Scientific Profile and Research Areas

The field of Teratronics comprises methods and technologies that are needed to generate, process, and characterize terabit/s data streams and electromagnetic waveforms with terahertz bandwidths or carrier frequencies.

Teratronics is a multi-disciplinary research field embracing key aspects of optics and photonics, high-frequency electronics, high-throughput digital signal processing and teratronic systems. It is characterized by an intimate and inseparable co-integration of these elements. Applications of teratronic systems comprise terabit/s data communications, processing of waveforms with THz bandwidth, and exploitation of such waveforms in metrology and sensing.

Research in the field of teratronics requires expert knowledge in physics, materials science, electrical engineering, systems engineering, and computer science. These skills cannot be acquired in the framework of any of the classical academic disciplines. HIRST offered until 2019 a multi-disciplinary training program that enabled next-generation researchers to explore the immense potential of Teratronics.


Teratronic innovation chain and former HIRST research areas

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