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Terahertz Technology

Borwen You

University of Tsukuba

Dr. You is an assistant professor to develop advanced terahertz optics based on the core technologies of fiber-sensing, artificial-material, and system-on-a-chip. He is also a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics from 2015 to date.


Ja-Yu Lu

National Cheng Kung University

Ja-Yu Lu received a Ph.D. degree in the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan in 2007. She is currently directing Terahertz Optics Laboratory as a professor.


THz Photodetector Ultrafast THz Detector Terahertz Imaging System Diffractive Optical Elements Parallel-Plate Metal Waveguide Photonic Crystal Waveguide Fano Resonance Anti-Resonant Reflective Mode Plasmonic Metamaterial Extraordinary Optical Transmission Terahertz Imaging Terahertz Sensing

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Terahertz Technology reviews the developments of 0.1–3 terahertz (THz) electromagnetic (EM) waves in novel radiation–detection, fundamentals of THz optics, and the applications. The detection and radiation of THz EM waves are normally available from commercial instruments based on the mature techniques of high-peak-power lasers, semiconductors, and optomechanical fabrication. However, further applications for steering THz waves are still restricted from the methodologies of the THz propagation media, emitters and detectors.

In this book, such THz technology is regarded as state of the art and is presented for the abilities to conquer technical limitations or improve performance in various applications, such as imaging, sensing, and communication systems. THz propagation media are different from those media in the infrared-ray or visible-light spectra because their specifications are designed according to the coherent lengths, photon energy, absorption, and dispersion of THz waves. Optic interference perturbs THz wave power observation in the free space because continuous THz waves have coherent lengths of 0.1–3 mm, approximating the sample thicknesses, aperture sizes, vibration amplitudes, and location deviation of the detector position. The technology of THz optics specifically presents that THz propagation materials are reliable for steering THz EM waves after the readers learn the required methodologies from this text.

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Borwen You

University of Tsukuba

Borwen You received the B.S. degree in Physics from National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan in 2000, the M.S. degree in the Institute of Electrical Optical Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan in 2002, and Ph. D. degree in the Department of Photonics from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in 2012, respectively. He worked as a physics teacher in one senior high school in New Taipei City, Taiwan in 2003, a laser application–integration engineer in HC Photonics Ltd., Hsinchu, Taiwan in 2004–2008, and a postdoctoral researcher in National Taiwan University and NCKU in 2012–2014 and 2014–2015, respectively. In 2015, he joined the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Department of Applied Physics, University of Tsukuba, Japan. Currently, he is an assistant professor to develop advanced terahertz optics based on the core technologies of fiber-sensing, artificial-material, and system-on-a-chip. He is also a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics from 2015 to date.

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