The world's most powerful terahertz quantum cascade laser

Terahertz radiation has many applications—but high intensity terahertz radiation sources are hard to build. A team of researchers at TU Vienna has now managed to create a new kind of quantum cascade laser with an output ...

Graphene can emit laser flashes

Graphene is considered the jack-of-all-trades of materials science: The two-dimensional honeycomb-shaped lattice made up of carbon atoms is stronger than steel and exhibits extremely high charge carrier mobilities. It is ...

Researchers develop light transistor

TU Vienna has managed to turn the oscillation direction of beams of light – simply by applying an electrical current to a special material. This way, a transistor can be built that functions with light instead of electrical ...

Terahertz technology: Seeing more with less

Terahertz technology is an emerging field that promises to improve a host of useful applications, ranging from passenger scanning at airports to huge digital data transfers. Terahertz radiation sits between the frequency ...

Electrified graphene a shutter for light

(Phys.org) -- An applied electric voltage can prompt a centimeter-square slice of graphene to change and control the transmission of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths from the terahertz to the midinfrared.

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