Terahertz Technology Research Cente

Terahertz Technology Research Center Outline

The terahertz radiation band lies in a marginal area between radio waves and light waves in the electromagnetic spectrum, with frequencies ranging between 100 GHz and 10 THz. Owing to technical issues in its generation and/or detection, this band has remained unexplored until recently. Recent progress in research and development has now enabled us to explore further into this field; attention has been drawn with regard to the possibilities of its applications, such as innovative imaging or measurement techniques and methods for massive data transfer.

In our research center at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), our goal is to contribute in promoting the research and development of terahertz electromagnetic radiation and investigating its applications in a wide range of industrial and academic fields. Working steadily toward this goal, we are mobilizing all the relevant resources that we currently possess, as well as closely collaborating with other research institutes in Japan and other countries.


NoticeOctober 31, 2013 (Wednesday)
The Workshop of JSAP Professional Group on Terahertz (THz) Technology
(JSAP= The Japan Society of Applied Physics=)
- The Prospects for the THz Applications that the New THz Science reflects –

In recent years, the application related material, environmental measurement, security, bio technology is received a lot of attention by the advancing THz Technology.
The deployment related technology and basic science of terahertz region is further developed and, even in various scientific journals are taken up non-linear optical crystal, the THz radiation from the electron accelerator and the material science in the THz region.
In this workshop, the purpose is to the opportunity to induce terahertz applications in the future, to accelerate the research and development by sharing these latest information on "basic research in the THz region".

For more information, please refer to the following URL.

Any interested visitors are welcome to join it.

Date : November 18, 2013 (Monday)
Time : 13:30-18:00
Venue : Nagoya University Venture Business Laboratory, 3F,
Venture Hall (Map: http://www.vbl.nagoya-u.ac.jp/access.html)
NoticeFriday, March 15, 2013
The "Activities" page is updated (new topic added: NICT Symposium—Possible Application of Terahertz Wave Technology in Industry)
NoticeTuesday, February 5, 2013
Call for registration: The Third Seminar of Electromagnetic Metamaterial Research, a project supported by the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) on Innovative Areas, MEXT, Japan (registration is free)
The Secretariat Office of the Electromagnetic Metamaterial Research Meeting announces the upcoming event of the project (the third meeting). Metamaterials are artificial materials currently in the spotlight and expected to be tailored for material development in the terahertz technology research for device components that utilize terahertz radiation. Many important topics will be presented in the meeting. We are calling your attention to register and join the meeting.
EventTuesday, February 5, 2013
Call for registration: NICT Symposium on the Safe and Secure Next-Generation ICT Forum
We are calling your attention to this symposium and to the earthquake-disaster measure technology exhibition. A series of presentations will be given by academic experts who understand the needs for disaster prevention, as well as by researchers who provide the seeds of the technology. Through the panel discussion after the presentation, various topics will be discussed with the presentation speakers regarding future agenda in technology development and research systems necessary for earthquake-disaster measures as well as the pathways in applying the research on new disaster-prevention technologies into practical applications.

Disaster and Crisis Management ICT Symposium 2013 (February 8, 2013) Registration fee: Free

NICT Booth at the 17th Earthquake Technology Expo, Yokohama (February 7 to 8, 2013) Entrance fee: Free

Venue: Pacifico Yokohama, Annex Hall (1-1-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, zip220-0012)

Event Announcement:Date of Event: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
NICT Symposium—Possible Application of Terahertz Wave Technology in Industry

The meeting ended successfully.
NoticeSaturday, December 1, 2012
Our website is launched.
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