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Terahertz technology and applications

Show simple item record Siegel, P. en_US 2004-09-17T18:55:32Z 2004-09-17T18:55:32Z 2002-11-20 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Asia Pacific Microwave Conference en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 02-2524 en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite great scientific interest since at least the 1920's, the THz frequency range remains on e of the least tapped regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Sandwiched between traditional microwave and optical technologies where there is a limited atmospheric propagation path, little commercial emphasis has been placed on THz systems. This has, perhaps fortunately, preserved some unique science and applications for tomorrow's technologies. For over 25 years the sole niche for THz technology has been in the high resolution spectroscopy and remote sensing areas where heterodyne and Fourier transform techniques have allowed astronomers, chemists, Earth, planetary and space scientists to measure, catalog and map thermal emission lines for a wide variety of lightweight molecules. As it turns out, no where else in the electromagnetic spectrum do we receive so much information about these chemical species. In fact, the universe is bathed in THz energy, most of it going unnoticed and undetected. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other THz electromagnetic spectrum en_US
dc.title Terahertz technology and applications en_US

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