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Head of ITMO's Femtomedicine Lab Olga Smolyanskaya on Applications of Terahertz Radiation in Medicine and Biology
In collaboration with their Russian and international colleagues, ITMO University scientists have recently published a comprehensive overview of modern research on terahertz radiation-based diagnostic and visualisation methods. ITMO.NEWS met with one of the article’s authors, Olga Smolyanskaya, a research associate at ITMO’s Faculty of Photonics and Optical Information and head of the University's Femtomedicine Laboratory, to learn about the major emerging trends in this field.
THz radiation has various applications – from medicine to wireless communications. THz antennas can be based on dielectric nanoantennas – these days the researchers of ITMO’s Department of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials are pioneers in this promising field. Sergei Lepeshov, the author of a project devoted to dielectric nanoantenna’s development, shared about the technology.