Wednesday, 1 May 2013

The influence of smoke on the THz imaging

Photonics Letters of Poland, Vol. 4 (3), 94-96 (2012)
doi: 10.4302/plp.2012.3.04

Authors: Paweł S. Jung1,  Mirosław A. Karpierz1, Norbert Pałka2 and Elzbieta Rurka2
  1. Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warszawa, 
  2. Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, S. Kaliskiego 2 , 00-908 Warszawa

Abstract

The influence of smoke on THz imaging was examined. We tested experimentally a passive THz camera - TS4 from ThruVision Systems Ltd. The camera detects natural human radiation at a frequency of 0.25 THz. The distance camera-target could be 3-15 meters. Moreover, Time Domain Spectroscopy was used to investigate the  influence of the amount of smoke on transmission in the (0.1÷2.5) THz range.

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...In order to check the influence of smoke on transmission in the THz range, we exploited Time  Domain Spectroscopy (TDS) [2, 4, 5] . The TDS gives us  opportunity to measure transmission in the (0.1 ÷2.5) THz  range. In the experiment setup we applied a spectrometer TPS Spectra 3000 from TeraView [7]...

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