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Nanostructures in the terahertz range

Bowen, J. W. (2015) Nanostructures in the terahertz range. In: Di Bartolo, B., Collins, J. and Silvestri, L. (eds.) Nano-Structures for Optics and Photonics. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics. Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014, pp. 359-372. ISBN 9789401791328

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9133-5

Abstract/Summary

With advances in technology, terahertz imaging and spectroscopy are beginning to move out of the laboratory and find applications in areas as diverse as security screening, medicine, art conservation and field archaeology. Nevertheless, there is still a need to improve upon the performance of existing terahertz systems to achieve greater compactness and robustness, enhanced spatial resolution, more rapid data acquisition times and operation at greater standoff distances. This chapter will review recent technological developments in this direction that make use of nanostructures in the generation, detection and manipulation of terahertz radiation. The chapter will also explain how terahertz spectroscopy can be used as a tool to characterize the ultrafast carrier dynamics of nanomaterials.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:36579
Publisher:Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

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