Topical Collection "THz Spectroscopy: Basic Science and Application"

A topical collection in Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This collection belongs to the section "Optics and Lasers".


Guest Editor
Prof. Jerzy Łusakowski E-Mail
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: THz spectroscopy; semiconductor plasma; magnetotransport

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

The last two decades have witnessed a rapid growth of THz-related achievements both in basic science and applications. Different paths of THz research based on time–domain and Fourier spectroscopy systems, monochromatic excitations, applications of strong magnetic fields or intense radiation lead to more and more advanced experiments, revealing basic properties of matter at the quantum level and development of new THz techniques. THz devices and THz-oriented technologies and materials have become indispensable tools in advanced laboratories.

This Special Issue of Applied Sciences on “THz Spectroscopy: Basic Science and Applications” aims at presenting a collection of papers which will show the current status of research referring to quantum phenomena occurring at THz frequencies, THz properties of advanced materials, and performance of THz devices. We encourage authors to submit papers describing results of their studies on various aspects of THz science, ranging from sources and detectors, through THz optical components and plasmonic devices to metamaterials or topological insulators.

We express our hope that this Special Issue will serve as a useful reference both for specialists looking for new ideas and newcomers wishing to find out the beauty of the world observed in the THz light.

Prof. Jerzy Łusakowski
Guest Editor

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  • THz sources and detectors
  • THz spectroscopy
  • THz metamaterials
  • semiconductor plasma and plasmonic devices
  • THz metamaterials
  • THz experimental techniques
  • narrow-gap semiconductors
  • topological insulators

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