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Terahertz spectroscopy on organic substances

The research group built an ATR spectrometer for the Terahertz field. ATR means "attenuated total reflection". With this spectrometer we will investigate on processes of crystallization and other proceedings in solutions.

In addition the semiconductor photonics group studies the THz properties of liquid crystals. Beside the physical understanding of the material parameters we also try to identify liquid crystals, which could function as basic material for switchable THz components.


N. Vieweg et al., Molecular properties of liquid crystals in the terahertz frequency range, Opt. Exp. 18, 6097 (2010) [doi]

N. Vieweg et al., Ultrabroadband terahertz spectroscopy of a liquid crystal, Opt. Exp. 20, 28249 (2012) [doi]

N. Vieweg et al., Electrically Tunable Terahertz Filters, J. Infrared Milli Terahz Waves 33, 327 (2012) [doi]

K. Altmann et al., Polymer stabilized liquid crystal phase shifter for terahertz waves, Opt. Exp. 21, 12395 (2013) [doi]

M. Reuter et al., Highly birefringent, low-loss liquid crystals for THz applications, APL Materials 1, 012107 (2013) [doi]

N. Vieweg et al., Terahertz Absorption of Nematic Liquid Crystals, J. Infrared Milli Terahz Waves 35, 478 (2014) [doi]