At the Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory we conduct research on new materials, devices and circuits for applications in the microwave, millimetre wave and terahertz frequency region.
Sandwiched between the visible light on the short wavelength side and radio waves on the long wavelength extreme, the terahertz or submillimetre wave radiation has long been considered the last remaining scientific gap in the electromagnetic spectrum. Consequently, this is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum (0.1-10 THz) where optical and microwave techniques meet. We fabricate novel devices in our state-of-the-art Nanofabrication facility at MC2 and evaluate these in various circuit demonstrators in our top-class microwave and terahertz characterisation facilities.
Our research finds applications in radio astronomy, atmospheric science, life science, radar sensors, THz-imaging systems, and future wireless communication systems.