Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Terahertz Science and Technology between Japan and Sweden
Edited book, 2010
Preface - Japan-Sweden Terahertz Symposium (JSTS) 2009.
“BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RADIO WAVES AND LIGHT”.
The second International Symposium on Terahertz Science and Technology between Japan and Sweden, was held in Göteborg, Sweden, November 18-20, 2009. Chalmers vice president Stefan Bengtsson followed by two keynote lectures, presented by Professor Nishizawa and Professor Kollberg, opened the symposium. Successive invited lectures were held in Chalmerska huset, where scientists from both Japan and Sweden presented frontier research covering a wide range of aspects in the field of terahertz science, techniques and applications. The aim of this forum is to provide a platform where researchers from the two countries can discuss latest results and trends in the field of terahertz science and technology.
Sandwiched between the optical on the short wavelength side and radio on the long wavelength extreme, the terahertz (THz) or far-infrared has long been considered the last remaining scientific gap in the electromagnetic spectrum. The broad spectrum of THz applications has attracted researchers from different disciplines dealing with optics and photonics, microwave engineering and semiconductor physics. The role of this meeting is not only bridging the THz-gap and expanding the use of the electromagnetic spectrum but also strengthening the collaboration between Japan and Sweden.