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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
THz Techniques (CThD)

Concealed Object Detection by Sensing the Objects’ Acoustic Phase with Terahertz Radiation

Federico F. Buersgens, Guillermo P. Acuna, and Roland Kersting

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We present a novel terahertz technique for detecting concealed objects by sensing their individual acoustic phase lags when they perform a minute oscillation. The technique is sensitive to virtually all materials.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(110.5120) Imaging systems : Photoacoustic imaging

F. F. Buersgens, G. P. Acuna, and R. Kersting, "Concealed Object Detection by Sensing the Objects’ Acoustic Phase with Terahertz Radiation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CThD4.

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