Fully-coherent Terahertz Detection via Biased Nonlinear Micro-slit

This project is concerned with the development of a novel commercial product for broadband low energy photon detection in the terahertz (THz) spectral range, lying between the traditional microwave and optical regions. Currently available THz detection techniques however are commonly limited to a narrow spectrum, typically below 3-4 THz. This Mitacs Accelerate project is devoted to the realization of a new compact device, based on Air-Biased Coherent Detection {ABCD) scheme, which will open new perspectives for implementing innovative detection techniques for broadband terahertz detection {>12 THz). We strongly believe that the proposed research will prepare the ground for a new generation of time resolved characterization techniques based on the ABCD detection scheme. The simplicity of our concept may well lead to the cost performance and mass-reproducible characteristics, prerequisite to successful commercialization by our industrial partner OptoElectronic Components Inc.

Faculty Supervisor:

Roberto Morandotti


Diego Caraffini


OptoElectronic Components


Physics / Astronomy




Université INRS



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