Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE), a global leader in test and measurement sciences, has developed two new spectroscopy systems and a new transmittance polarization analysis module for its TAS7500 product series of systems, which employ terahertz waves to perform non-destructive imaging and analysis of samples.
・Wide-Band Coverage: TAS7500SU Terahertz Spectroscopic System
・Low-Frequency Coverage: TAS7500SL Terahertz Spectroscopic System
・Transmittance Polarization Analysis Module for Terahertz Spectroscopic Analysis
The new systems and module dramatically expand the range of applications of the TAS7500 series to include chemicals and materials for high-speed communications components, in addition to the pharmaceutical applications covered by existing systems, while also delivering the ability to analyze the polarization characteristics of samples. The new products are scheduled for launch in March, 2013.
Advantest Enables New Applications for Terahertz Technology
In recent years the terahertz frequency range has increasingly been utilized in non-destructive measurement and spectroscopic analysis applications. Advantest has led the development of this technology, launching its 3D Imaging Analysis System, the TAS7000, in April 2010, followed in September 2011 by the groundbreaking TAS7500, a non-invasive, non-destructive analysis system for pharmaceutical applications. The company has continued to invest in expanding the analysis capabilities and applications coverage of its terahertz technology, leading to the development of the new TAS75000SU and TAS7500SL systems.
In combination with the previously launched TAS7500SP, these three systems, each covering a different bandwidth, greatly expand the TAS7500 series’ analysis range, and provide enhanced measurement quality in each frequency region. Further, Advantest’s newly developed transmittance polarization analysis module for spectroscopic analysis enables polarization characteristics analysis of optically anisotropic materials,* among others.
The new systems and module expand the applications of the TAS7500 series beyond the pharmaceutical arena, to fields including terahertz wireless communications, biotechnology, and research applications utilizing terahertz waves.
* Optically anisotropic materials display varying refraction indices depending on the polarization direction of the light directed at them.