Agilent supports terahertz research at Leeds University
Agilent Technologies has equipped a terahertz measurement laboratory at the University of Leeds in the UK.
The lab is set up in memory of professor Roger Pollard, former dean of engineering at the University of Leeds. who died at the end of last year.
“Roger Pollard had a long history of collaboration with Agilent, spanning more than 30 years, and held the Agilent Technologies chair in high-frequency measurements,” said professor Peter Jimack, dean of engineering at the university.
“Roger’s technical brilliance contributed to many innovations in network analyzers, calibration, and measurement science that Agilent brought to the marketplace,” said Henri Komrij, business manager, Component Test Division, Agilent.
“We are extremely grateful to Agilent for its continued support and, in particular, for the generous sponsorship of this exceptionally well-equipped laboratory in recognition of Roger’s contribution to Agilent’s success,” said Jimack.
In the laboratory, the Agilent 1.1-THz PNA network analyser supports nanoelectronics projects, complemented by a new electron-beam lithography facility.
In the new field of graphene, the network analyser will allow the university staff to perform on-wafer terahertz measurements of transistors, THz biosensors, magnetic storage elements, THz spin-switches and novel acoustoelectric devices.
It will also be used to characterise THz passive components such as filters, waveguides, fibres and antennas.
The University’s Institute of Microwaves and Photonics carries out research in the area of microwave, millimetre-wave and terahertz devices, circuits and systems as well as in quantum electronics and bio-nanoelectronics.
The institute has microwave and millimetre-wave design, fabrication and measurement facilities including network analysis up to 1.1 THz, a class-100 clean room, MBE growth and a new electron-beam lithography facility.