Light-Matter Interaction in the Terahertz Range (Dr. Malzer, Prof. Weber)

Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Physik

FAU Contact:
Malzer, Stefan Dr.
Weber, Heiko B. Prof. Dr.


The Terahertz spectrum ranges from 100 GHz - 10 Thz and is currently among the most interesting regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Until recently, it was barely accessible, as the frequencies were too high for electronic devices, but too low for optical methods. In the last years, we witnessed a breath taking technical and scientific development. Among our contributions were the development of a tunable, strong cw THz source based on n-i-pn-ip photomixing devices, as well as the development of novel sensitive detection concepts. We further work with Quantum Cascade Terahertz lasers and carry out experiments at the FELBE large-scale facility in Dresden. Among other interests we pursue research with the material system graphene, with which unprecedented experiments become feasable.

Assigned publications

Heide, C., Higuchi, T., Weber, H.B., & Hommelhoff, P. (2018). Coherent Electron Trajectory Control in Graphene. Physical Review Letters, 121.
Niesner, D., Hauck, M., Shrestha, S., Levchuk, I., Matt, G., Osvet, A.,... Fauster, T. (2018). Structural fluctuations cause spin-split states in tetragonal (CH3NH3)PbI3 as evidenced by the circular photogalvanic effect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(38), 9509-9514.
Preu, S., Müller-Landau, C., Malzer, S., Weber, H.B., Döhler, G., Winnerl, S.,... Gossard, A. (2018). Terahertz generation with ballistic photodiodes under pulsed operation. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 33(11).
Higuchi, T., Heide, C., Ullmann, K., Weber, H.B., & Hommelhoff, P. (2017). Light-field-driven currents in graphene. Nature, 550(550), 224–228.
Santamaría-Botello, G., Garcia Munoz, L.E., Sedlmeir, F., Preu, S., Preu, S., Segovia-Vargas, D.,... Weber, H.B. (2016). Maximization of the optical intra-cavity power of whispering-gallery mode resonators via coupling prism. Optics Express, 24(23), 26503-26514.
Sorger, C., Preu, S., Schmidt, J., Winnerl, S., Bludov, Y., Peres, N.,... Weber, H.B. (2015). Terahertz response of patterned epitaxial graphene. New Journal of Physics, 17.
Malzer, S., Wang, L., Gossard, A., Döhler, G., & Preu, S. (2011). Tunable, Continuos-Wave Photomixer Sources and Applications. Journal of Applied Physics, 109, 061301.

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