New work published concerning advantages of optical modulation in terahertz imaging for study of graphene layers

The newest study was published in Journal of Applied Physics by Rusnė Ivaškevičiūtė-Povilauskienė et al. about the advantages of optical modulation in terahertz imaging for study of graphene layers.

It was demonstrated that optical modulation together with simultaneous terahertz (THz) imaging application enables an increase in contrast by an order of magnitude, thereby illustrating the technique as a convenient contactless tool for characterization of graphene deposited on high-resistivity silicon substrates.

The technique is applied in the development and investigation of graphene-based optical diffractive elements for THz imaging systems.

The work achieved funding from Horizon 2020 program under Grant No. 823728 (DiSetCom) as well as by the Academy of Finland Flagship Programme “Photonics Research and Innovation (PREIN)” (Decision No. 320165).

The paper is open access and can be easily reached through the DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0074772


Annual Table Football Championship!

Traditional THz Atelier Table Football Championship was held just before Christmas. Ten participants registered to this event to prove themself as skillful players.

Five teams were competing for the very nice looking newly established prize. The prize is introduced this year and now will pass every year to new champions.

The teams were created randomly from the list of registered players using sophisticated algorithm just before the start of the championship. It was done to avoid illegal preliminary agreements among players despite some fierce protests.

After set of games the winners were announced and the prize was awarded to Dr. Mindaugas Karaliūnas and Vladislovas Čižas team. Congratulations to the new champions!

By the way, due to COVID-19 pandemic last year table football championship was postponed until this year. Looking forward to meet at the same table next year.

Season’s Greetings!

THz Atelier team wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Let the year of 2022 (or 12022 in Holocene calendar proposed by Cesare Emiliani) be the most fascinating and prosperous.

Specialus 2020 m. FTMC apdovanojimas dr. Linui Minkevičiui

Visi sveikinimai šiandien keliauja mūsų laboratorijos vyresniajam moksliniam darbuotojui jaunajam akademikui daktarui Linui Minkevičiui, tapusiam 2020-ųjų metų laureatu specialiu apdovanojimu  ,,už proveržį kuriančią mokslinę-technologinę veiklą bei tapimą LMA Jaunosios akademijos nariu”.

Projekto KOTERA-PLAZA pabaiga su pratęsimu

Šiandien oficiali didelės apimties projekto KOTERA-PLAZA pabaiga. Projektas ,,Kompaktiški terahercinės spinduliuotės plazmoniniai emiteriai’’ (Nr. 01.2.2-LMT-K-718-01-0047), finansuotas Lietuvos mokslų tarybos ,,Visuotinės dotacijos’’ programos rėmuose, buvo pradėtas vykdyti 2018 m. sausio mėn.  Atliktus darbus atskleidžia gausūs rezultatai: atpsaudinta per 15 straipsnių, pateiktos 2 patentinės paraiškos, apgintos 2 daktaro disertacijos, startavo interneto puslapis http://www.thz.lt/ ir kitos veiklos. Dėl situacijos šalyje projekto veiklos yra pratęstos dar keliems mėnesiam, per kuriuos bus atlikti baigiamieji darbai. Sveikinimai visam kolektyvui.

Dr. Linas Minkevičius — LMA Jaunosios Akademijos narys

Terahercinės fotonikos laboratorijos vyresnysis mokslinis darbuotojas dr. Linas Minkevičius išrinktas LMA Naunosios Akademijos nariu. Nuoširdžiausi sveikinimai nuo kolektyvo. ”Lino pasiekimai kalba patys už save” – savo sveikinime rašo dr. Ignas Grigelionis ir su tuo negalima nesutikti.

Daugiau apie tai LMA naujienų puslapyje čia.