Terahertz (THz) technology is nowadays in strong demand in a wide variety of fields, ranging from basic science to practical areas such as high-speed wireless communication, medicine, and security. However, because terahertz frequency region is located between the electronic and photonic bands, even basic components like detectors and sources have not been fully developed, compared to the other frequency regions.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of terahertz devices and systems, giving students tips for technical breakthroughs in this area.
Terahertz (THz) technology can be developed by either electronics or photonics. This course enables students to acquire a wide range of knowledge regarding devices and systems based on electrons, electromagnetic waves, and lights.
Terahertz, Source, Detector, Spectroscopy, Imaging
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Discussions among students and presentation by students will be performed together with lectures.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction||Understand the background of terahertz technology|
|Class 2||Source I||Learn terahertz sources based on electronics|
|Class 3||Source II||Learn terahertz sources based on photonics|
|Class 4||Detector I||Learn terahertz detectors based on electronics|
|Class 5||Detector II||Learn terahertz detectors based on photonics|
|Class 6||Components (antenna, filter, etc.)||Learn terahertz components such as antennas and filters|
|Class 7||Test level of understanding with exercise problems||Test level of understanding for classes 1–6|
|Class 8||Spectroscopy I||Learn terahertz spectroscopy|
|Class 9||Spectroscopy II||Learn terahertz spectroscopy|
|Class 10||Imaging I||Learn terahertz imaging|
|Class 11||Imaging II||Learn terahertz imaging|
|Class 12||Applications of terahertz technology I||Learn applications of terahertz technology to sensing and analysis|
|Class 13||Applications of terahertz technology II||Learn applications of terahertz technology to wireless communication|
|Class 14||Advanced development||Understand cutting-edge technologies|
|Class 15||Summary and review||Summarize and review classes 1–14|
斗内 政吉、『テラヘルツ技術』オーム社 ISBN: 978-4274202414 (Japanese)
深澤 亮一、『分析・センシングのためのテラヘルツ波技術』日刊工業新聞社 ISBN: 978-4526071232 (Japanese)
Handbook of Terahertz Technologies: Devices and Applications, edited by Ho-Jin Song and Tadao Nagatsuma, ISBN: 978-9814613088
Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging, Sensing and Communications, edited by D. Saeedkia, ISBN: 978-0-85709-235-9
Students' level of understanding will be assessed.
Presentation and discussion 30%, Exercise problems 30%, Final report 40%
Students preferably have completed the above related courses.
Contact by e-mail in advance.