New paper selected as Editor's pick in APL!

Some press releases: Read about our recent report on THz intersubband electroluminescence from n-type Ge/SiGe quantum cascade structures!

Our recent report in Applied Physics Letters was selected as Editor's pick! We detected THz intersubband electroluminescence from n-type Ge/SiGe...

New FLASH publications

Three new FLASH papers appeared in Physical Review B and Physical Review Materials!

Long term vision of the project

This project has the aim of developing a cheap, compact, and high performance photonic platform compatible with mainstream Si-CMOS technology operating in the 1-10 THz range. By addressing significant material science challenges with innovative experimental and theoretical approaches, we will demonstrate two key components of the platform, i.e. the integrated source and low loss waveguides. As a light source, we will develop a quantum cascade laser based on electronic transitions occurring in the conduction band of Ge-rich GeSi/Ge quantum heterostructures. Read more



THz radiation

The Terahertz (THz) region of the electromagnetic spectrum lies between microwaves and the infrared. Its characteristic wave frequency thus extends from about 0.3 THz (a wavelength of 1 mm) to around 10 THz (a wavelength of 30 μm). The blooming interest for this spectral region is driven by a variety of reasons. Read more.

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