Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory
Bridging the THz gap
We demonstrate innovating technologies within the terahertz (0.3 – 10 THz) spectra with applications ranging from basic science to future wireless sensors and communication systems. Today, terahertz technology is an indispensable tool for space science, with the hope of gaining fundamental knowledge of the origin of our universe, and for atmospheric science, which is directly related to the environmental challenge and climate change effects. Sandwiched between the visible light on the short wavelength side and radio waves on the long wavelength extreme, the sub-millimetre wave radiation or terahertz wave radiation has long been considered the last uncharted scientific gap in the electromagnetic spectrum. This is the part of the spectrum where optical and microwave techniques meet. Our research aims to close the THz-gap and light up the last dark region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
With a strong heritage in instrumentation for radio astronomy, we focus our research on the following main topics.
We fabricate unique terahertz components in our state-of-the-art Nanofabrication facility at MC2 and evaluate demonstrators in our top-class terahertz characterisation facility (Kollberg lab). The laboratory is enrolled in teaching microwave engineering, semiconductor device physics and basic physics for engineers.
Head of Laboratory