Thomas Tongue
"No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous." - Henry Adams


Below I have collected a sample of all the writing I've done over the years, from professional work to creative fiction. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions!

Zomega Related

Since its founding, I've been writing proposals, journal papers, product documentation, an eBook, brochures and the web site for Zomega. A small sample of these documents are listed/linked below:


The Terahertz Wave eBook

An iBook that covers the basics of Terahertz emission and detection, specifically targeted for a non-expert audience.

Journal Publications:

Development of a compact terahertz time-domain spectrometer for the measurement of the optical properties of biological tissues.

Wilmink, J., Ibey, B., Tongue, T., Schulkin, B., Laman, N., Peralta, X., Roth, C., Cerna, C., Rivest, B., Grundt, J., and Roach, W., Journal of Biomedical Optics 16(4), , (2011)

Assessment of terahertz spectroscopy to detect antibiotic residues in food and feed matrices

A. Redo-Sanchez, G. Salvatella, R. Galceran, E. Roldos, J.-A. Garcia-Reguero, M. Castellari and J. Tejada, Analyst, 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C0AN01016B

Terahertz generation from SI-GaAs stripline antenna with different structural parameters

Wei Shi, Lei Hou, Zheng Liu, and Thomas Tongue, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, A107-A112 (2009)

Coherent millimeter wave to mid-infrared measurements with continuous bandwidth reaching 40 THz

Karpowicz, N., Chen, J., Tongue, T., and Zhang, X.-C., Electronics Letters 44, 544-545, (2008)

Imagiware Related

My first venture was in Internet presence services (software, consulting, web hosting, etc), which was built with Brian Casey, starting out in New Mexico and eventually moving to Madison, WI.

Writing Doctor HTML Modules

This is a tutorial I wrote for licensees of Doctor HTML on how to add new tests to the product.

Procedure for Web Server Troubleshooting

An internal Imagiware document for employees on how to troubleshoot problems with the web server. This guide is no longer used since we've gone to a new system, but it serves as a good example of internal documentation that I've written.

Astronomical Publications

Before I started Imagiware, I was studying Astrophysics at New Mexico Tech and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, NM. I was primary author for the following publications (unless otherwise noted):

Radio Continuum and HI Emission in Holmberg II: Tracing the Energy Balance in the ISM

Published in the Astronomical Journal in 1995, volume 109, p. 2462. You can read the abstract here, courtesy of the NASA ADS Astronomy Abstract Service

The HI Topology of M33: Samples from NGC 595 and NGC 604

Published in the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society in 1994, volume 26, p. 1433. This was in conjunction with a poster that I presented at the 185th AAS Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. More on this article can be found at here, courtesy of the NASA ADS Astronomy Abstract Service.

Supernova 1994I in NGC 5194

This is part of an IAU circular (#5990) that I submitted with my classmates as part of in-class observations at the Very Large Array. We had observed NGC 5194 forty nine days before a supernova was detected optically in that object, so we were able to place upper limits on radio continuum brightness of the object prior to going supernova.

The Geometry of the H I of Several Members of the M81 Group: The H I is Fractal

Published in the Astronomical Journal in 1999, volume 117, p. 868. I was a contributing author on this paper, which can be read online here, courtesy of The Astronomical Journal.


Nexus (6H05T) (PDF)

Sci-Fi short fiction about a computer enabled collective conciousness.

The Cost of a City (PDF)

Fantasy short fiction based on characters and places from my Hebridonia RPG setting.