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.
Table of Contents
Instrumentation and Methods
Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy with Photoconductive Antennas
R. Alan Cheville
Nonlinear Optical Techniques for Terahertz Pulse Generation and Detection—Optical Rectification and Electrooptic Sampling
Ingrid Wilke and Suranjana Sengupta
Time-Resolved Terahertz Spectroscopy and Terahertz Emission Spectroscopy
Jason B. Baxter and Charles A. Schmuttenmaer
Applications in Physics and Materials Science
Time-Resolved Terahertz Studies of Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductors, Superconductors, and Strongly Correlated Electron Materials
Robert A. Kaindl and Richard D. Averitt
Time-Resolved Terahertz Studies of Conductivity Processes in Novel Electronic Materials
Jie Shan and Susan L. Dexheimer
Optical Response of Semiconductor Nanostructures in Terahertz Fields
Generated by Electrostatic Free-Electron Lasers
Sam Carter, John Cerne, and Mark S. Sherwin
Applications in Chemistry and Biomedicine
Terahertz Spectroscopy of Biomolecules
Edwin J. Heilweil and David F. Plusquellic
Pharmaceutical and Security Applications of Terahertz Spectroscopy
J. Axel Zeitler, Thomas Rades, and Philip F. Taday