Collagen Analysis at Terahertz Band Using Double-Debye Parameter Extraction and Particle Swarm Optimisation Academic Article uri icon


  • 2013 IEEE. This paper focuses on the analysis of cultivated collagen samples at the terahertz (THz) band using double debye model parameter extraction. Based on measured electrical and optical parameters, we propose a model to describe such parameters extracted with a global optimisation method, namely, particle swarm optimisation. Comparing the measured data with ones in the open literature, it is evident that using only cultivated collagen is not sufficient to represent the performance of the epidermis layer of the skin tissue at the THz band of interest. The results show that the differences between the measured data and published ones are as high as 14 and 6 for the real and imaginary values of the dielectric constant, respectively. Our proposed double debye model agrees well with the measured data.

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altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, K. e., Chopra, N., Abbasi, Q. H., Qaraqe, K. A., & Alomainy, A.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Yang, Ke||Chopra, Nishtha||Abbasi, Qammer H||Qaraqe, Khalid A||Alomainy, Akram

publication date

  • January 2017