International Journal of Terahertz Science and Technology
  TST >> Vol.4, No.3, September 2011: PP. 128-131

THz techniques using metal mesh sensor for human skin measurement

Yu Guan a,*, Koji Mizukoshi b, Kazuki Yonekura b, Kei Takeya a, Kodo Kawase a,c
a Nagoya University, Ecotopia, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan 464-8603
b POLA Chemical Industries, INC. 27-1 Takashimadai, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Japan 221-0833
c RIKEN, 519-1399 Aramaki-Aoba, Sendai, Japan 980-0845
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Abstract: Metal meshes work as band-pass filters in the terahertz (THz) region with their transmission spectra acutely being affected by the refractive index of the material inside and above the metal mesh openings. We used a metal mesh for high-sensitivity observations by focusing on the "dip", i. e. a sudden change in transmittance that only appeared when the THz wave was obliquely incident onto the metal mesh. Here we report a measurement of stratum corneum to inspect the feasibility of applying the metal mesh sensor to observations of human skin.

Keywords: Terahertz wave, Metal mesh sensor, Stratum corneum, Transmission spectra.

Published: 2011-9-30

Cite this article:
Yu Guan, Koji Mizukoshi, Kazuki Yonekura, Kei Takeya, Kodo Kawase. THz techniques using metal mesh sensor for human skin measurement[J]. International Journal of Terahertz Science and Technology, 2011, Vol.4, No.3: 128-131.  DOI:10.11906/TST.128-131.2011.09.19




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