Final rept. 1 Jun 2007-21 May 2010
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY
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The primary objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate a suitable THz-wave apparatus as a THz imaging platform with a deep sub-wavelength spatial resolution for Army application potentially for chemicalbiological CB detection. The spatial resolution of the new T-ray microscopic imaging platform is orders of magnitude greater than that which is available in a standard free-space T-ray imaging system, with the target of nanometer resolution. This allows us to explore the rich, spectroscopic signatures of hetero-structure, quantum dots, devices and IC circuit diagnostics and molecular vibrations, rotations, and other low-energy transitions for chemicalbiological sensing and imaging applications. During the period of this research, the major activities and achievements are in three areas THz-wave emission microscope, THz near-field microscope using taper waveguide, and THz photonic devices for THz spectroscopy system.