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Guest Lecture "Terahertz wave detection based on low-dimensional electron systems"

The Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture will be on Friday, 1 June 2011, at 1100 in the Harrie Massay Lecture Theatre, 25 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AY. The speaker is Dr Yukio Kawano, Quantum Nanoelectronics Research Center, Department of Physical Electronics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
When Jun 01, 2012
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Harrie Massay Lecture Theatre, 25 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AY
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In this talk, Dr Kawano gives the advantageous properties of terahertz (THz) waves - permeability through objects opaque for visible light, the important energy spectrum in the meV range, etc. – which potentially enable various applications of imaging and spectroscopy in this band. However, since the THz region is located between the electronic and photonic bands, even basic components like detector and source have not been fully established, compared to the technically mature other frequency regions. The THz wave also has the problem of low imaging resolution, which results from a much longer wavelength than that of the visible light. He will present a new type of THz sensing and imaging devices based on low-dimensional electron systems, such as carbon nanotube (CNT), graphene, and two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) in a GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure.

About the Speaker:

Dr Kawano was awarded the Sir Martin Wood Prize at the Millennium Science Forum which took
place at the British Embassy, Tokyo, November 2011. The Millennium Science Forum was
established in 1998 to promote scientific exchange between Britain and Japan and recognise the
work of outstanding young Japanese researchers. The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood,
Founder of Oxford Instruments.

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