THz Imager and Science of Broadband Thz Wave Photonics
In the year 5 research and development phase we continued working on a THz imager (THz shoe scanner) as well as the fundamental science of THz wave air photonics. We report on our progress on both aspects of the project. Our notable achievements are:
- We tested the imaging capability of a THz wave imaging system by making images of different types of shoes, and our results show that a THz wave imager is a very good fit for security applications;
- We demonstrated THz REEF detection in the counter-propagation configuration, and found it to be more useful for real-world applications.
One of the most meaningful aspects of ALERT is the ability to work on projects directly related to national security to protect our citizens.- Xi-Cheng Zhang, Associate Director & Project Lead
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute