Sandwiched between the optical on the short wavelength side and microwave on the long wavelength extreme, the Terahertz (THz) or Far-Infrared spectral region has been considered a remaining scientific gap in the electromagnetic spectrum. Emerging THz techniques, such as spectroscopy, reflectometry and imaging, can address some of the most important problems of the 21st century. Despite myriad potential applications ranging from medical imaging and quality control in complex materials to biomolecular spectroscopy in disease detection; enhanced data processing/communication; and even sensing in security applications, technological advances are limited by a paucity of appropriate spectroscopic characterization tools and materials for THz electronics/photonics.
This symposium solicits abstracts on the advances of THz science and technology in crucial matters such as: materials for efficient generation and detection, ultra-fast communication and imaging, energy, metamaterials, biomedical research, security and screening. Special focus will be put on novel developments in THz frequency-domain, time-domain, ultrafast spectroscopy and imaging methods. Emerging areas such as THz plasmonics and sensing will also be addressed. This symposium will bring together and build bridges among scientists working on material growth and processing, device design, modeling and fabrication, and advanced characterization. Interdisciplinary topics related to physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering and medicine will be connected by invited abstracts in order to accelerate the development of THz materials, devices and related applications.