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.

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.

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

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 Smart Textiles

Handbook of Smart Textiles
Author: Xiaoming Tao
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 910
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN 10: 9789814451444
ISBN 13: 9814451444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Smart Textiles Book Review:

The “Handbook of Smart Textiles” aims to provide a comprehensive overview in the field of smart textile describing the state of the art in the research sector as well as the well-established techniques applied in industries. The handbook is planned to cover from fundamental theories, experimental techniques, characterization methods, as well as real applications with successful commercialized examples. The book is structured in a way in which it is appropriate for graduate students, PhD candidates, and professionals in diverse scientific and engineering communities devoted to relevant fields, including textile engineering, chemistry, bioengineering, material engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering. The book will also provide a solid reference for industrial players who look for innovative technologies as well as environmental, safety concerns for the development of smart textile related products.

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.

Underground Sensing

Underground Sensing
Author: Sibel Pamukcu,Liang Cheng
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN 10: 0128031549
ISBN 13: 9780128031544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underground Sensing Book Review:

Underground Sensing: Monitoring and Hazard Detection for Environment and Infrastructure brings the target audience the technical and practical knowledge of existing technologies of subsurface sensing and monitoring based on a classification of their functionality. In addition, the book introduces emerging technologies and applications of sensing for environmental and geo-hazards in subsurface – focusing on sensing platforms that can enable fully distributed global measurements. Finally, users will find a comprehensive exploration of the future of underground sensing that can meet demands for preemptive and sustainable response to underground hazards. New concepts and paradigms based on passively powered and/or on-demand activated, embeddable sensor platforms are presented to bridge the gap between real-time monitoring and global measurements. Presents a one-stop-shop reference for underground sensing and monitoring needs that saves valuable research time Provides application cases for all technologies that are covered and described in detail Includes full, four color images of equipment and applications Designed to cover a wide variety of underground sensors, from agriculture to geohazards

Nano Structures for Optics and Photonics

Nano Structures for Optics and Photonics
Author: Baldassare Di Bartolo,John Collins,Luciano Silvestri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2014-10-06
ISBN 10: 9401791333
ISBN 13: 9789401791335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nano Structures for Optics and Photonics Book Review:

The contributions in this volume were presented at a NATO Advanced Study Institute held in Erice, Italy, 4-19 July 2013. Many aspects of important research into nanophotonics, plasmonics, semiconductor materials and devices, instrumentation for bio sensing to name just a few, are covered in depth in this volume. The growing connection between optics and electronics, due to the increasing important role plaid by semiconductor materials and devices, find their expression in the term photonics, which also reflects the importance of the photon aspect of light in the description of the performance of several optical systems. Nano-structures have unique capabilities that allow the enhanced performance of processes of interest in optical and photonic devices. In particular these structures permit the nanoscale manipulation of photons, electrons and atoms; they represent a very hot topic of research and are relevant to many devices and applications. The various subjects bridge over the disciplines of physics, biology and chemistry, making this volume of interest to people working in these fields. The emphasis is on the principles behind each technique and on examining the full potential of each technique.

Handbook of Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation

Handbook of Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation
Author: Nathan Ida,Norbert Meyendorf
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1626
Release: 2019-07-29
ISBN 10: 9783319265520
ISBN 13: 3319265520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation Book Review:

This handbook is a comprehensive source of information on all aspects of non-destructive testing (NDT), for use by professionals, educators, and most of all, by the practitioners of testing. The art of NDT consists of dozens of methods, some classical, and some emerging. As the pace of industrial work and discovery intensifies and materials are utilized to their physical limits, the role of NDT becomes ever more important. As a result, the methods of testing are themselves evolving, and it is the intent of this book to capture this evolution. Handbook of Modern Non-Destructive Testing broadens the scope from traditional books on the subject. In addition to classical, emerging and exotic methods of evaluation, the book will also cover the use of NDT techniques in other fields, such as archaeology or resource exploration. With contributions from experts in all areas of the field, the reader will find balanced coverage of a variety of testing methods, with no bias against or endorsements of any particular method. The book treats many areas in depth, covering all aspects of testing, and will include case studies where appropriate. Additional coverage of statistical methods and their use, as well as simulations‘ role in testing and test design, are included.

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.

Optical Wireless Communications

Optical Wireless Communications
Author: Murat Uysal,Carlo Capsoni,Zabih Ghassemlooy,Anthony Boucouvalas,Eszter Udvary
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN 10: 3319302019
ISBN 13: 9783319302010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optical Wireless Communications Book Review:

This book focuses on optical wireless communications (OWC), an emerging technology with huge potential for the provision of pervasive and reliable next-generation communications networks. It shows how the development of novel and efficient wireless technologies can contribute to a range of transmission links essential for the heterogeneous networks of the future to support various communications services and traffic patterns with ever-increasing demands for higher data-transfer rates. The book starts with a chapter reviewing the OWC field, which explains different sub-technologies (visible-light, ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) communications) and introduces the spectrum of application areas (indoor, vehicular, terrestrial, underwater, intersatellite, deep space, etc.). This provides readers with the necessary background information to understand the specialist material in the main body of the book, which is in four parts. The first of these deals with propagation modelling and channel characterization of OWC channels at different spectral bands and with different applications. The second starts by providing a unified information-theoretic treatment of OWC and then discusses advanced physical-layer methodologies (including, but not limited to: advanced coding, modulation diversity, cooperation and multi-carrier techniques) and the ultimate limitations imposed by practical constraints. On top of the physical layer come the upper-layer protocols and cross-layer designs that are the subject of the third part of the book. The last part of the book features a chapter-by-chapter assessment of selected OWC applications. Optical Wireless Communications is a valuable reference guide for academic researchers and practitioners concerned with the future development of the world’s communication networks. It succinctly but comprehensively presents the latest advances in the field.

Visualizing Chemistry

Visualizing Chemistry
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Committee on Revealing Chemistry through Advanced Chemical Imaging
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780309164634
ISBN 13: 030916463X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visualizing Chemistry Book Review:

Scientists and engineers have long relied on the power of imaging techniques to help see objects invisible to the naked eye, and thus, to advance scientific knowledge. These experts are constantly pushing the limits of technology in pursuit of chemical imaging—the ability to visualize molecular structures and chemical composition in time and space as actual events unfold—from the smallest dimension of a biological system to the widest expanse of a distant galaxy. Chemical imaging has a variety of applications for almost every facet of our daily lives, ranging from medical diagnosis and treatment to the study and design of material properties in new products. In addition to highlighting advances in chemical imaging that could have the greatest impact on critical problems in science and technology, Visualizing Chemistry reviews the current state of chemical imaging technology, identifies promising future developments and their applications, and suggests a research and educational agenda to enable breakthrough improvements.

Space Antenna Handbook

Space Antenna Handbook
Author: William A. Imbriale,Steven Shichang Gao,Luigi Boccia
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN 10: 1119993199
ISBN 13: 9781119993193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Antenna Handbook Book Review:

This book addresses a broad range of topics on antennas for space applications. First, it introduces the fundamental methodologies of space antenna design, modelling and analysis as well as the state-of-the-art and anticipated future technological developments. Each of the topics discussed are specialized and contextualized to the space sector. Furthermore, case studies are also provided to demonstrate the design and implementation of antennas in actual applications. Second, the authors present a detailed review of antenna designs for some popular applications such as satellite communications, space-borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers, science instruments, radio astronomy, small satellites, and deep-space applications. Finally it presents the reader with a comprehensive path from space antenna development basics to specific individual applications. Key Features: Presents a detailed review of antenna designs for applications such as satellite communications, space-borne SAR, GNSS receivers, science instruments, small satellites, radio astronomy, deep-space applications Addresses the space antenna development from different angles, including electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical design strategies required for space qualification Includes numerous case studies to demonstrate how to design and implement antennas in practical scenarios Offers both an introduction for students in the field and an in-depth reference for antenna engineers who develop space antennas This book serves as an excellent reference for researchers, professionals and graduate students in the fields of antennas and propagation, electromagnetics, RF/microwave/millimetrewave systems, satellite communications, radars, satellite remote sensing, satellite navigation and spacecraft system engineering, It also aids engineers technical managers and professionals working on antenna and RF designs. Marketing and business people in satellites, wireless, and electronics area who want to acquire a basic understanding of the technology will also find this book of interest.

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.

Terahertz Spectroscopy

Terahertz Spectroscopy
Author: Susan L. Dexheimer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2007-12-22
ISBN 10: 9781420007701
ISBN 13: 142000770X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terahertz Spectroscopy Book Review:

The development of new sources and methods in the terahertz spectral range has generated intense interest in terahertz spectroscopy and its application in an array of fields. Presenting state-of-the-art terahertz spectroscopic techniques, Terahertz Spectroscopy: Principles and Applications focuses on time-domain methods based on femtosecond laser sources and important recent applications in physics, materials science, chemistry, and biomedicine. The first section of the book examines instrumentation and methods for terahertz spectroscopy. It provides a comprehensive treatment of time-domain terahertz spectroscopic measurements, including methods for the generation and detection of terahertz radiation, methods for determining optical constants from time-domain measurements, and the use of femtosecond time-resolved techniques. The last two sections explore a variety of applications of terahertz spectroscopy in physics, materials science, chemistry, and biomedicine. With chapters contributed by leading experts in academia, industry, and research, this volume thoroughly discusses methods and applications, setting it apart from other recent books in this emerging terahertz field.

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.