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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 10 — Oct. 31, 2007

Absorption coefficients of selected explosives and related compounds in the range of 0.1–2.8 THz

Jian Chen, Yunqing Chen, Hongwei Zhao, Glenn J. Bastiaans, and X.-C. Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 19, pp. 12060-12067 (2007)

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We have investigated the absorption spectra of seventeen explosives and related compounds (ERCs) by using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy in the 0.1–2.8 THz region. Most of these substances show characteristic absorption features in this frequency range. The measured absorption coefficients of these ERCs form a database, which is of great importance for biochemical, defense and security related applications.

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(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

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Original Manuscript: June 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2007
Published: September 6, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Jian Chen, Yunqing Chen, Hongwei Zhao, Glenn J. Bastiaans, and X.-C. Zhang, "Absorption coefficients of selected explosives and related compounds in the range of 0.1-2.8 THz," Opt. Express 15, 12060-12067 (2007)

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