Tuesday, 29 January 2013

TeraView at "DAE-BRNS National Laser Symposium" to be held in Mumbai, February 6-9, 2013

The Indian Laser Association (ILA), is organizing the "DAE-BRNS National Laser Symposium" to be held in Mumbai during February 6-9, 2013.

This is the 21st National Laser Symposium (NLS-21) and 12th in the series sponsored by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) of the Department of Atomic Energy.

The symposium will cover frontline research in basic laser physics, as well as significant advances in development and application of laser technology in several disciplines of science.
This exhibition will be in the BARC campus.

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Monday, 28 January 2013

Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology

23 - 26 September 2013
Internationales Congress Center
Dresden Germany

Roberto Zamboni, Istituto per la Sintesi Organica e la Fotoreattività (Italy); Francois Kajzar, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania); Attila A. Szep, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

This conference will highlight state of the art and emerging nano-bio materials and devices and their role in the development of new security and defence systems. The aim is to review materials and device R&D, in progress, in both Europe and the USA, based on nano-bio materials technologies for photonic, electronic and optoelectronic applications and to promote closer collaboration and awareness of common objectives and potential advances. It will also seek to bring together researchers from different materials science, physics, chemistry, biology and engineering areas. The conference should be of interest to research scientists and engineers, project managers, senior scientific staff, materials producers and device manufacturers in Europe and the USA.

Papers should focus on short technology reviews or recent results of new materials processes and devices, with particular application to security and defence technologies. The materials and devices may be based on nano-, bio- and metamaterials-based technologies including inorganics, organics, biopolymers, and hybrids as well as devices that take advantage of these materials technologies. Papers may address practical, theoretical and modeling aspects of the subject. Fields of study will include:

  • organic, inorganic and hybrid-based photonics and optoelectronics
  • organic inorganic and hybrid-based laser and amplifier materials
  • smart materials, systems and devices for sensing and diagnostic
  • organic and inorganic-based photodetectors
  • organic and inorganic-based displays
  • nanophotonic and nano-optoelectronics structures
  • photonic bandgap materials
  • biomolecular recognition materials
  • biopolymer-based photonics
  • biotronics
  • biomaterials
  • plasmonic structures and applications
  • metamaterials and metamaterials-based devices
  • nonlinear optical materials and devices
  • predictive modeling of materials parameters for specific applications
  • electroluminescent materials and devices
  • photorefractive and photochromic materials and processes
  • polymer optical waveguides and fibres
  • multiphoton processes
  • charge transport in organic materials
  • simulation of physical processes in molecular media.

  • Conference SD109
    This conference has an open call for papers:

    Tuesday, 22 January 2013

    Terahertz Wave Approach and Application on FRP Composites

    Research Article

    Terahertz Wave Approach and Application on FRP Composites

    Received 27 October 2012; Accepted 12 January 2013
    Academic Editor: Abbas S. Milani
    for full paper see  http://www.hindawi.com/journals/amse/aip/563962/

    ... between spatial resolution and penetration depth. The terahertz instrumentation systems used
    in this research were provided by TeraView Limited. The instrumentation includes a time domain
    spectroscopy (TDS) pulsed system and a frequency domain continuous wave ...

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    Friday, 18 January 2013

    The article "Characterisation of historic plastics using terahertz timedomain spectroscopy and pulsed imaging" has been cited.

    The article Characterisation of historic plastics using terahertz timedomain spectroscopy and pulsed imaging  has been cited in:
    Investigation of the degradation of cellulose acetate museum artefacts
    Littlejohn, D., Pethrick, R.A., Quye, A., Ballany, J.M.
    Polymer Degradation and Stability
    volume 98, issue 1, year 2013, pp. 416 - 424

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    Open access solutions available for this journal

    Details about the article:
    Characterisation of historic plastics using terahertz timedomain spectroscopy and pulsed imaging
    Pastorelli, G., Trafela, T., Taday, P.F., Portieri, A., Lowe, D., Fukunaga, K., Strlič, M.
    Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
    volume 403, issue 5, year 2012, pp. 1405 - 1414

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    Wednesday, 9 January 2013

    Two open PhD positions in the fields of: Terahertz nonlinear and quantum optics

    Terahertz spectroscopy of graphene and related materials at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP), Mainz, Germany

    Ultrafast dynamics & Terahertz spectroscopy group at MPIP is looking for two motivated and
    ambitious PhD candidates to strengthen its on‐going research in the broadly defined fields of
    “Terahertz nonlinear and quantum optics” and “Terahertz spectroscopy of graphene and related

    The group is led by Prof. Dmitry Turchinovich, and is a part of collaborative department of
    Molecular Spectroscopy, headed by MPIP director Prof. Mischa Bonn. The group uses the stateof‐
    the‐art methods of ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy (linear, nonlinear, ultrabroadband, optical
    pump – THz probe, THz pump – optical probe) to investigate the basic properties of light and
    matter on ultrafast timescales.

    Our research involves collaboration with the partners both at MPIP and University of Mainz, and
    at several universities and companies in Europe and the U.S. Both PhD projects will involve a
    research stay abroad (in Europe or the U.S.).

    The candidates must hold a university degree in physics or electrical/optical engineering (or
    equivalent). The applicants are expected to have an experimental background in at least one of
    the following:

    •  ultrafast / terahertz spectroscopy
    •  semiconductor physics
    •  ultrafast lasers / laser physics
    •  nonlinear optics
    •  quantum optics
    •  spintronics

    as well as a good understanding of fundamentals of solid state physics and quantum mechanics.

    Proven experience with data acquisition and data analysis software (LabView, Matlab, etc) is a
    strong advantage.

    Further information
    Both PhD positions are open until filled. Please submit your inquiries and applications via e‐mail
    to Prof. Dmitry Turchinovich (turchino@mpip‐mainz.mpg.de) or Prof. Mischa Bonn

    The application must contain: a CV, a list of publications (if any), a letter (max. 2 A4) motivating the choice of a research project, and the contacts of 1‐2 referees.

    Applications without the letter of motivation will not be considered.

    Friday, 4 January 2013

    Ca Doped YBCO Films in THz Frequency range

    E Färber1, N Bachar1,2, H Castro3, E Zhukova4 and B Gorshunov4

    1 Laboratory for Superconductivity and Optical Spectroscopy, Ariel University Center of Samaria 40700, Israel
    2 School of Physics and Astronomy, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Science, Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv 69978, Israel
    3 Physics Department, National University of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
    4 Submillimeter Spectroscopy Department, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia 

    J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 400 022018 doi:10.1088/1742-6596/400/2/022018

    Ca doped YBaCuO thin films were investigated using frequency and time domain THz spectroscopy. A non-monotonic behavior was observed in with a maximum at about 1.8 meV and 1.2 meV depending on Ca concentration. Two batches of thin films 500–600Å thick where used; one of 5% and the other of 10% Ca concentration. The films show a clear c-axis orientation and 77K for the 5% Ca and 10% Ca respectively. Both thin film batches show a decrease in plasma frequency as temperature increases and superconducting transition is approached. The quasiparticles scattering rate decreases in the normal state and drops when Tc is approached. The imaginary part of the conductivity was found to be proportional to 1/ω, known from the delta-function response.

    TPS Spectra 300for full paper see http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/400/2/022018/pdf/1742-6596_400_2_022018.pdf

    ......TeraView, time domain spectrometer, a complex transmission function was obtained directly........

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