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Terahertz Spectroscopy

Principles and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Susan L. Dexheimer

CRC Press

360 pages | 300 B/W Illus.

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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

Preface

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

Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013060
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics