AP3701 Submm and terahertz physics and applications

Topics: Time-domain spectroscopy and applications, antennas, terahertz detectors and sources, THz space applications
The submm and terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum, which spans from 100 GHz to 10 THz, has attracted a lot of attention in recent years due to the developments in new detection and generation techniques and due to the applications for astronomic observations in space and the potential applications as an imaging technique for security, environmental and biomedical applications. The Submm and THz frequency range is rapidly emerging which allows unearthing new science and technology. We wish to provide a course in which students can get an introduction and learn the basic physics, and will also be updated with the latest developments.

The course will focus on the topics like time-domain spectroscopy and applications, antennas, terahertz detectors and sources, THz space applications. However, during the course, we will emphasize the basic principles.

  • Understand submm & terahertz electromagnetic radiation and propagation fundamentals, and the basics of typical terahertz detectors and sources.
  • Distinguish different teraheretz antennas with regard to their advantages and disadvantages for terahertz radiations.
  • Explain the working principle of THz Time-Domain Spectroscopy.
  • Build practical experience on a THz imaging setup and a heterodyne receiver system.
  • Highlight recent advances of THz research and development from the academic and astronomic sectors.
  • Summarize state-of-the-art THz applications, including space applications.

VIDEO LECTURE on "Physical Optics Analysis of Focusing Systems" [ PART 1 ] [ PART 2 ]


MSc Hao Gao

Dotseven: mm-wave sensors

prof.dr. Andrea Neto

Applied electromagnetics, THz broadband imaging systems, antennas

Paul Planken

Last modified: 2016-02-24


Credits: 3 EC
Period: 0/0/2/0
Contact: Andrea Neto