International Consortium

                                 for Development of High-Power THz Science and Technology

The International Consortium for Development of High-Power Terahertz Science and Technology is organized by the Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region at the  University  of Fukui (FIR UF).


New announcement (Feb. 12, 2017)

The "Cross-Appointment" system in FIR Center from FY 2017. For more details, please click here.



The 6th International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT 2017) and the 2nd International Symposium on Development of High-Power Terahertz Science and Technology
(DHP-TST 2017) will be held from March 7 to March 9, 2017 in the University of Fukui, Japan.
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In this Consortium participate 13 institutions from 9 countries as shown below.

Word map with logos and national flags of the participant institutions


(An excerpt from the Agreement for International Consortium for "Development of High-Power Terahertz Science and Technology"

signed by all participating institutions)

"The frequency range from sub-THz to THz remains an undeveloped field, because of a lack of high-power radiation sources. Presently, however, the development of high frequency gyrotrons has realized radiation sources which are available in the THz region with a much higher power than other conventional radiation sources. In addition, the development of new radiation sources other than gyrotrons and new spectroscopy technique has also advanced further. Such evolutions can open the study of new high power THz science and technology. Applications to material science, high power THz spectroscopy and development of new functional materials have already begun and advanced. Considering such a back-ground and the present situation with regard to new studies, we intend to make a renewal of the present international consortium on “Development and application of submillimeter wave gyrotrons” which was organized by Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region, University of Fukui (FIR UF) and has continued during the past ten years. In the renewed framework, we will change the title of the consortium to “Advance of the Development of High Power THz Science and Technology” and rearrange the participating institutions. FIR UF will continue the management as the facilitator of the renewed consortium."

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