EOS Topical Meeting on Terahertz Science & Technology (TST 2018)

Berlin, Germany
6 May 2018 - 9 May 2018

Submission Timeframe: 8 January – 26 February 2018 EXTENDED
Notification to authors: 12 March 2018
Publication of the Advance Programme: 26 March
Early bird registration / Author  registration: 19 April

Venue: Radisson BLU Hotel,
Berlin Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 3,
10178 Berlin, Germany



European Optical Society proudly welcomes optics and photonics professionals to its 6thTopical Meeting on Terahertz Science & Technology (TST 2018) in Berlin, Germany. The topical meeting is expected to gather around 100 participants from Europe and all over the world to Radisson BLU Hotel, located in the heart of Berlin, between 6th and 9th of May, 2018. The chairs of the conference are Prof. Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers from German Aerospace Center(Germany) and Dr. Jozsef Fülöp from University of Pecs (Hungary). This topical meeting provides a platform on which the latest results in the generation, detection and use of THz radiation in science and technology will be presented and discussed.

Advance Program

See the advance program with schedule and talks here.
EOS reserves the right to changes in the schedule.


  • Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Berlin, DE)
  • Jozsef Fulop (University of Pecs, HU)

Keynote Speaker

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Elsaesser, Max-Born- Institut für nichtlineare Physik, Germany; Nonlinear terahertz spectroscopy - basic concepts and applications in solid state physics


Master Class Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Holger T. Grahn, Paul Drude Institut für Festkörperelektronik, Germany; THz QCLs
  • Prof. Peter Uhd Jepsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; Applications of THz time-of-flight imaging
  • Ben Murdin, University of Surrey, UK; THz multi-photon processes in silicon


Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Joshua Freeman, University of Leeds, United Kingdom; Quasi-optical injection locking of a THz QCL to telecommunications wavelength frequency comb
  • Prof. Janos Hebling, University of Pecs, Hungary; Past and future of tilted-pulse-front-pumped high intensity THz pulse sources
  • Prof. Euan Hendry, University of Exeter, United Kingdom; Compressed sensing with THz radiation
  • Prof. Dr. Tobias Kampfrath, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; Probing and controlling spin dynamics by terahertz waves
  • Prof. Susumu Komiyama, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Near-field imaging of Thz fluctuation of matters
  • Prof. Sergey Morozov, Institute for Physics of Microstructures Russian Academy of Siences, Russia; HgCdTe-based heterostructures for THz emitters
  • Prof. Ranjan Singh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; THz metamaterials
  • Prof. Jan Stake, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; THz generation with diode frequency multipliers
  • Dr. Martin Wienold, Humbold Universität Berlin, DLR, Germany; High resolution spectroscopy with THz QCLs


Programme Committee

  • Michael I. Bakunov (University of Nizhny Novgorod, RU)
  • Christoph Peter Hauri (Ecole Pol. Féd. Lausanne, CH)
  • Manfred Helm (HZDR, DE)
  • Martin Koch (Philipps University Marburg, DE)
  • Petr Kuzel (Acad. of Sci. of Czech Rep., Inst. Phys., CZ)
  • Daniel M. Mittleman (Brown University, US)
  • Jérome Tignon (ENS Paris, FR)
  • Masayoshi Tonouchi (Osaka University, JP)
  • Karl Unterrainer (TU Vienna, AT)
  • Miriam Serena Vitiello (CNR Inst. Nanoscienze, IT)



  • Emission of THz radiation (QCLs, HEMTs, FELs, synchrotrons, nonlinear optics etc.)
  • Detection of THz radiation (quantum dots, single photon detectors, time- gated, transistors etc.)
  • THz integrated optics, waveguiding, plasmonics, metamaterials, photonic crystals
  • Interaction of THz radiation with matter (dielectrics, semiconductors, nanostructured materials, graphene, liquid-state dynamics, chemistry, biology, ultrafast spectroscopy etc.)
  • Nonlinear phenomena induced by THz radiation
  • THz far-field and near-field imaging, THz microscopy and microspectroscopy    
  • Remote sensing of gases and chemical / biological agents
  • THz applications (security, telecom, remote detection etc.)


Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is closed.

Authors are requested to submit an abstract, minimum of 500 words and a maximum of two pages and preferably with at least one figure.
Please use the EOS abstract template for your submission. Contributions will be accepted for oral and poster presentation, please indicate preference. All accepted contributions are to be published on the EOS Topical Meeting Proceedings.



Register: https://www.conftool.com/tst2018/.

 Registration fees (excl. VAT)*  Early Bird Fees
 until 19 April
 Standard fees
 April 20-
EOS member 
 500,00 €  570,00 €
 550,00 €  620,00 €
Student EOS member 
 350,00 €  410,00 €
Student non-member 
 380,00 €  440,00 €

*VAT excluded for Non-EU companies, EU companies and businesses (except Finland) with VAT number.
EU companies and businesses with VAT number: reverse charge for VAT payment applied according to the Finnish VAT act §65 and EU VAT directive articles 44 and 196.
Private persons, companies and businesses in Finland with VAT number: VAT 24% added, according to the Finnish VAT act §69H.
If you are entitled to VAT excluded price at the registration phase, you are required to either announce the VAT number or your nationality (if outside EU) while registering.

Members of the European Optical Society (EOS), Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), Optical Society of Korea (OSK), Optical Society of Japan (OSJ), Taiwan Photonics Society (TPS)
and the Chinese Optical Society (COS) are entitled to register with EOS member fee.

The registration fee includes full-time admission to the topical meeting and sessions, welcome reception, lunches, coffee breaks, and possible institute visits.
Conference dinner fee 55 EUR will be added to the registration fee if chosen.

Paper Publication in JEOS:RP

Presenters at TST 2018 are kindly invited to consider the submission of a manuscript of their research to the EOS open-access on-line journal JEOS: RP (Journal of the European Optical Society, Rapid Publications) jeos.springeropen.com
JEOS:RP publishes articles about recent scientific research and technological innovation as well as review papers about a topic in science or innovation from the recent past. A contribution should be original and will be subjected to the journal’s standard anonymous peer review process for scientific quality. The average time-to-publication of the journal is of the order of 75 days.


Sponsoring options

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How to get there

From Tegel Airport
The easiest way from Tegel Airport is to take the TXL JetExpressBus  to Spandauer Strasse/Marienkirche, which is a 2-minute walk across the street from the hotel. At the airport, buses stop outside Terminal A and B.

From Schönefeld Airport
From Schönefeld Airport, follow the covered walkway to the train station. Take either the RE 7 or the RB 14 Airport Express to Alexanderplatz station, they run twice hourly and take just under 30 minutes. From Alexanderplatz head down Karl Loebknecht Strasse towards the River Spree. The hotel is on the right, just before the bridge, and the walk will take you around 10 minutes. Alternatively, take either the M4, M5 or M6 tram just one stop, from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Gontardstr to Spandauer Str./Marienkirche, and the hotel is around the corner on Karl Liebknecht Strasse.

Transport options

The venue is well connected with many transport options

Bus and Trams
Bus (100, 200) and tram (M4, M5, M6) depart around the corner at Spandauer Strasse / Marienkirche - 50 meters.

Metro Stations
The S-Bahn is a short walk away at either Alexanderplaz (S5, S7, S75, U8, U2, U5, Regional Express train, Airport Express train) or Hackescher Market (S5, S7, S75)

Train Stations
Ostbahnhof - 2.4 km
Hauptbahnhof, Berlin’s Central station – 3 km

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Contact: tst2018@myeos.org