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Winter 2011: EECS 598-001 Terahertz Technology and applications

Course No.: EECS 598-001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Mona Jarrahi
Prerequisites: EECS 320 and EECS (330 or 334)

Meets MW 10:30-12 in EECS 1008
Course Description:
This course will provide graduate students with an overview on the unique specifications of terahertz waves and potential applications as well as the state of the current terahertz systems and the major technological challenges in the field. The topics covered in this course are THz Sources (vacuum-electronics-based, semiconductor-based, photoconduction-based and nonlinearity-based), THz Detectors (single-photon detectors, microbolometers, Golay cells, Pyroelectric detectors and focal-plane arrays), THz electronic components (waveguides, Metamaterials, filters and modulators), sensing with THz radiation (THz spectroscopy, imaging and tomography), and THz applications (biology, medicine, space sciences, pharmaceutical industry, security and communications).