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Title: Method for large and rapid terahertz imaging

Abstract

A method of large-scale active THz imaging using a combination of a compact high power THz source (>1 watt), an optional optical system, and a camera for the detection of reflected or transmitted THz radiation, without the need for the burdensome power source or detector cooling systems required by similar prior art such devices. With such a system, one is able to image, for example, a whole person in seconds or less, whereas at present, using low power sources and scanning techniques, it takes several minutes or even hours to image even a 1 cm.times.1 cm area of skin.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1082658
Patent Number(s):
8,362,430
Application Number:
11/899,292
Assignee:
Jefferson Science Assosiates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-060R23177
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2007 Sep 05
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Williams, Gwyn P., and Neil, George R. Method for large and rapid terahertz imaging. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Williams, Gwyn P., & Neil, George R. Method for large and rapid terahertz imaging. United States.
Williams, Gwyn P., and Neil, George R. Tue . "Method for large and rapid terahertz imaging". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1082658.
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