A range of natural and artificial textiles are examined using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy. Different types of textiles are shown to have different terahertz optical properties, which may be employed for textile identification and to combat textile counterfeiting.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2013
Published: June 21, 2013
M. Naftaly, J. F. Molloy, G. V. Lanskii, K. A. Kokh, and Yu. M. Andreev, "Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy for textile identification," Appl. Opt. 52, 4433-4437 (2013)