Dedication – Captain Joshua T. Byers

Josh Byers

Josh Byers, USMA ’96, was like many of his fellow graduates with dreams of achievement, selfless service, and family still ahead of him. Commissioned armor, this son of Baptist missionaries went on to become airborne and Ranger qualified, a general’s aide and even earned a Master’s degree in engineering by the time he’d completed the […]

Alva Labs – Veterans dedicated to SEED terahertz technology


Who We Are ALVA Labs was formed by a group of concerned Veterans, motivated and dedicated to developing and delivering its patented and cutting-edge SEED terahertz technology as a solution to combating the threat of terrorist activities in the United States and worldwide. As such, the ALVA Team is ‘Mission’ focused when it comes to […]

Patent for SEED Terahertz Granted by the USPTO

SEED Patent

SEED Patent Granted The patent titled “Stimulated emission and enhanced detection of chemicals and chemical compounds” for the SEED method of terahertz material detection was granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office on August 14, 2012. It was formally published on April 1, 2014. It was originally submitted by and under the name of […]

Developing the SEED Prototype

SEED Terahertz Prototype

  Developing the SEED Prototype requires taking hardware that exists now and combining that with new detection hardware and software.  While the hardware components primarily already exist,  the objective is to: Scientifically Validate and Demonstrate the SEED concept within a lab environment. Create the necessary THz Excitation Library & Secondary Emission Library for materials such […]

From Terahertz Imaging to Terahertz Spectroscopy

Terahertz Imaging Scan

Although Terahertz technologies have been used for imaging for a while, Stimulated Emission Enhanced Detection is the most promising technology application and offers a vast improvement over conventional imaging and scanning.  Let’s look at these different technology and applications: 1. Terahertz Enhanced Imaging The first application is THz imaging, a passive application that is essentially […]

What is Terahertz (THz) Technology ?


Terahertz technology, also known as T-rays or submillimeter waves, is a cutting-edge field that explores the invisible spectral realm between microwaves and infrared waves. This uncharted territory holds immense potential for a wide range of applications in fields such as security, medicine, communications, and material science. Understanding the basics of terahertz technology and exploring its […]