Research Lab

Center for Terahertz Science and Technology Eindhoven

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.

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.  

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:

  1. THz applications for Agri-food
  2. THz biomedical diagnosis 
  3. Industrial processes monitoring with THz radiation
  4. Safety and security with THz waves
  5. THz diagnosis and spectroscopy for energy research
  6. Other disruptive domains of THz radiation