Compact Submillimeter-Wave Spectrometers for Biological and Chemical Sensing
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VIRGINIA DIODES, INC.
321 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22903
AbstractThe ultimate goal of this research is to create a militarily viable terahertz technology suitable for use in portable spectrometers for point and stand-off detection of explosives and chemical and biological threat agents. To achieve this goal Virginia Diodes will develop a compact and reliable terahertz spectrometer based on a revolutionary new solid-state diode technology. This technology is based on highly integrated GaAs-on-dielectric circuits that are used to translate the functionality of lower frequency systems to the terahertz band.
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