Physics and Applications of Terahertz Radiation by Matteo PerenzoniPhysics and Applications of Terahertz Radiation by Matteo Perenzoni

Physics and Applications of Terahertz Radiation

byMatteo PerenzoniEditorDouglas J. Paul

Hardcover | October 28, 2013

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This book covers the latest advances in the techniques employed to manage the THz radiation and its potential uses. It has been subdivided in three sections: THz Detectors, THz Sources, Systems and Applications. These three sections will allow the reader to be introduced in a logical way to the physics problems of sensing and generation of the terahertz radiation, the implementation of these devices into systems including other components and finally the exploitation of the equipment for real applications in some different field. All of the sections and chapters can be individually addressed in order to deepen the understanding of a single topic without the need to read the whole book.

The THz Detectors section will address the latest developments in detection devices based on three different physical principles: photodetection, thermal power detection, rectification.

The THz Sources section will describe three completely different generation methods, operating in three separate scales: quantum cascade lasers, free electron lasers and non-linear optical generation.

The Systems and Applications section will take care of introducing many of the aspects needed to move from a device to an equipment perspective: control of terahertz radiation, its use in imaging or in spectroscopy, potential uses in security, and will address also safety issues.

The text book is at a level appropriate to graduate level courses up to researchers in the field who require a reference book covering all aspects of terahertz technology.

Matteo Perenzoni received the Laurea degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Padua, Padua, Italy, in 2002. In 2002, he was with the University of Padua, working on the design of integrated circuit for analog channel decoders. Since January 2004, he has been with the Center for Materials and Microsystems of the Fondazio...
Title:Physics and Applications of Terahertz RadiationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:255 pagesPublished:October 28, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400738366

ISBN - 13:9789400738362


Table of Contents

THz Detectors

1 Quantum Well Photodetectors;Fabrizio Castellano.
1.1 Fundamentals of photoconductors and photodiodes. 1.2 Semiconductor quantum wells. 1.3 Intersubband transitions. 1.4 Transport in multi-quantum-well systems. 1.5 Quantum well detectors. 1.6 Quantum dot detectors.

2 Bolometric Detectors;François Simoens.
2.1 Bolometric detection. 2.2 Cooled THz bolometers. 2.3 Uncooled THz bolometers. 2.4 Conclusions. 2.5 Acknowledgements.

3 Terahertz Plasma Field-Effect Transistors;Wojciech Knap, Dominique Coquillat, Nina Dyakonova, Dmitry But, Taiichi Otsuji and Frederic Teppe.
3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Experiments on THz Emission from Field Effect Transistors. 3.3 Experiments on THz Detection by Field Effect Transistors. 3.4 Detection by double grating gate FETs. 3.5 Summary.

THz Sources.

4 Quantum Cascade Lasers;Douglas Paul.
4.1 Background. 4.2 Quantum wells and quantum mechanical tunneling. 4.3 QCL lasing requirements. 4.4 Gain in quantum cascade lasers. 4.5 Active region designs. 4.6 Waveguide designs and losses. 4.7 Exemplar experimental laser results. 4.8 Future requirements from THz quantum cascade lasers. 4.9 Summary.

5 Relativistic Electrons Based Sources;Andrea Doria.
5.1 The Electron Photon Interaction. 5.2 The Free Electron Laser (FEL) Mechanism. 5.3 Compact FELs. 5.4 The Frascati FEL Facility. 5.5 The Compact Advanced THz Source (CATS).

6 Non-linear Optical Generation;Graeme Malcolm, David A. Walsh, Marc Chateauneuf.
6.1 Intracavity THz generation in OPOs. 6.2 Application of Intracavity THz OPO in stand-off spectroscopy.

Systems and Applications.

7 THz Control with Metamaterials;David R. S. Cumming, Timothy D. Drysdale, James P. Grant.
7.1 Diffractive optics. 7.2 Polarisation control. 7.3 Terahertz filters. 7.4 Metamaterials and surface plasmon resonance. 7.5 Summary.

8 Time Domain Spectroscopy;Jean-François Roux, Frederic Garet, Jean-Louis Coutaz.
8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Principles of THz-TDS. 8.3 Generation and detection of short electromagnetic pulses. 8.4 Characteristics of a TDS setup. 8.5 Principles for extraction of optical parameters from THz-TDS measurements. 8.6 Examples of applications of THz-TDS. 8.7 Uncertainties and precision of THz-TDS. 8.8 Comparison with FTIR measurements. 8.9 Conclusions.

9 Security and Safety;Roger Appleby, Martyn Chamberlain.
9.1 Overview. 9.2 Nature of security threats, ethical considerations. 9.3 Physical principles. 9.4 Review of previous topical reviews (2006-2010). 9.5 Review of available commercial and near-to-market systems. 9.6 New developments. 9.7 Terahertz safety. 9.8 Overall conclusions.