RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 880293734 LA English UL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8828-1 T1 THz and security applications : detectors, sources and associated electronics for THz applications A1 NATO Advanced Research Workshop on THz and Security Applications- Detectors, Sources and Associated Electronics for THz Applications, Corsi, Carlo,, Sizov, Fedor Fedorovich,, YR 2014 SN 9789401788281 9401788286 9401788278 9789401788274 AB These proceedings comprise invited papers from highly experienced researchers in THz technology and security applications. THz detection of explosives represents one of the most appealing technologies to have recently emerged in dealing with terrorist attacks encountered by civil security and military forces throughout the world. Discussed are the most advanced technologies and developments, the various points of operational strength and weaknesses as well as are suggestions and predictions the best technological solutions to overcome current operational limits. The current status of various levels of cooling in THz detectors, sources and associated electronics are also addressed. The goal was to provide a clear view on the current technologies available and the required advances needed in order to achieve more efficient systems. This goal was outlined in part by establishing the baseline of current uncertainty estimations in physics-based modelling and the identification of key areas which require additional research and development.