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Special Issue "Advances in THZ Spectroscopy"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Structure Analysis and Characterization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Renato Torre

European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Firenze Via Carrara 1, Sesto Fiorentino 50019, Firenze, Italy
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Interests: non-linear spectroscopy; time-resolved spectroscopy; ultrafast laser spectroscopy; transient grating; optical kerr effect; glass structure and dynamics; glass transition; acoustic propagation; phononic phenomena; liquid crystal; birefringence; order-disorder transitions; water physics

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

With the Terahertz (THz) radiation, the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum covering the frequency range of 0.1-10 THz, corresponding to the radiation wavelengths from 3000 to 30 μm, is usually indicated. In recent years, a series of coherent sources and detection technologies have been developed covering the THz spectrum; hence far-infrared spectroscopy meets a renewed and great interest. This interest ranges from fundamental research that can now investigate the low frequency dynamics with appropriate tools, to technological applications that take advantage of the non-ionizing, non-invasive and penetrable characteristics of THz radiation.

However, THz spectroscopy is still in its infancy and a rapid increase in the efficiency and quality of spectroscopy techniques will develop in the coming years. In particular, for fundamental research the interaction of high-intensity THz pulses with matter is a hot topic, which requires an extension of the theoretical models of non-linear phenomena from optical frequencies to THz ones. Furthermore, among the numerous technological applications, a rapid and efficient THz imaging method remains to be implemented; this is not a trivial task that requires to overcome a series of technical limitations present today in THz technology.

In this special issue, we are planning to collect a series of research studies related to THz spectroscopy. They may include experimental investigations, theoretical models and methods of data analysis for signal extraction; as well as new sources of THz radiation, detection apparatus including methods of imaging and/or characterization of THz radiation.

Prof. Dr. Renato Torre
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • THz laser
  • THz radiation
  • far-infrared spectroscopy
  • optical rectification
  • THz time-domain spectroscopy
  • quantum cascade laser
  • THz Spectroscopy
  • THz imaging
  • T-waves

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. Title: Terahertz-Infrared Spectroscopy of Ti4+-Doped M-Type Hexaferrite

Authors: Liudmila Alyabyeva, Samvel Yegiyan, Victor Torgashev, Anatoliy Prokhorov, Denis Vinnik, Svetlana Gudkova, Martin Dressel and Boris Gorshunov

2. Title: Terahertz Hyper-Raman Time-Domain Spectroscopy: A New Spectroscopic Tool

Authors: Andrea Rubano, Sen Mou and Domenico Paparo

3. Title: Terahertz Spatial Radiation Measurements using Frequency Comb

Author: Yuqiang Deng

4. Title: Extending the Domain of Sound Manipulation to the Unexplored Terahertz Window

Author: Alessandro Cunsolo

5. Author: Salvatore Siano

6. Author: Faustino Wahaia

7. Author: Hongsong Qiu

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