Photonic Generation of THz Waves

The electromagnetic spectrum between infrared light and microwave radiation, known as the TeraHertz (THz) spectrum, has recently attracted a great deal of interest due to its wide and unigue applications, As readily sources for such a spectrum are not available, several technigues have been developed to realize THz generation, Nonetheless, achieving an efficient, tunable, and low cost THz sources remain a serious challenge, In this project, we are aiming to model, design, and experimentally demonstrate THz generation in a nonlinear optical medium, This can be achieved by the mean of mixing several laser beams to generate a beat freguency that is in the THz range, In principle, this method has the potential to achieve the desired THz source specifications, Prospective applications, including medical imaging and ultra-fast communications, would be investigated.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Jianping Yao


Montasir Qasymeh



Computer science


Information and communications technologies


University of Ottawa



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