© 2001

Terahertz Sources and Systems

  • R. E. Miles
  • P. Harrison
  • D. Lippens

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Physics of Terahertz Devices and Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. J. Allen, J. S. Scott, M. C. Wanke, K. Maranowski, A. C. Gossard, M. J. W. Rodwell et al.
      Pages 3-14
    3. N. N. Zinov’ev
      Pages 15-24
  3. Generation of Terahertz by Multiplication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. L. Dillner, M. Ingvarson, E. Kollberg, J. Stake
      Pages 27-52
    3. D. Lippens, X. Melique, S. Arscott, T. David, V. Duez, J. Carbonell et al.
      Pages 53-67
  4. Intersubband Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Jérôme Faist, Michel Rochat, Mattias Beck, Ursula Oesterle
      Pages 89-100
    3. Alessandro Tredicucci, Claire Gmachl, Michael C. Wanke, Federico Capasso, Albert L. Hutchinson, Deborah L. Sivco et al.
      Pages 101-114
    4. J. Ulrich, R. Zobl, G. Strasser, K. Unterrainer
      Pages 115-124
  5. CW Sources, Optical and Electronic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. K. J. Siebert, H. Quast, H. G. Roskos
      Pages 127-143
    3. S. Verghese, K. A. Mclntosh, S. M. Duffy, E. K. Duerr
      Pages 145-165
  6. Emerging Technologies — Sources and Circuits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. M. S. Shur, V. Ryzhii
      Pages 169-185
    3. M. Dyakonov, M. S. Shur
      Pages 187-207
    4. J. M. Chamberlain, J. J. Garcia, J. R. Fletcher, R. E. Miles, D. P. Steenson, J. R. Thorpe et al.
      Pages 209-221
  7. Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223

About this book


Terahertz technology has moved on from being a useful but expensive circuit technique, applied largely in astronomy and space science, to become a subject in its own right, with important applications - terahertz imaging in particular. Indeed, the driving force in terahertz technology is currently imaging and spectroscopy. We now have the means to obtain images and chemical information in this frequency band. The images reproduced in this volume are striking and, not surprisingly, the clinical and analytical uses are the subject of intense activity. There is still, however, no complete range of active THz electronic components, but an encouraging conclusion of the book is that THz electronics will become necessary in communications systems in the foreseeable future.
Terahertz technology has come of age, and the future lies open to new, exciting science and vital applications.


Semiconductor astronomy communication communication systems electronics imaging laser spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • R. E. Miles
  • P. Harrison
    • 1
  • D. Lippens
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Université des Sciences et Technologies de LilleLilleFrance

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