Terahertz physics covers one ofthe least explored but richest regions of the electromagnetic
spectrum. Designed for independent learning, this is the first textbook to open up
this exciting new area to students of science and engineering.
Written in a clear and consistent style, the book focusses on an understanding of
fundamental physical principles at terahertz frequencies and their applications. Part I
outlines the foundations of terahertz science, starting with the mathematical representation
of oscillations before exploring terahertz-frequency light, terahertz phenomena
in matter and the terahertz interactions between light and matter. Part II covers components
ofterahcrtz technology, from SOlU"ces ofterahertz-frequellcy radiation, through the
manipulation of the radiation, to its detection. Part III deals with applications, including
Highlighting modern developments and concepts, the book is ideal for self-study.
It features precise definitions, clear explanations, instructive illustrations, fully worked
examples, numerous exercises and a comprehensive glossmy.