354.091 New Development in THz Electronics and Photonics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to orient themselves in several new key research topics in the field of THz electronics and photonics. Students will gain an advanced insight into several new developments in the field.

Subject of course

As the basis of this seminar serves a series of invited overview presentations at one of the conferences in the field of THz electronics and photonics. These presentations should give an overview of several main research directions in this field. Each of the presentations will be extensively discussed in the classroom and the technical details touched in the presentations will be clarified.

Each of approximately 6-10 units/seminars of the course consists of the following items:

-         The topic/title of the next seminar will be announced in advance (in TUWEL),

-         ~2-10 page abstract (a short paper) of a conference presentation on the topic will be provided (in TUWEL) as a homework to get a general idea on the contents of the presentation,

-         During the seminar, we will watch a video recording of the presentation (~20 min.) in the classroom,

-         We will discuss the technical details, not-clear places, and different questions related to the contents of the presentation afterwards (~1 h.),

-         As an additional exercise, students can look through references mentioned in the presentation and its abstract.

Tentative list of topics:

-         Generation of THz radiation with p-i-n photodiodes,

-         THz parametric optical oscillators,

-         Short-pulse (time-domain) THz systems,

-         Continues-wave two-colour-laser THz systems,

-         THz resonant-tunnelling diodes,

-         THz quantum cascade lasers,

-         Coherent THz imaging systems,

-         Spatial sub-wavelength confinement of THz radiation for spectroscopy applications,

-         Spoof THz surface plasmon polaritons,

-         Continues-wave two-colour-laser THz systems,

-         THz waveguides.

Teaching methods

Individual work, presentations/lectures in the classroom, discussions

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Fri09:30 - 11:0008.03.2024 - 28.06.2024Labor CF0141 Seminar
New Development in THz Electronics and Photonics - Single appointments
Fri08.03.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri15.03.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri22.03.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri12.04.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri19.04.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri26.04.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri03.05.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri17.05.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri24.05.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri31.05.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri07.06.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri14.06.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri21.06.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar
Fri28.06.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Seminar

Examination modalities

At the oral exam, the students will get a task to explain the contents of one (arbitrary) presentation discussed during the seminars, the abstract/paper of the presentation will be provided.

Active participation in the classroom discussions will be rewarded with +1 bonus point at the exam.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
20.01.2024 08:00 27.02.2024 08:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
710 FW Elective Courses - Electrical Engineering Elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

The course is conceived for Master or PhD students. Bachelor students in the last semesters might be also capable to handle the content.