Sunday, 1 April 2012

IMS2012 International Microwave Symposium (June 17-22, 2012)

WFC: Emerging Technology of Terahertz Imaging Systems, Devices, and Algorithms

Friday, 0800 – 1700

Sponsors: MTT-4
Magda El-Shenawee, University of Arkansas, and Aly Fathy, University of Tennessee
The rising interest in the terahertz band of frequency and the recent research in this area have motivated the organizers to foster an IMS workshop to address the state-of-the-art of this new technology. The goal of the proposed workshop is to addresses the recent research progress in terahertz systems, passive and active devices, sources, and imaging algorithms.

The workshop is related to Terahertz Technology and Applications (MTT-6) and Biological Effects and Medical Applications (MTT-10). It is also relevant to RF Nanotechnology (MTT-25), Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits (MTT-6) and Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Solid State Devices (MTT-7).

The lack of inexpensive and efficient THz imaging systems is a main challenge that faces the advancement of THz research in potential applications from medical imaging to radar and communication systems. The workshop will discuss the state-of-the-art research in THz imaging radar systems, quantum cascade lasers, sources and detectors, surface plasmon based devices, low power sources, spectroscopy, biological sensing, chemical imaging, and pharmaceutical and medical applications. Recent applications of THz imaging include non-destructive evaluation, security screening, inspection of IC devices and packaging, detection of bio-threat, and cancer detection and assessment. THz tomography involves 3D reconstruction of unknown targets and their constitutive material properties. The workshop will discuss rigorous inverse scattering algorithms and the current challenges of available THz experimental data for the practical implementation.
  1. “Novel Man-Engineered Bio-Nano-Materials for THz/IR-Based Sensing & Medical Applications” Dwight Woolard and James Jensen, U.S. Army Research Office
  2. “Technology, Capabilities, and Performance of Low Power THz Sources” Goutam Chattopadhyay, NASA- Jet Propulsion Laboratbory
  3. “Terahertz Chemical Imaging of Crystal Polymorphism for Pharmaceutical Applications” Katsushiro Ajito, NTT Microsystem Integration Labs
  4. “High-performance THz Quantum Cascade Lasers and Applications” Qing Hu, MIT
  5. “Terahertz Detection by Nanometer Field Effect Transistors: Physics and First Imaging Applications” Wojciech Knap and Domonique Coquilat, Université Montpellier
  6. “Si-based Millimeter-Wave/THz Integrated Technologies” Safieddin Safavi, University of Waterloo
  7. “THz Imaging Radar: Technology Development for Multi-pixel Multi-color architectures” Imran Mehdi and Peter Siegle, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  8. “Plasmonics for Imaging and Spectroscopy Between Radio and Light” Andrew Gallant and Martyn Chamberlain, Durham University
  9. “Inverse Scattering Algorithms for Assessing Breast Tumor Margins using Terahertz Waves” Magda El-Shenawee and Ahmed Hassan, University of Arkansas

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