Terahertz characterisation of living plant leaves for quality of life assessment applications

Adnan Zahid, Ke Yang, Hadi Heidari, Chong Li, Muhammad Ali Imran, Akram Alomainy, Qammer H. Abbasi

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This paper presents preliminary results on employing Terahertz (THz) technology for measuring the water contents of leaves. The main purpose of this work is to highlight transmission constraints of terahertz radiation through the plants in the THz frequency region. Multiple leaves of plants are examined using the THz Swissto12 system, and the effect of thickness and water contents on transmission loss and attenuation are observed at different frequency regions, which can lead to meaningful information to study and analyse the existence of any pesticides in leaves with terahertz frequencies. The results of this paper pave the way for applicability of terahertz frequencies for sensing the quality of life in plants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Baltic URSI Symposium (URSI)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9788394942137
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2018
Event2018 Baltic URSI Symposium - Poznan, Poland
Duration: 15 May 201817 May 2018


Conference2018 Baltic URSI Symposium
Abbreviated titleURSI 2018


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