This new book describes modern terahertz (THz) systems and devices and presents practical techniques for accurate measurement with an emphasis on evaluating uncertainties and identifying sources of error. This is the first THz book on the market to address measurement methodologies and issues -- perfect for practitioners and aspiring practitioners wishing to learn good measurement practice and avoid pitfalls. This book provides a brief review of different THz systems and devices, followed by chapters detailing the measurement issues encountered in using each of the main types of THz systems, and a guide to performing measurements rigorously. Particular attention is given to evaluating uncertainties, and recognizing potential sources of errors. The main focus is on time-domain spectroscopy, by far the most widely used technique. Readers are also presented with examples of applications with the emphasis on utility, both in research and in industry.
Mira Naftaly is a senior research scientist at National Physical Laboratory, Twickenham, UK. She has been working in the field of terahertz since 2002 and her current interests include THz metrology, materials spectroscopy, and device characterization.
Terahertz time-domain spectrometers; Parameter extraction in time-domain spectrometers; Metrology for time-domain spectrometers; Evaluation of uncertainty in time-domain spectroscopy; Metrology for Fourier transform spectrometers; THz spectrometer calibration; THz imaging; Metrology for vector network analyzers; Terahertz optics; THz laser sources; Electronic sources of THz radiation and THz detectors.