High-efficiency nanodevice bridges the terahertz gap
The generation, manipulation and detection of electromagnetic waves across the entire frequency spectrum underpin many of the advances in sensing, imaging, spectroscopy and data processing applications. The last century has witnessed an impressive evolution in devices operating at frequencies either below 0.1 THz or above 50 THz. However, there is a lack of compact systems that work well across the terahertz range, which is why it is often referred to as the ‘terahertz gap’: a band of frequencies in the 0.3-30 THz region. The EU-funded THOR project plans to demonstrate the first fast, low-noise and cost-effective nanodetector working at room temperature in the 1-30 THz range. The project will build on the latest scientific breakthroughs in the molecular cavity optomechanics.
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