Terahertz imaging: applications and perspectives

TitleTerahertz imaging: applications and perspectives
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of publication2010
AuthorsJansen, C., S. Wietzke, O. Peters, M. Scheller, N. Vieweg, M. Salhi, N. Krumbholz, C. Jördens, T. Hochrein, and M. Koch
JournalApplied Optics
Volume49
PaginationE48
Date published2010
ISSN1539-4522
Abstract

Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy, and especially THz imaging, holds large potential in the field of nondestructive, contact-free testing. The ongoing advances in the development of THz systems, as well as the appearance of the first related commercial products, indicate that large-scale market introduction of THz systems is rapidly approaching. We review selected industrial applications for THz systems, comprising inline monitoring of compounding processes, plastic weld joint inspection, birefringence analysis of fiber-reinforced components, water distribution monitoring in polymers and plants, as well as quality inspection of food products employing both continuous wave and pulsed THz systems.

DOI10.1364/AO.49.000E48
Short TitleAppl. Opt.