TIMING, namely Time-Resolved Nonlinear Ghost Imaging, is a project of the Emergent Photonics Lab funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement n° 725046.
TIMING addresses major challenges in Terahertz (THz) sensing at the forefront of the experimental and theoretical investigation. The results will have far-reaching implications in complex science. They will target the next generation of THz imagers, acknowledged as unique diagnostic tools in cross-disciplinary fields in light of the THz’s distinctive ability to unambiguously discriminate molecular compounds.
The project objectives are:
(i) to explore the consequences of modern approaches to imaging with structured illumination in the THz domain.
(ii) to introduce a novel approach to THz microscopy.
TIMING will explore a novel form of single-pixel imaging that boosts the performance of the state-of-the-art. It exploits concepts cross-disciplinary inherited from fields like complexity and nonlinear-physics.
The newly developed background will directly impact transverse fields like acoustic, microwaves and optics where related forms of imaging are strongly investigated. The sought results aim to enable applications in several scenarios in biology, medicine, material science, quality inspection and security. In all those fields, active THz imaging is still challenged by the poor general resolution, low brightness and relatively long acquisition time, aspects directly targeted by this project.
TIMING is at the same time a project and novel imaging concept that will unveil real applications in transversal and interdisciplinary fields where imaging and material discrimination are strategic.
The TIMING project is a direct spin-out of the EU-FP7 Marie Curie - Career Integration Grant project THEIA. As it is a natural precursor, all the contents of the THEIA project (http://theia.scienceontheweb.net/) are reproduced here. The Emergent Photonics Lab team is grateful for the continuing EU support and it is committed to pursuing the excellence which is the distinctive feature of the ERC research action.
Welcome to the TIMING project
Technology Preview: Terahertz Emitting Ink
We are proud to present a preview of this exciting new THz source!
Terahertz emission mediated by ultrafast time-varying metasurfaces
Our work "Terahertz emission mediated by ultrafast time-varying metasurfaces" was published in Physical Review Research as part of the ERC TIMING project. Congratulations everyone!
All-Optical Two-Color Terahertz Emission from Quasi-2D Nonlinear Surfaces
Our work "All-Optical Two-Color Terahertz Emission from Quasi-2D Nonlinear Surfaces" was published in Physical Review Letters as part of the ERC TIMING project
Route to Intelligent Imaging Reconstruction via Terahertz Nonlinear Ghost Imaging
Our work "Route to Intelligent Imaging Reconstruction via Terahertz Nonlinear Ghost Imaging" was published in Micromachines as part of the ERC TIMING project!
Hyperspectral terahertz microscopy via nonlinear ghost imaging
Our work "Hyperspectral terahertz microscopy via nonlinear ghost imaging" of the ERC project TIMING is OUT!!!!