A THz camera for real-time imaging applications

Georgios C. Trichopoulos, Kagan Topalli, H. Lee Mosbacker, Kubilay Sertel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


We present a large-format, sub-millimeter-resolution, real-time focal plane array sensor for THz imaging. Each pixel in sensor array consists of THz antennas monolithically integrated with ultra-fast heterostructure backward diodes. The antennas are optimized for diffraction limited image resolution and conjugate impedance match for highest THz sensitivity. The camera is designed to cover the 0.6-1.2 THz band with real-time (60 Hz) image acquisition speeds, making it ideal for a wide range of THz imaging applications such as biomedical imaging, security screening, non-destructive evaluation, and chemical spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, NAECON 2011
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, NAECON 2011 - Fairborn, OH, United States
Duration: Jul 20 2011Jul 22 2011

Publication series

NameNational Aerospace and Electronics Conference, Proceedings of the IEEE


Other2011 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, NAECON 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFairborn, OH


  • focal plane array
  • terahertz imaging
  • terahertz sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering


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