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9 September 1999 THz imaging: fundamentals and biological applications
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Proceedings Volume 3828, Terahertz Spectroscopy and Applications II; (1999)
Event: Industrial Lasers and Inspection (EUROPTO Series), 1999, Munich, Germany
In the beginning of this article we briefly outline the working principle of terahertz imaging. This relatively new technique is based on THz time-domain spectroscopy and has the potential to lead to the first portable far-IR imaging spectrometer. For such a spectrometer many applications can be foreseen in the fields of biology, medicine, chemistry and material science. Here we present two biological applications. First we show that THz-imaging is an ideal tool for dendrochronology as it allows us to obtain density profiles of wood specimen. Secondly, we monitor water take up in plants after plant water stress.
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Martin Koch "THz imaging: fundamentals and biological applications", Proc. SPIE 3828, Terahertz Spectroscopy and Applications II, (9 September 1999);

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