Application of a high temperature superconducting detector to terahertz imaging

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Application of a high temperature superconducting detector to terahertz imaging. / Hellicar, Andrew D.; Du, Jia; Hanham, Stephen M.; Li, Li.

Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems III: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense. 2009. 73110G (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7311).

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Hellicar, AD, Du, J, Hanham, SM & Li, L 2009, Application of a high temperature superconducting detector to terahertz imaging. in Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems III: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense., 73110G, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 7311, Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems III: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense, Orlando, FL, United States, 14/04/09. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.819009

APA

Hellicar, A. D., Du, J., Hanham, S. M., & Li, L. (2009). Application of a high temperature superconducting detector to terahertz imaging. In Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems III: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense [73110G] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7311). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.819009

Vancouver

Hellicar AD, Du J, Hanham SM, Li L. Application of a high temperature superconducting detector to terahertz imaging. In Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems III: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense. 2009. 73110G. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.819009

Author

Hellicar, Andrew D. ; Du, Jia ; Hanham, Stephen M. ; Li, Li. / Application of a high temperature superconducting detector to terahertz imaging. Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems III: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense. 2009. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).

Bibtex

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