Imperial College London hosts a number of THz research activities within the Departments of Materials, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Physics. In addition, with respect to security applications of terahertz radiation, CTSE collaborates closely with Imperial's Institute of Security Science and Technology.
CTSE aims to become a focal point for industrial cooperation in this rapidly growing area. The Department of Materials at Imperial College London provides a dedicated laboratory for the Centre.
The CTSE has an existing TeraView TPS Spectra 3000 system; a state-of-the-art turnkey time-domain measurement system for undertaking THz imaging and spectroscopy between 0.06 and 4 THz. In addition the Centre has a frequency-domain on-wafer probe system operating up to 0.11THz using the Agilent N5250A Performance Network Analyser.
Terahertz sensing for security, biomedical sensing and defence represent key applications.