Welcome to the OTST 2011 website!

Here you will find all the informaConference Image1tion you need for the International Workshop on Optical Terahertz Science and Technology, 2011 held in Santa Barbara, CA March 13-17. The aim of this workshop is to foster discussion on the newest and most exciting research in the development and applications of terahertz instrumentation based on optical sources. In addition to the presentation of peer reviewed papers, we have added activities for students and newcomers, including a tutorial session immediately before the conference begins. Please see the paper submission page for information on abstract submission. The deadline for abstracts is Oct. 15, 2010. We will emphasize sources and applications at wavelengths between 30 and 3000 microns (0.1-10 THz).
Contemporary scientific topics will be highlighted in areas such as:
  • Terahertz pulse generation and detection
  • Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy
  • THz imaging and nondestructive evaluation
  • THz near-field microscopy: developments and applications
  • Nanotechnology impact on terahertz instrumentation
  • Terahertz characterization of nanomaterials
  • Time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy
  • Probing ultrafast carrier dynamics and transport in materials
  • Metamaterials and plasmonics
  • Applications to molecular, biomolecular, and liquid phase spectroscopy
  • Portal security applications
  • Quantum cascade lasers
  • Sources based on telecom pumps
  • Emerging laser technology for use in optical THz sources and detectors
  • Terahertz communications
  • Terahertz waveguides
  • LIDAR/DIAL systems