Juerg Leuthold is the head of the Institute of Electromagnetic Fields (IEF) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland since 2013. His interest are in the field of Photonics, Plasmonics and Microwave with an emphasis on applications in communications and sensing. In the time from 2004 until 2013 he was affiliated with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, where he was the Head of the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ) and the Helmholtz Institute of Microtechnology (IMT). From 1999 to 2004, he was affiliated with Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, NJ, USA, where he performed device and system research with III/V semiconductor and silicon optical bench materials for applications in high-speed telecommunications. Juerg Leuthold received the Ph.D. degree in physics from ETH Zurich in Switzerland for work in the field of integrated optics and all-optical communications in 1998.
Juerg Leuthold is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Science. He served the community as member of the Helmholtz Association Think Tank, as a member of the board of directors of OSA and in many technical program committees or as the general chair of meetings.
Title: “THz and Sensing”
Abstract: Next generation mobile communication systems are shifting towards higher carrier frequencies as they hold promise for higher wireless capacites. However, there is not yet a best path for the implemtation of wireless transmitters and receivers at frequcies beyond 60 GHz and up to 300 GHz. In this talk, we present plasmonics as a solution to implement milimeterwave compenents. We will review the unterlying operation principle and discuss its potential to realize key building blocks at highest carrier frequencies for both the mobile communications industry as well as the field of THz sensing.