Engineering the Next Generation of Broadband Terahertz Technologies (2020–2022)

Abstract:
This project proposes a new broadband, high-power, laser technology for THz sensing. This semiconductor laser based THz technology is crucial for a wide range of applications requiring the acquisition of THz spectral signatures of materials and high-frame rate hyper-spectral THz imaging. We propose two pathways to engineer this novel THz technology: using a tuneable, coupled-cavity quantum cascade semiconductor laser and by creating the broad emission spectra through active mode locking in a THz semiconductor laser. The THz laser coupled with the self-detection technique is the key to realising this, and will be explored both in model and experiment.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Associate Dean(External Engagement)
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Professor
    School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Senior Lecturer in Statistics
    Mathematics
    Faculty of Science
  • UQ Amplify Researcher
    School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council