Terahertz room-temperature integrated parametric source

Terahertz room-temperature integrated parametric source

This project will demonstrate a radically new continuous-wave, electrically pumped terahertz emitter. Compared to existing THz sources, the TREASURE source will bring together several crucial advantages that are far from being simultaneously available in any existing source today: compact size, room-temperature operation, output power scalable up to the microwatt range, custom emission frequency from...
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Scientific community

Scientific community

Concept and project objective(s) The TREASURE project will demonstrate an integrated terahertz (THz) emitter at room temperature, based on a parametric optical process in an AlGaAs device, combining strong material nonlinearity and high optical confinement. The approach followed is based on a quasi-phasematching scheme in...
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Call reference: FP7-ICT-2009-C4 FET OPEN The Future and Emerging Technologies Open Scheme – FET-Open – is a roots-up approach for exploring promising visionary ideas that can contribute to challenges of long term importance for Europe. The scheme stimulates non-conventional targeted exploratory research cutting across all...
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Industry / Innovation

Potential impact The device concept developed within TREASURE will open new perspectives for various THz technological applications, mainly due to the compact and rugged form of the device, to its low-power consumption, and to its room-temperature operation. The expected level of performances is unprecedented both...
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Hired people

A PhD student is partially funded by the TREASURE project:
- Silvia Mariani

Also funded by TREASURE project is the Project Manager at Paris Diderot University:
- Anne-Sophie Refloc'h

A post doc is being funded by the TREASURE project at Julius-Maximilians Universitaet Wuerzburg:
- Fabian Langer


The TREASURE consortium organises:
a workshop session dedicated to electrically-injected nonlinear THz emitters at 300K, within the 7th Terahertz days and GDR-I workshop to be held in Cargèse, Corsica, France, 25-27 March 2013

The TREASURE consortium attended:

7th Optoelectronics & Photonics School, 16-22 March 2013, Trento, Italy

NLO 50 International Symposium, 8-10 October 2012, Barcelona, Spain, "AlGaAs micropillars for THz DFG"

IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference San Diego, USA, 7-10 October 2012, "Room Temperature, Continuous Wave Lasing in Microcylinder and Microring Quantum Dot Laser Diodes"

Nonlinear Optics, 17-21 June 2012, Colorado Springs (Colorado), United States, "Optical Characterization of Nonlinear THz Emitters"

3rd EOS Topical Meeting on Terahertz Science & Technology (TST 2012), 17 -20 June, 2012 Prague, Czech Republic (Poster Presentation)

Industrial Exhibits

The TREASURE consortium attended:

International Quantum Cascade Lasers School & Workshop 2012, September 2-6, 2012, Baden bei Wien, Austria.

Future Security, Security Research Conference, September 4 – 6, 2012, Bonn, Germany.

Pittcon 2012, Orlando, FL from 11 March to 15 March 2012. Major new products and technologies in the field of analytical and laboratory instruments.

Laser Applications to Chemical Security and Environmental (LACSEA), 29 January - 1 February 2012, Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, California, United States

SPIE Defense Security & Sensing, "International Defense, Security & Sensing Exhibition", April 23-27 2012, Baltimore, United States

Swiss NanoConvention 2012, “the prime showcase for nanotechnology in Switzerland”, Lausanne May 23rd 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland

FLAIR 2011 - Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research / September 13-17, 2011, Conference Center, Murnau, Germany

10e Rencontres HélioSpir, September 24, 2011, Montpellier, France

LASER World of PHOTONICS, May 23-26, 2011 Munich, Germany

"Alliance" organization was visited in order to prepare a technology offer on the "Enterprise Europe Network"