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An Engineering Approach Towards Creating Ubiquitous THz Applications


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The THz range of the electromagnetic scale is now available for many new possibilities in communications, security and medical fields, due to progress with science, engineering and new electronic devices.

Date and Time

26 May 2017 - 14:00-15:30


London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - London local network.

About this event

Progress in the Terahertz region of the spectrum is now such that real engineering applications can be discussed.  A large bandwidth is available, unlike X-rays, etc. it is safe for humans and non-destructive.  However the radiation is absorbed by water and so not useful for long distance transmission.   It may be approached as extending the r.f. spectrum upwards or extending the optical spectrum downwards.   0.3 to 3 THz is also called the submillimetre waveband, and above that is called ‘super THz’.  CMOS devices are  moving up into the THz range, and applications being found in non-destructive testing and in weapons and security.  It is possible to use FET techniques to generate THz frequencies or else two optical frequencies may be mixed in a non-linearity and the THz difference frequency extracted.

About the speaker

Stepan Lucyszyn is Professor of Millimetre-wave Systems and Director of Centre for Terahertz Science and Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Imperial College London, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom

He was awarded an SERC PhD Studentship at University of London (King's College) in 1989, and after obtaining his doctorate, he worked in industry as a satellite systems engineer for maritime and military communications.  He spent 12 years researching microwave and millimetre-wave RFIC/MMICs

Since 2014, has served as a founding member of the Steering Group for EPSRC’s UK Terahertz Network (TeraNet).

He has DSc from Imperial College, and is a Fellow of IEEE.   IEE  awarded him Fellow status in 2005.



12:00 to 13:45 – lunch.

14:00 to 14:45/15:00 – lecture

14:45/15:00 to 15:30 approximately – questions and discussion

Reasons to attend

An opportunity to learn of the recent developments and many opportunities for application of Terahertz technology, leading to utilization of a so-far underused part of the frequency range.

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Additional information

Delegates will have the opportunity to pre book a lunch at Savoy Place.  The present cost for a two course meal with wine is £16.  It is ESSENTIAL to pre book lunch.

Registration information

Those wishing to attend are asked to send an e-mail by the preceding Monday, giving name(s), and requesting attendance at the lunch and lecture or just the lecture, and in the case of lunch, giving any dietary restrictions.  The e-mail should be sent to both johnfuller500@yahoo.com and tonydavies@ieee.org please note the triple 'e' in the Tony's address, with the subject line [An Engineering Approach Towards Creating Ubiquitous THz Applications Friday 26 May 2017 Friday Lunch and Lecture]. No acknowledgement will be sent unless specifically requested.

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