JAPAN: Advantest Corp. has developed a terahertz wave spectroscopy and analysis platform, a new entry in the company’s line-up of non-invasive analysis equipment utilizing terahertz waves.
By breaking out the terahertz source and detector into modules connected to the mainframe by optical fiber cables, the new product enables free layout of the area to be measured, greatly expanding the applications of the technology. As an instrument for terahertz research and development of new applications, it brings new possibilities for terahertz technology within reach. The product is scheduled to ship in October 2013.
Terahertz technology is a pioneering approach to measurement and analysis that has drawn attention and investment across a range of fields. Because substances reflect or absorb terahertz radiation differently, according to their unique fingerprint spectra, it is ideal for spectroscopic analysis and non-invasive imaging applications.
Advantest launched its first terahertz analysis system—the TAS7000 3D imaging analysis system—in April 2010, and now leads the industry in practical applications for terahertz technology, with a line-up of non-invasive analysis systems targeting various markets, such as pharmaceutical products.
Meanwhile, cutting-edge research employs terahertz analysis technology in combination with other lab equipment, such as cryostats and heaters, in the development of new materials and physical analysis. Laboratories require measurement equipment that is both highly accurate and easy to use. Advantest’s new terahertz wave spectroscopy and imaging analysis platform meets these requirements, and is positioned to help researchers make gains in accuracy and R&D efficiency.
Featuring terahertz source and detector modules connected to the mainframe by optical fiber cables, the new platform enables free layout of the area to be measured. The platform may also be connected to other lab equipment, supporting a broad variety of R&D projects utilizing terahertz radiation.
With this new product, Advantest confirms its position at the forefront of applied terahertz technology and R&D.