Special Issue "Terahertz Sensing"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Optics and Lasers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Miguel Beruete

1. Antennas Group—TERALAB, Department of Electric, Electronic and Communication Engineering, Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA), Campus Arrosadia, 31006 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
2. Institute of Smart Cities (ISC), Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA), Campus Arrosadia, 31006 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
3. Multispectral Biosensing Group, Navarrabiomed, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA), IdiSNA. Irunlarrea 3, 31008 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
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Interests: quasi-optical devices in THz and infrared frequencies, metasurfaces, nanoantennas, antennas based on extraordinary transmission, volumetric metamaterials, with special attention to volumetric devices such as lenses, prisms, beam directors,
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Bakhtiyar Orazbayev

Laboratory of Wave Engineering (LWE), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), EPFL-Station 11, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Interests: metamaterials; metasurfaces; terahertz; antennas; subwavelength imaging.
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Victor Pacheco Peña

School of Engineering, Newcastle University, Merz Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK.
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Interests: terahertz; antennas; lenses; sensors; metamaterials; metasurfaces; 2D materials; imaging systems; wave–matter interaction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today, the terahertz range is experiencing a remarkable surge of interest thanks to the discovery and development of new sources and detectors that have unveiled this, until recently, elusive frequency range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Terahertz sensing of substances and materials and, more specifically, biosensing is an emerging research field for a variety of reasons: Terahertz waves are non-ionizing, they can penetrate polar materials like paper and plastics, and more importantly, they are sensitive to weak interactions and to water content in the biological substances. Moreover, the terahertz band is the limit between microwaves and infrared and, hence, benefits from the latest developments in either range, such as metamaterials and plasmonics.

In this Special Issue, an up-to-date overview of terahertz sensing applications is pursued. A particular interest is dedicated to new sensing platforms based on metamaterials and plasmonics, but also other aspects of biosensing are covered. All this together will help to get a general taste of the latest advances in this emerging and exciting topic.

Prof. Dr. Miguel Beruete
Prof. Dr. Bakhtiyar Orazbayev
Prof. Dr. Victor Pacheco Peña
Guest Editors

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  • Terahertz
  • Sensors
  • Biosensors
  • Metamaterials
  • Metasurfaces
  • Spectroscopy

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