354.092 Fundamentals of THz Techniques
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the basic operation principles of main THz devices and THz techniques, they are able to orient themselves in diverse technologies used in the THz frequency range.

Subject of course

THz systems and sources: short-pulse and continues-wave (CW) THz photomixing systems, Schottky-diode multipliers, THz quantum cascade lasers (QCLs), resonant-tunnelling diodes (RTDs), etc.

THz detectors: Schottky diodes, plasma field-effect transistors, Golay cell, pyroelectric detectors, etc.

Teaching methods

Oral presentations, discussions

Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu09:30 - 11:0007.03.2024 - 27.06.2024Labor CF0141 Lecture
Fundamentals of THz Techniques - Single appointments
Thu07.03.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture
Thu14.03.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture
Thu21.03.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture
Thu11.04.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture
Thu18.04.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture
Thu25.04.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture
Thu02.05.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture
Thu16.05.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture
Thu23.05.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture
Thu06.06.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture
Thu13.06.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture
Thu20.06.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture
Thu27.06.202409:30 - 11:00Labor CF0141 Lecture

Examination modalities

The students draw a question on one of the topics discussed during the course

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
20.01.2024 08:00 27.02.2024 08:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
710 FW Elective Courses - Electrical Engineering Not specified


The lecture course is to large extent based on the text book "Terahertz Techniques", Erik Bründermann, Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers, Maurice Kimmitt.  Supplementary reading materials may be provided on the topics covered in the lectures.

Previous knowledge

Good basic knowledge of electronics, optics, semiconductor physics, and electrodynamics is a prerequisite for the course. The course is conceived for Master or PhD students. Bachelor students in the last semesters might be also capable to handle the content.