This book contains extensive and thorough coverage of the basics of terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) and describes a variety of setups. A large portion focuses on the extraction issue—how to get the material parameters from the THz-TDS data. Although parts of the book are quite technical, it will be of interest to a great variety of readers including graduate students, scientists and engineers. It certainly is a valuable addition to the large textbook literature devoted to the electromagnetic response of materials.

Review by Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.

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