General information

In 2019, the biennial meetings of the German Terahertz Center (DTZ) and corresponding French event (“THz days”) will be combined, and take place at the „Gartenschau“ in Kaiserslautern, Germany, from 02. April (noon) – 05. April (noon), 2019. See below for more information on the venue.

The conference brings together French and German scientists and students working in all fields of THz science and technology, with a four-day program of oral and poster presentations (in English).

The conference will be accompanied by an industrial exhibition, a self-organized meeting of French and German young scientists (BSc, MSc and PhD student level, „THz-Frischlinge-Treffen“/“THz débutants et débutantes“)  and by the DTZ Jahresversammlung (for DTZ members only).

Invited international Speakers (preliminary list):

  • Prof. Dr. X.-C. Zhang, Rochester University, U.S.A.
    Title of talk: „THz Aqueous Photonics and Beyond“
  • Prof. Dr. Joo-Hiuk Son, University of Seoul, Korea
    Title of talk: „Manipulation of Biomolecules using Terahertz Radiation for Cancer Treatment“
  • Dr. Vadim Issakov, Infineon München, Germany
    tentative Title of talk: „Industrial challenges and opportunities for THz Technology“
  • Prof. Dr. Arnaud Cuisset, Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de l’Atmosphère, Université du Littoral Cote d’Opale, Dunkerque, France
    Title of talk: „THz high-resolulation rovibrational spectroscopy of gas-phase molecules with environmental and defense interests“
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Höfer, Universität Marburg, Germany (Vortragender) / Prof. Dr. Rupert Huber, Universität Regensburg, Germany
    Title of talk: „Subcycle bandstructure movie of THz-driven Dirac currents“
  • Prof. Dr. Taiichi Otsuji, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    tentative Title of talk: „Terahertz light amplification stimulated by current-driven plasmon instability in grating-gate graphene transistor structures.“
  • Dr. Yanko Todorov, Laboratoire de Physique de L’Ecole Normale Supérieure LPENS – CNRS, Paris, France
    Title of talk: „THz metamaterials for ultra-strong coupling and detection“

Registration desk
The registration desk will be located at the entrance of the lecture hall.

Certificate of Attendance upon request
A participant certificate will be issued upon request during registration on site in Kaiserslautern. Please contact before the beginning of the conference so that it can be prepared.

The organizers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the Symposium. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.


Conference Program

The planned conference schedule is now available (Download).  You may browse the detailed program by logging into and choosing the option „Browse Conference Agenda“.

In the morning of 2.4.2019 those, who are interested, have the opportunity to visit the Fraunhofer Institute, which is located within walking-distance to Main Railway Station of Kaiserslautern (Hauptbahnhof), and look around independently between 10 am and 12.15 noon (no guided tour, luggage can be stored at front-desk). At 12.15 noon, a shuttle will take visitors to the premises of Gartenschau, so that they can register before the start of the conference.

Abstract submission

The official deadline for abstract submission has now passed. We thank you all for the significant number of submissions. Please contact the organizers ( if you have any issues with your submission.

Due to the deadline extension, acceptance confirmation and presentation type/time will now be announced by 01.03.19. The deadline for Early-Bird discount registration has been extended to 12.03.19.

The one-page abstracts will not appear in any formal publication or on the FGTC2019-website, but will only be distributed to the participants at the conference.



The website is now open for registration and payment for conference attendees, using the same portal as for abstract submission: here.

The registration fees (payable via either credit card or bank transfer after the registration process) are as follows:

Registration type Early bird
(until Tuesday 12.03.19)
From 13.03.19 – 24.03.19**
Regular 350 EUR 425 EUR
Student* 225 EUR 300 EUR

* Students must provide proof of university enrolment after registration.

** Last-minute registration after 24.03.19 is only possible in exceptional circumstances, by contacting the organisers directly (

Travel & Venue

The conference location will be the „Gartenschau“ complex next to the Neumühlpark in Kaiserslautern. This spacious site with park areas and water basins combines historic buildings with modern architecture. It is located at the edge of the City Center of Kaiserslautern. The TGV stops at Kaiserlautern.

Lauterstr. 51
67659 Kaiserslautern

Here you can download the route map: DOWNLOAD




Important Information for the Meeting of Young Scientists:

The Meeting of Young Scientists takes place in the Physics Department, Goethe-University Frankfurt. It begins at noon, Sunday, 31. March, 2019 and ends with the beginning of the main conference in Kaiserslautern. Further Information.

List of hotels with contingents (choice is optional):

  • B & B Hotel Kaiserslautern, , +49 (0) 631 414 61-0 (code: FGTHz2019), contingent open until 01.03.2019,
    66,50 € single room incl. breakfast
  • Hotel Blechhammer,, +49 (0) 631 414 735-0 (code: FGTHz2019), contingent open until 01.03.2019,
    78 € single room incl. breakfast
  • Saks Urban Design Hotel,, (code: FGTHz2019), contingent open until 01.02.2019,
    120 € single room / 130 € double room incl. breakfast, please book by e-mail
  • Best Western Hotel,, +49 (0) 631 361 386-0 (code: FGTHz2019), contingent open until 18.02.2019,
    90 € single room / 100 € double room incl. breakfast
  • Altstadthotel,, +49 (0) 631 36430 (code: FTHz2019), contingent open until 15.03.2019,
    75 € single room plus 8,50 € breakfast
  • Stadthotel,, +49 (0) 631 362630 (code: FGTHz2019), contingent open until 18.03.2019
    75 € single room, 85 € double room incl. breakfast
  • Hotel Heymann,, +49 (0) 631 70267 (code FGTHz2019), contingent open until 15.03.2018
    84 € single room, 105 € double room, 7,50 € breakfast




Prof. Dr. Hartmut G. Roskos
Dr. Mark Thomson
AG Ultrakurzzeitspektroskopie und Terahertz-Physik

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Viktor Krozer
AG Terahertz-Photonik

Physikalisches Institut
Phone: (+49) 69 798 47215 (secretary)
Fax: (+49) 69 798 47221



Prof. Dr. Marco Rahm
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Phone: (+49) 631 205-4157

Prof. Dr. René Beigang
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Vorsitzender des Deutschen Terahertz-Zentrums e. V.
Phone: (+49) 631 205-3641




Prof. Jean-Louis Coutaz
Laboratory IMEP-LAHC
(Institut de Microélectronique, Electromagnétisme et Photonique –
Laboratoire d’Hyperfréquences et de Caractérisation)
Université de Savoie, Site Chambéry
Phone: (+33) 4 79758750


Program committee

Prof. Dr. René Beigang, Vorsitzender des Deutschen Terahertz-Zentrums e. V., Universität Kaiserslautern
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers, Institut für Optische Sensorsysteme, DLR, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Martin Koch, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Dr. Bernd Fischer, Deutsch-Französisches Forschungsinstitut Saint-Louis
Prof. Jean-Louis Coutaz, Université de Savoie
Juliette Mangeney, Université Paris Diderot (directrice de recherche CNRS)
Jean Francois Lampin, IEMN Lille (directeur de recherche CNRS)
Prof. Robin Bocquet, Université Littoral Cote d’Opale, Dunkerque
Patrick Mounaix, Université Bordeaux (directeur de recherche CNRS)
Prof. Stéphane Blin, Université de Montpellier
Guilhem Gallot, Université Paris-Saclay, Palaiseau (directeur de recherche CNRS)
Dr. Gerard-Pascal Piau (retired from EADS)
Uli Schmidhammer, Teratonics, Paris
Harald Schneider, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Spectra-Physics, Ophir and Newport are brands within the MKS Instruments Light & Motion division. We provide a full range of solutions including lasers, beam measurement and profiling, motion control, vibration isolation systems, photonics instruments, opto-mechanical components and optical elements.

TOPTICA develops and manufactures high-end laser systems for scientific and industrial applications. The portfolio includes diode lasers, ultrafast fiber lasers, terahertz systems and frequency combs. TOPTICA’s products provide an ultra-broad laser wavelength coverage: 190 nm to 0.1 THz (corresponding to 3 mm). They enable a big variety of demanding applications in quantum optics, spectroscopy, biophotonics, microscopy, test & measurement, as well as materials inspection.

i2S develops and manufactures Imaging solutions for various industries. Recently, we developed a real time Terahertz camera with unrivalled sensitivity: the TZcam. It is an essential tool for Laboratories and R&D institutions that carries out research in THz field and explores THz potential in various applications.

Menlo Systems GmbH is a leading developer and global supplier of instrumentation for high-precision metrology. The company with headquarters in Martinsried near Munich is known for its Nobel Prize winning optical frequency comb technology. With subsidiaries in the US and China and a global distributor network, Menlo Systems is closely connected to its customers from science and industry. The main product lines are optical frequency combs, time and frequency distribution, terahertz systems, ultrafast and ultrastable lasers, and corresponding control electronics. Besides standard production, Menlo Systems develops and manufactures custom made solutions for laser-based precision measurements.

ACST GmbH provides Schottky technology based discrete components/ICs, modules and systems for THz generation/detection, THz spectroscopy and mm-wave imaging. Our high performance products serve the demand in scientific research, laboratory instrumentation, industry, security and space. For more information visit our website or talk to us during the conference.


bsw TestSystems & Consulting is a measurement solution provider for the semiconductor, electronic and telecom industry as well as research and development institutes. Our emphasis is on RF/µw techniques and high-speed digital, more specific on S-parameters, tuner measurement techniques for noise parameters and load-pull, Signal Integrity applications, DC/CV parameter extraction and contacting/fixturing solutions.



The department “Center for Materials Characterization and Testing” of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM develops nondestructive testing systems for the use in production environments. These testing systems use optical methods based on the spectral region from visible to terahertz and millimeter waves.

These Systems are used in:

(1) Quality Assurance and Optimization
(2) Surface and Material Characterization
(3) In-line, at-line and off-line inspection mode


Lytid develops, manufactures and commercializes state-of-the-art terahertz systems for science and industry. Our core technologies are the THz quantum cascade laser and multiplied electronics sources based on planar GaAs Schottky diodes. Further developments are ultra-fast Mid-IR QWIP detector and fast THz pyro sensors as well as THz cameras lenses and optical components. Lytid is based in Paris, France.

TERASENSE ( is a leading manufacturer/supplier of innovative portable terahertz and  sub-THz imaging sensor arrays/cameras, THz sources and detectors. We offer matrix 2D THz cameras , 1D linear scanner systems and various custom-tailored solutions, meant both for scientific/research and industrial use in countless applications.  Our products balance at the cutting edge of scientific and technological breakthroughs and have competitive advantages.

Stemming from the research in the field of THz devices and applications carried at Goethe University Frankfurt and later continued in Vilnius University, MB “Terahercų technologijos“ (engl. Terahertz Technologies) aims for commercialization of field effect transistor-based THz detection concepts.

Amplitude Laser Group is an established market leader for ultrafast lasers for scientific, medical and industrial applications. Our large portfolio of lasers spans from ultra-high energy (PW) Ti:Sapphire ultrafast lasers to a full line of compact high-energy and high repetition-rate solid state lasers. For more info:

HÜBNER Photonics provides lasers, terahertz and high-frequency technology, like TDS, THz Imaging and Radar systems. Our latest development is a unique polarization-multiplexed femtosecond fiber laser that emits two pulse trains with independently adjustable repetition rates. It’s called P-CROSS and is a perfect tool for TDS.

OPTIMAS verbindet Optik und Materialwissenschaften unter dem übergeordneten Forschungsthema Spin – Licht – Materie. Als eines von zwei Forschungszentren der TU Kaiserslautern wurde OPTIMAS im Rahmen der Forschungsinitiative des Landes eingerichtet.

Meeting of Young Scientists

After the successful revival of the „THz Frischlinge” meeting 2018 in Kaiserslautern, it will be continued 2019 in Frankfurt am Main. The meeting (“THz Frischlinge”/“THz débutants et débutantes“) is intended as a meeting for young scientists and researchers (bachelor/master/PhD students) active in the wide field of terahertz and millimeter-wave technology (organized “by students, for students”). It gives you the opportunity to present your research in a talk or a poster, to extend your scientific network and to exchange experiences with other students active in your research topic.

Important information:

  • Time: Sunday, 31.03.2019 noon to Monday, 01.04.2019 late evening
  • Directly before the French-German Terahertz Conference: All participants can attend both (but separate registrations are necessary!)
  • Location: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Physikalisches Institut, Max-von-Laue-Straße 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • No registration fee!
  • The Abstract deadline is already over. If you want still to participate just write an email to
  • If you are participating the FGTC main conference as well, we can travel together from Frankfurt to Kaiserslautern on 2nd April in the morning.

The conference is organized at the university Campus Riedberg in the Physics faculty. It is located outside the city center, but it can be reached within 20min from the city center by train (U8, station „Uni Campus Riedberg“). There are plenty of car parking spaces as well. For more details see the campus plan (building 3 „Physik“, part N310).

Organizers Young Scientists meeting:

Matthias Wiecha (, phone +49 69 798 47220)
Qamar ul-Islam (
Maxime Pinaud (



Prof. Dr. Hartmut G. Roskos
AG Ultrakurzzeitspektroskopie und Terahertz-Physik

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Viktor Krozer
AG Terahertz-Photonik

Physikalisches Institut
Phone: (+49) 69 798 47215 (secretary)
Fax: (+49) 69 798 47221


Prof. Jean-Louis Coutaz
Laboratory IMEP-LAHC (Institut de Microélectronique, Electromagnétisme et Photonique –
Laboratoire d’Hyperfréquences et de Caractérisation)
Université de Savoie, Site Chambéry
Phone: (+33) 4 79758750



Zur Förderung des Nachwuchses auf dem Gebiet der THz-Forschung und -Technologie verleiht das Deutsche Terahertz Zentrum (DTZ) einen Nachwuchspreis für herausragende Arbeiten (Bachelor-, Diplom-, Masterarbeiten, Dissertationen oder wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen) auf dem Gebiet der THz-Physik und deren Anwendungen.
Es können maximal zwei Preise vergeben werden, ein Preis für besondere Leistungen in der Grundlagenforschung und ein Preis für anwendungsorientierte Forschung.

  • Er ist mit einem Geldpreis von jeweils 500 Euro verbunden.
  • Der Preis ist für Nachwuchswissenschaftler gedacht, deren Promotion bei der Nominierung maximal 2 Jahre zurückliegt.
  • Als Preisträger können Nachwuchswissenschaftler vorgeschlagen werden, die ihre Arbeiten an deutschen Instituten (ungeachtet der Nationalität der Preisträger) durchgeführt haben oder deutsche Nachwuchswissenschaftler, die an ausländischen Instituten arbeiten.
  • Vorschlagsberechtigt sind zahlende Mitglieder des Deutschen Terahertz Zentrums.
  • Vorschläge müssen bis 30.11.2018 bei Prof. Beigang, Universität Kaiserslautern, eingehen.

Im Vorschlag soll der Titel der Arbeit sowie eine maximal einseitige (DIN A4) Begründung für die Nominierung enthalten sein.