German Research Foundation (DFG)

Reinhart Koselleck Project

Support Code: DFG PF 661/11-1

Project Initiator:

Pfeiffer, Ullrich, Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
High Frequency Systems in Communications Technology / Terahertz-Technology, Automotive Radar Systems
Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Project Objectives:

Reinhart Koselleck Projects enables outstanding researchers with a proven scientific track record to pusue exceptionally innovative, higher-risk research.

Research in the terahertz range is for modern information technologies - such as high speed data transmission or radar applications in the automotive sector - very important. But this is not the only field of application of the terahertz radiation. This innovative Reinhart Koselleck Project main objective is to bridge the di ffraction barrier in THz instrumentation research with a high-resolution THz imaging systems capable of visualizing fine (microscopic) structures of organic cells in real-time. The high-resolution THz imaging system is made of an array of pixel including all functions such as illumination, propagation, detection, and evanescent field sensing. The imaging principle is based on magnetically coupled split ring resonators (SRR) which generates an evanescent field with exponential decay. Due to monolithic integration, the project opens up uncharted territory in numerous scifienti c disciplines.


Project duration:
Jan 2016 - Dec 2021

German Research Foundation (DFG)

terahertz waves, sub-wavelength resolution, ex-vivo medical imaging, near-field sensor array, silicon technology

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