Thursday, 26 November 2015

Enhanced Terahertz Imaging of Small Forced Delamination in Woven Glass Fibre-reinforced Composites with Wavelet De-noising


Terahertz (THz) reflection imaging is applied to characterize a woven glass fibre-reinforced composite laminate with a small region of forced delamination. The forced delamination is created by inserting a disk of 25- μ m-thick Upilex film, which is below the THz axial resolution, resulting in one featured echo with small amplitude in the reflected THz pulses. Low-amplitude components of the temporal signal due to ambient water vapor produce features of comparable amplitude with features associated with the THz pulse reflected off the interfaces of the delamination and suppress the contrast of THz C- and B-scans. Wavelet shrinkage de-noising is performed to remove water-vapor features, leading to enhanced THz C- and B-scans to locate the delamination in three dimensions with high contrast.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The CLEO 2016 Call for Papers is Now Open!

Share your work at CLEO, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics. The meeting serves as the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications.

Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline: 27 January 2016 12:00 EST (17:00 GMT)

The CLEO:2016 technical program is composed of 25 topic categories from fundamental science to application and technology. Questions regarding the paper submission and review process can be directed to the Technical Papers Staff at at any time. 

Benefits to Presenting Your Contributed Work at CLEO:2016
  • Every accepted paper is published in OSA Publishing's Digital Library, the largest peer-reviewed collection of optics and photonics research
  • Presented work is submitted to IEEE’s Xplore Digital Library
  • Presented work is indexed in Ei Compendex, Scopus and several other indexing service partners
  • Opportunity to share your work at the leading, peer-reviewed conference on lasers and electro-optics
  • Share your research and collaborate with the top echelon in the field. CLEO has a loyal attendee base which includes the top leaders in the industry

Technical Conference: 5-10 June 2016 | CLEO: Expo 7-9 June 2016

San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, USA

Monday, 16 November 2015

Engineering Student Recognized by National Society

Nathan Burford, a doctoral student in the microelectronics-photonics program, recently received a Doctoral Research Fellowship from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Antennas and Propagation Society. Burford was recognized for his research on terahertz radiation by the IEEE awards board, which seeks to honor members whose research proves beneficial to society.

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Thursday, 12 November 2015

ISTFA proves to be a success

TeraView had a great time at this years ISTFA!

We would like to thank everyone involved for putting on such a great event, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!