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Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging

  • Kai-Erik Peiponen
  • Axel Zeitler
  • Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 171)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Joshua R. Freeman, Harvey E. Beere, David A. Ritchie
    Pages 1-28
  3. J Anthony Murphy, Créidhe O’Sullivan
    Pages 29-56
  4. Kai-Erik Peiponen, Evgeny Gornov
    Pages 57-79
  5. Vasilis Apostolopoulos, Geoff Daniell, Aaron Chung
    Pages 81-94
  6. L. M. Zurk, S. Schecklman
    Pages 95-116
  7. Daniela Dragoman
    Pages 117-149
  8. Edward P. J. Parrott, Bernd M. Fischer, Lynn F. Gladden, J. Axel Zeitler, Peter U. Jepsen
    Pages 191-227
  9. D. K. George, A. G. Markelz
    Pages 229-250
  10. Michael B. Johnston, James Lloyd-Hughes
    Pages 251-271
  11. Nico Vieweg, Christian Jansen, Martin Koch
    Pages 301-326
  12. Christian Jansen, Steffen Wietzke, Martin Koch
    Pages 327-353
  13. Matthias C. Hoffmann
    Pages 355-388
  14. Paul C. M. Planken, Aurèle J. L. Adam, DaiSik Kim
    Pages 389-413
  15. Emma MacPherson
    Pages 415-431
  16. Takayuki Shibuya, Kodo Kawase
    Pages 433-449
  17. J. Axel Zeitler, Yao-Chun Shen
    Pages 451-489
  18. Arttu Luukanen, Roger Appleby, Mike Kemp, Neil Salmon
    Pages 491-520

About this book


"This book presents the current state of knowledge in the field of terahertz spectroscopy, providing a comprehensive source of information for beginners and experienced researchers alike whose interests lie in this area. The book aims to explain the fundamental physics that underpins terahertz  technology and to describe its key applications. Highlights of scientific research in the field of terahertz science are also outlined in some chapters, providing an overview as well as giving an insight into future directions for research.

 Over the past decade terahertz spectroscopy has developed into one of the most rapidly growing areas of its kind, gaining an important impact across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Due to substantial advances in femtosecond laser technology, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) has established itself as the dominant spectroscopic technique for experimental scientists interested in measurements at this frequency range. In solids and liquids THz radiation is in resonance with both phonon modes and hydrogen bonding modes, which makes it an ideal tool to study the interaction between molecules in a unique way; thus opening a wealth of opportunities for research in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and pharmaceuticals.

This book provides easy access to scientists, engineers and students who want to understand the theory and applications of modern THz spectroscopy."



THz-TDS Terahertz spectroscopy explained Terahertz spectroscopy reviewed Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy Terahertz tomography fractional Fourier transformation materials characeriza nonlinear Terahertz spectroscopy optical constants and dispersion relations pump-probe spectroscopy reflection Terahertz radiation transmission Terahertz radiation vibrational modes crystalline materials waveguide spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai-Erik Peiponen
    • 1
  • Axel Zeitler
    • 2
  • Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Physics and MathematicsUniversity of Eastern FinlandJoensuuFinland
  2. 2., Department of Chemical Engineering andUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  3. 3., School of EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

About the editors

K.-E. Peiponen: Professor of optical material research from 1993 in the Department of Physics and Mathematics in University of Joensuu Professor of optical materials research from 1.1.2010 in Department of Physics and Mathematics in University of Eastern Finland A. Zeitler: -University Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK, Research Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, UK, Group leader of the Terahertz Applications Group, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Cambridge, UK M. Kuwata-Gonokami: 1998-present: Prof., Graduate school of Engineering, The Univ. of Tokyo 2010-present: Prof., Department of Physics, The Univ. of Tokyo 2001-2008: Director, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center, School of Engineering, The Univ. of Tokyo 2005-2007: Executive Advisor for the University President, The Univ. of Tokyo 2008-present: Director, Photon Science Center, The Univ. of Tokyo 1997-2002: Director, Cooperative Excitation Project, ERATO (JST) 1993, 1994: Consultant, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill 1997-present: Adjunct Professor, College of Optical Sciences, The University of Arizona

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