Sydney THz Lab

Latest News:

01/07/2022

Farewell to Sabrina Garattoni, who visited our lab as part of her Masters at the Milan Politecnico, co-supervised by Prof. Giuseppe Della Valle. Happy thesis writing!

17/03/2022

Congratulations Hugo Stackhouse for winning the UG Honours Scholarship in Photonics to study Honours in the Sydney Terahertz Lab!

18/03/2021

Top Up Scholarships for Masters and PhD students available now! Apply today!

Who are we?

We are a team of experimentalists and theoreticians working in all things terahertz. We are part of the umbrella Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, physically located at the School of Physics, University of Sydney.

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Terahertz made easy

Our laboratory has recently installed a state-of-the-art Menlo TeraK15 terahertz system for fast, easy, real-time terahertz scanning and fast imaging.

Near-field versatility

Our lab also provides near field imaging capabilities via our Protemics Teraspike Microprobes at any polarization.

Selected Publications

A. Stefani, B. T. Kuhlmey, J. Digweed, B. Davies, Z. Ding, H. Zreiqat, M. Mirkhalaf, and A. Tuniz, “Flexible terahertz photonic light-cage modules for in-core sensing and high temperature applications”, ACS Photonics 9, 2128–2141 (2022). 

A. Stefani, J. Skelton, A. Tuniz, “Bend losses in flexible polyurethane antiresonant terahertz waveguides”, Optics Express 29 28692-28703 (2021)

A. Stefani et al., Terahertz orbital angular momentum modes with flexible twisted hollow core antiresonant fiber, APL Photonics 3, 051708 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5016283

S. Atakaramians et al, Fiber-Drawn Metamaterial for THz Waveguiding and Imaging, J Infrared Millim Terahertz Waves 38, 1162 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1007/s10762-017-0383-0

H. Li et al., Flexible single-mode hollow-core terahertz fiber with metamaterial cladding, Optica 3, 941-947 (2016) https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.3.000941

A. Tuniz et al., Metamaterial fibres for subdiffraction imaging and focusing at terahertz frequencies over optically long distances, Nature Communications 4, 2706 (2013) https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms3706

Director Alessandro Tuniz
Founding Directors Boris Kuhlmey and Alexander Argyros
Honorary Affiliate Alessio Stefani
Academic Affiliate Simon Fleming
Local Collaborators Talal Khan (UNSW), Shaghik Atakaramians (UNSW)
International Collaborators Dusan Lorenc (ILC, Slovakia), Falk Eilenberger (IOF, Germany), Prof. Giuseppe Della Valle (Milan Politecnico)
Former Staff/Students Sabrina Garattoni, Juliano Hayashi, Gordon Li, Jonathan Skelton, Jessienta Anthony, Haisu Li