Keynote Speeches

Progress in THz technology enabled by photonics.
Cyril Renaud
Reader in Photonics,
Site Director, Centre for Doctoral Training: Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems,
Electronic and Electrical Eng./ Photonics Group
University College London

As THz and millimetre wave technologies are further developing for a range of applications, photonics is one of the key technology for its development. We will discuss the different recent advances in photonic technologies for THz and millimetre wave. In particular we will look at integration technologies and their potential for reduced foot print and lower power consumption. We will although look at the comparative progress of electronic based solutions and discuss the future outlook of both technologies.

Dr Renaud received the degree of engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Optique, Orsay, France, and the Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) in Optics and Photonics from the University Paris XI, Orsay, France, in 1996. He spent one year as a project engineer with Sfim-ODS, working on the development of microchips lasers and portable range finders. He, then, joined the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton UK, in 1998, to work on diode pumped high-power ytterbium-doped fibre-lasers, with particular interest on Q-switched system and 980-nm generation. This work led to the award of a PhD in 2001. He is currently a Reader in Photonics at University College London, and the UCL site director for the UCL/Cambridge Doctoral Training Centre in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems. His work has led to over 130 publications in peer reviewed journals and international conferences, attracting over 1400 citations, and 3 patents.