Center for Terahertz Science and Technology Eindhoven

Terahertz (THz) radiation is electromagnetic radiation in the frequency range spanning from 100 GHz to 10 THz. This range, comprised between high-frequency electronics and low-frequency photonics, has remained relatively unexplored for decades due to the lack of efficient sources and compact THz systems. The CTSTe performs research in this exciting field, unveiling new applications and developing THz technology.  

Research Profile

The Center for Terahertz Science and Technology Eindhoven (CTSTe) is an interdisciplinary research center at TU/e developing THz technology and applying THz radiation in novel applications and for fundamental research. The center has initiated its activities in 2021 at the departments of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, but has the ambition to grow transversally incorporating research activities relevant for different fields. CTSTe has initially identified 6 focus areas where THz radiation can make impact. These focus areas are:



3rd Dutch Terahertz symposium will be organized by CTSTe in 2024

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Terahertz activities at TU/e were initiated in 2011 with prof. Marion Matters-Kammerer (Department of Electrical Engineering) at the Center for Wireless Technology Eindhoven (CWTe) focusing on wireless communication. These activities were further expanded in 2015 and 2017, with the moves of the groups of Profs. Jaime Gómez Rivas (Department of Applied Physics) and Idelfonso Tafur Monroy (Department of EE) from AMOLF/Philips and DTU to TU/e. Profs. Gómez Rivas and Tafur Monroy brought their expertise in THz photonics. The recent incorporation in 2020 of Dr. Dook van Mechelen (Department of EE) from ABB, with his broad industrial expertise, makes TU/e the strongest institution in The Netherlands in the fields of THz Science of Technology. With this expanded scope of technology and applications, we now want to take the step of organizing the THz activities in a dedicated Center for Terahertz Science & Technology. On July 14th 2021 the foundation of the CTSTe was announced. 


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    Groene Loper 19
    5612 AP Eindhoven
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    P.O. Box 513
    5600 MB Eindhoven
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