Today Summer School at the Emergent Photonics Lab !!

Thanks to Jackie Grant (convener of the summer school), and thanks to Jacob Tunesi (in the picture explaining some secrets of femtosecond lasers), Benjamin Werzel and Alessia Pasquazi.




Thanks to THEIA for the support.




Marco Peccianti gave a webinar about engaging the the Master programme at the University of Sussex and choosing Science as career of choice.

The link to the session can be found here.


An aluminum-based terahertz (THz) wire grid polarizer is theoretically investigated and experimentally demonstrated on a subwavelength thin flexible and conformal foil of the
cyclo-olefin Zeonor polymer. THz time-domain spectroscopy characterization, performed on both flat and curved configurations, reveals a high extinction ratio between 40 and 45 dB in the 0.3–1 THz range and in excess of 30 dB up to 2.5 THz. The insertion losses are lower than 1 dB and are almost exclusively due to moderate Fabry–Perot reflections, which vanish at targeted frequencies. The polarizer can be easily fabricated with low-cost techniques such as roll-to-roll and/or large-area electronics processes and promises to open the way for a new class of flexible and conformal THz devices.

The original publication can be found here.

Great Open day today................ a lot of families and interested students visited the Emergent Photonics Lab.

 Thanks to Jacob for the big help!




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Time for a group Photo