Sydney THz Lab

Latest News:


Two papers on recent experiments showing exotic terahertz near field imaging effects have been accepted for META ’23 in Paris. PhD student Kseniia Lezhennikova will be presenting the results of her recent visit, and A/Prof Boris Kuhlmey will be presenting our recent demonstration of terahertz superlensing. Congratulations team!


We are offering a PhD position for a highly motivated researcher who will be enrolled in PhD program both in Aix-Marseille Université (France) and University of Sydney (Australia). The PhD researcher will participate in the AUFRANDE program co-funded by the European Union (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions).


Congratulations Sabrina Garattoni for a successful Master’s thesis defense! The committee unanimously agreed you were phenomenal!


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!


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


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 emission and detection 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)

S. Atakaramians et al, Fiber-Drawn Metamaterial for THz Waveguiding and Imaging, J Infrared Millim Terahertz Waves 38, 1162 (2017)

H. Li et al., Flexible single-mode hollow-core terahertz fiber with metamaterial cladding, Optica 3, 941-947 (2016)

A. Tuniz et al., Metamaterial fibres for subdiffraction imaging and focusing at terahertz frequencies over optically long distances, Nature Communications 4, 2706 (2013)

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