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Paris Air Show 2019

As part of the Saphyr project, photonic and aeronautic prototypes from the Aquitaine region will be presented at the Paris Air show 2019. Visit our booth A120 Hall 4 to discuss terahertz waves applied to non-destructive testing. This project is in collaboration between the IMS laboratory (Laser & Terahertz Test Team) and R&D Vision.

What is Smartphonics

Origin of this word Smartphonics Smartphones have become ubiquitous objects in the daily lives of students. Rather than using them for entertainment, why not take advantage of this object to impart knowledge, experiment and teach? We use the word Smartpnonics in the context of using the smartphone for education, and not as a smartphone study…

NearSense – Advances Towards a Silicon-Based Terahertz Near-Field Imaging Sensor for Ex Vivo Breast Tumour Identification

This paper present the terahertz near field resonator developed in the framework of Nearsense project and pulse time domain images used to determine the best frequency and design the resonator. Mavarani, L., Hillger, P., Bücher, T., Grzyb, J., Pfeiffer, U. R., Cassar, Q., … & MacGrogan, G. (2018). NearSense–Advances Towards a Silicon-Based Terahertz Near-Field Imaging…

A Solid-State 0.56 THz Near-Field Array for μM-Scale Surface Imaging

We This paper presents a fully-integrated 0.56 THz 128-pixel near-field 1-D sensor array with 10-12 μm lateral resolution. The sensing elements are based two parallel cross-bridged split-ring resonators that utilize a 3-D topology to exhibit high field confinement in the sensing spot. The sensor comprises a scalable excitation scheme that is designed to maximize the…

Study of blood plasma optical properties in mice grafted with Ehrlich carcinoma in the frequency range 0.1 – 1.0 THz

In the course of in vitro studies of blood of laboratory animals with progressing Ehrlich carcinoma, we have revealed the change of the blood plasma optical properties in the THz range, which can be used for developing the express diagnostics of the presence of oncological diseases. An applied software package is elaborated that allows the…

Terahertz biophotonics as a tool for studies of dielectric and spectral properties of biological tissues and liquids

In this review, we describe dielectric properties of biological tissues and liquids in the context of terahertz (THz) biophotonics. We discuss a model of the THz dielectric permittivity of water and water-containing media, which yields analysis of the relaxation and damped resonant molecules modes. We briefly describe modern techniques of THz spectroscopy and imaging employed in biophotonics with a strong emphasize on a…

Terahertz frequency modulated continuous wave imaging advanced data processing for art painting analysis

In this paper, we focus on data processing applied to terahertz FMCW measurement of a painting. Investigated paintings FMCW radar processing The proposed approach consist to use longitudinal information of FMCW signal to adjust amplitude. This calibration process was tested on a stepped target and then on the investigated painting, giving a more homogeneous result,…

What is terahertz?

Terahertz frequency band Terahertz (THz) waves is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum between infrared and microwave radiation corresponding to wavelenghts from 3 mm to 100 µm. In the frequency domain, it consists of the band from 100 GHz to 30 THz (See Fig 1.). For 1 Thz, wavelenght is about 300 µm, photo energy…