227-0455-00L Terahertz: Technology and Applications
|Semester||Spring Semester 2020|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||This block course will provide a solid foundation for understanding physical principles of THz applications. We will discuss various building blocks of THz technology - components dealing with generation, manipulation, and detection of THz electromagnetic radiation. We will introduce THz applications in the domain of imaging, sensing, communications, non-destructive testing and evaluations.|
|Objective||This is an introductory course on Terahertz (THz) technology and applications. Devices operating in THz frequency range (0.1 to 10 THz) have been increasingly studied in the recent years. Progress in nonlinear optical materials, ultrafast optical and electronic techniques has strengthened research in THz application developments. Due to unique interaction of THz waves with materials, applications with new capabilities can be developed. In theory, they can penetrate somewhat like X-rays, but are not considered harmful radiation, because THz energy level is low. They should be able to provide resolution as good as or better than magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), possibly with simpler equipment. Imaging, very-high bandwidth communication, and energy harvesting are the most widely explored THz application areas. We will study the basics of THz generation, manipulation, and detection. Our emphasis will be on the physical principles and applications of THz in the domain of imaging, sensing, communications, non-destructive testing and evaluations. |
The second part of the block course will be a short project work related to the topics covered in the lecture. The learnings from the project work should be presented in the end.
- INTRODUCTION -
Chapter 1: Introduction to THz Physics
Chapter 2: Components of THz Technology
- THz TECHNOLOGY MODULES -
Chapter 3: THz Generation
Chapter 4: THz Detection
Chapter 5: THz Manipulation
- APPLICATIONS -
Chapter 6: THz Imaging / Sensing / Communication
Chapter 7: THz Non-destructive Testing
Chapter 8: THz Applications in Plastic & Recycling Industries
- PROJECT WORK -
Short project work related to the topics covered in the lecture.
Short presentation of the learnings from the project work.
Full guidance and supervision will be given for successful completion of the short project work.
|Lecture notes||Soft-copy of lectures notes will be provided.|
|Literature||- Yun-Shik Lee, Principles of Terahertz Science and Technology, Springer 2009|
- Ali Rostami, Hassan Rasooli, and Hamed Baghban, Terahertz Technology: Fundamentals and Applications, Springer 2010
|Prerequisites / Notice||Basic foundation in physics, particularly, electromagnetics is required. |
Students who want to refresh their electromagnetics fundamentals can get additional material required for the course.