"Terahertz Techniques" Published in Chinese: 太赫兹技术

  • Date: July 2016
Feng Liu and Erik Bründermann at Campus North of KIT Photo: C. Braun, KIT
Feng Liu and Erik Bründermann at Campus North of KIT

The Chinese translation of the book "Terahertz Techniques" (太赫兹技术) is now available as a Space Microwave Technology Academic Works Book (空间微波技术学术著作丛书).

The book was translated by Feng Liu (刘丰) and coworkers. "In recent years, the researchers related to sub-millimeter ware, terahertz wave, and far-infrared wave are growing rapidly in my country. I think the book will contribute a lot to the education and research of such fields in China," Feng Liu says.

Feng Liu received his PhD in optics engineering from Tianjin University in China in the year 2012. Tianjin University is the first university in China founded in 1895 and also one of the key universities of the Ministry of Education of China. Feng Liu is with the State Key Laboratory of Transient Optics and Photonics (SKLTOP), Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and he is also with Institut Fresnel (UMR 7249, CNRS, Marseille, France), as an exchanging post-doc researcher, with the support of Fondation franco-chinoise pour la science et ses applications (FFCSA). Feng Liu's research interests are in the area of terahertz spectroscopy, ultrafast lasers as well as their applications, photothermal microscopy, and chalcogenide nano-photonics.

The English edition was authored by (布伦德曼; at KIT since summer 2014, now at Institute for Beam Physics and Technology (IBPT), since 2009 Honorable Guest Professor of Shizuoka University, Graduate School of Science and Technology, and with the Department of Nanovision Science, Hamamatsu, Japan), Prof. Dr. Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers (胡贝尔; German Aerospace Center (DLR), Director of the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems, and with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Physics) and Prof. Maurice FitzGerald Kimmitt (金米特; Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Essex, UK).

Research and development in the terahertz portion of the electromagnetic spectrum has expanded very rapidly during the past fifteen years due to major advances in sources, detectors, and instrumentation. Many scientists and engineers are entering the field. The three authors, who have been active researchers in this region over a number of decades, have designed Terahertz Techniques to be both a general introduction to the subject and a definitive reference resource for all those involved in this exciting research area.

Freely available on the Springer-Verlag Website is Chapter 1 on the “History of Terahertz Research” covering the 1870s to early 2000. Free access to the front matter (21 pages, incl. Preface and Table of Contents) and back matter (42 pages, incl. 745 references detailed with titles, index, and a section “About the Authors”) is found via DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02592-1. The Chinese version is available at online booksellers.

On September 1st, Dr. Feng Liu visited  at the Institute for Beam Physics and Technology (IBPT) and its test facilities ANKA and FLUTE located at Campus North of the Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology (KIT).