forces, but also offer enhanced offensive capabilities to potential adversaries - either directly through the development of more sophisticated weapons, or more indirectly through opportunities for interrupting the function of defensive U.S. military systems. Passive and active electro-optical (EO) sensing technologies are prime examples. Laser Radar considers the potential of active EO technologies to create surprise; i.e., systems that use a source of visible or infrared light to interrogate a target in combination with sensitive detectors and processors to analyze the returned light. The addition of an interrogating light source to the system adds rich new phenomenologies that enable new capabilities to be explored. This report evaluates the fundamental, physical limits to active EO sensor technologies with potential military utility; identifies key technologies that may help overcome the impediments within a 5-10 year timeframe; considers the pros and cons of implementing each existing or emerging technology; and evaluates the potential uses of active EO sensing technologies, including 3D mapping and multi-discriminate laser radar technologies.

Advances in Optoelectronic Technology and Industry Development

Advances in Optoelectronic Technology and Industry Development
Author: Gin Jose,Mário Ferreira
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN 10: 100073109X
ISBN 13: 9781000731095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Optoelectronic Technology and Industry Development Book Review:

This book presents recent and important developments in the field of Photonics and Optoelectronics, with a particular focus on Laser Technology, Optical Communications, Optoelectronic Devices and Image Processing. At present, Photonics and Optoelectronics Technologies are pivotal to the future of laser, displays, sensors and communication technologies, and currently being developed at an extraordinary rate. This book details the theories underlying the mechanisms involved in the relevant Photonics and Optoelectronics. Devices such as laser diodes, photodetectors, and integrated optoelectronic circuits are investigated. The reviews by leading experts are of interest to researchers and engineers as well as advanced students.

Terahertz Spectroscopy

Terahertz Spectroscopy
Author: Jamal Uddin
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-03-13
ISBN 10: 9535130315
ISBN 13: 9789535130314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terahertz Spectroscopy Book Review:

The terahertz regime of the electromagnetic spectrum was largely unexplored due to the lack of technology needed to generate and detect the radiation. However, in the last couple of decades, there has been a dramatic increase in tools needed to harness the radiation. This remarkable progress made in the development of terahertz sources, components, and detectors has resulted in an ever-increasing inquisitiveness of the applications of terahertz technology in a wide range of fields including medicine, pharmaceuticals, security, sensing, and quality assurance. This book, Terahertz Spectroscopy - A Cutting Edge Technology, presents an overview of the recent advances in terahertz technology and their application in a vast array of fields. The scientists and students are encouraged to read and share the content of this volume. The book also provides a good starting point for researchers who are new to the terahertz regime. The various chapters of the book have been written by renowned scientists in different parts of the world who are at the forefront of terahertz research fields. It is our (InTech publisher, editor, and authors) hope that this book will enhance knowledge and stimulate more interest and future research in terahertz technology.

Harnessing Light

Harnessing Light
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Committee on Optical Science and Engineering
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1998-09-25
ISBN 10: 0309059917
ISBN 13: 9780309059916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harnessing Light Book Review:

Optical science and engineering affect almost every aspect of our lives. Millions of miles of optical fiber carry voice and data signals around the world. Lasers are used in surgery of the retina, kidneys, and heart. New high-efficiency light sources promise dramatic reductions in electricity consumption. Night-vision equipment and satellite surveillance are changing how wars are fought. Industry uses optical methods in everything from the production of computer chips to the construction of tunnels. Harnessing Light surveys this multitude of applications, as well as the status of the optics industry and of research and education in optics, and identifies actions that could enhance the field's contributions to society and facilitate its continued technical development.

Fiber Optic Sensors

Fiber Optic Sensors
Author: Ignacio R. Matias,Satoshi Ikezawa,Jesus Corres
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 3319426257
ISBN 13: 9783319426259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiber Optic Sensors Book Review:

This book describes important recent developments in fiber optic sensor technology and examines established and emerging applications in a broad range of fields and markets, including power engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, and environmental monitoring. Particular attention is devoted to niche applications where fiber optic sensors are or soon will be able to compete with conventional approaches. Beyond novel methods for the sensing of traditional parameters such as strain, temperature, and pressure, a variety of new ideas and concepts are proposed and explored. The significance of the advent of extended infrared sensors is discussed, and individual chapters focus on sensing at THz frequencies and optical sensing based on photonic crystal structures. Another important topic is the resonances generated when using thin films in conjunction with optical fibers, and the enormous potential of sensors based on lossy mode resonances, surface plasmon resonances, and long-range surface exciton polaritons. Detailed attention is also paid to fiber Bragg grating sensors and multimode interference sensors. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the subject under discussion.

Applications of Metamaterials

Applications of Metamaterials
Author: Filippo Capolino
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 762
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1420054244
ISBN 13: 9781420054248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Metamaterials Book Review:

This book uses the first volume’s exploration of theory, basic properties, and modeling topics to develop readers’ understanding of applications and devices that are based on artificial materials. It explores a wide range of applications in fields including electronics, telecommunications, sensing, medical instrumentation, and data storage. The text also includes a practical user’s guide and explores key areas in which artificial materials have developed. It includes experts’ perspectives on current and future applications of metamaterials, to present a well-rounded view on state-of-the-art technologies.