Newsletter registration

Austria.
Where Great Emphasis is Put on Research.

New record achieved in terahertz pulse generation

Research team © TU Wien; Juraj Darmo, Dominic Bachmann and Karl Unterrainer

The unique properties of terahertz radiation is of interest for a wide range of potential applications, including non-invasive medical imaging and the detection of hazardous substances. Terahertz waves can penetrate many materials that are opaque to visible light and, unlike X-radiation, do not pose a risk of damage to biological tissue. In addition to this, many substances have a molecular fingerprint in the terahertz range, allowing them to be detected using spectroscopic methods. One efficient way of generating these terahertz waves is using quantum cascade lasers, which a working group led by Prof. Karl Unterrainer at the Photonics Institute at TU Wien has been researching and developing. Quantum cascade lasers consist of a precisely defined sequence of several hundred semiconductor layers that measure just a few nanometers in thickness. This special construction means there is the freedom to select the exact energy state at which the electrons stay within the semiconductor structure. This allows the frequency of the laser light emitted to be adjusted to suit the application in question.

More information is available here.

 

Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter

Testimonials

Events

Meet us at events, seminars and trade shows - worldwide.

  • How to Set up a company in Austria

    28.09.2017, Bratislava, Slovakia

Austria Map

Find the perfect location for your company

Vienna is the driving force for innovations in our company,
and one of the growth drivers.

Ottobock Austria

Logo
More testimonials

news from the business location Austria

Austria supports researchers from all over the world with grants of up to EUR 500,000

Austria aims at further strengthening its dynamic innovation landscape. The Alpine Republic has created a comprehensive funding program entitled “Spin-off Austria”. The new fellowship initiative is designed to appeal to scientists, providing them with up to EUR 500,000 in support to further convert their research results and findings into specific business ideas.

Tax Incentives for Companies in Business Location Austria

It is a challenge for companies to learn their way around the complex Austrian tax landscape. As a result, they often forego tax advantages they could claim. Business Location Austria offers a series of tax benefits for holding companies, tax groups and research-intensive companies.

More news All blog posts