The Terahertz Photonics group (TPG) headed by
Prof. Thomas Schneider is dedicated to integrated photonics, nonlinear optical
sensing and signal processing like stimulated Brillouin scattering for next-gen
optical communication. The group has successfully demonstrated optical sensing
and nonlinear optical signal processing for several RF/microwave applications
based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS). Currently, the group is working
with other project partners on photonics enabled Nyquist engine, high-speed
optical digital to analog converter (DAC) and ultra-wideband optical sampler
for high-speed optical communication and metrology purposes.
In the Meteracom project, the Terahertz
Photonics group will work on metrology for high-bandwidth sampling systems to
develop a wide-band sampling metrology and provide an exact as possible definition
of the difference between ideal and practical sampling. Additionally, it should
allow the comparison of THz-communication sampling systems.