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Atmospheric processes
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THz Optics
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Last update: 21.08.2018
THz Optics
THz Optics
The research of the THz Optics group concerns the development, measurement and application of quasi-optical components and systems at submillimeter wavelengths for atmospheric and astrophysical research. Numerical simulations and measurements in amplitude and phase are used to optimize the performance of components and instruments up to the terahertz range.

We are currently engaged in the electromagnetic design and characterization of the on-board blackbody calibration targets for the Ice Cloud Imager (ICI) and Microwave Sounder (MWS) instruments of the MetOp-SG mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). For the Submillimeter Wave Instrument (SWI) of ESA's Jupiter mission JUICE we are developing the optical design and the calibration target, as well as performing the radiometric tests of the receiver unit at cryogenic temperatures.
 
Jacob Karl Friedrich   Contact  
Portrait Karl Friedrich Jacob
Division:Microwave Physics
Group:THz Optics
Status:Ph.D. student
 
Kotiranta, Dr. Mikko   Contact  
Portrait Mikko Kotiranta, Dr.
Division:Microwave Physics
Group:THz Optics
Status:Postdoc
 
Murk, Dr. Axel   Contact  
Portrait Axel Murk, Dr.
Division:Microwave Physics
Group:THz Optics
Status:IAP Director,
Head of division,
Head of group
 
Plüss Tobias   Contact  
Portrait Tobias Plüss
Division:Microwave Physics
Group:THz Optics
Status:Engineering
 
Speirs, Dr. Peter   Contact  
Portrait Peter Speirs, Dr.
Division:Microwave Physics
Group:THz Optics
Status:Postdoc
 
Sterken, Dr. Veerle   Contact  
Division:Microwave Physics
Group:THz Optics
Status:Postdoc