Dr. Hakan Altan

Top: DC Plasma generated in the lab


Bottom: Laser Scanned Image of a 5 Turkish Kurus Piece


The Terahertz Research Laboratory was established by Dr. Hakan Altan and is located in the Physics Department at Middle East Technical University. The main research done at the laboratory focuses on developing terahertz technologies. We also investigate various new and exciting areas in the field of photonics that range from fiber based to free-space optical applications. Our aim is to develop techniques and provide solutions that utilize various parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. With our ongoing collaborations with a variety of national and international experts in these fields we hope to contribute effectively to these disciplines and in the process educate and train a new generation of optical engineers and scientists. We are always looking towards working with enthusiastic individuals and we encourage those interested to contact Dr. Hakan Altan.

Current Research Areas:

 Time-Domain Terahertz Spectroscopy

 Time-Resolved Terahertz Spectroscopy

 Ultrafast Pump/Probe Spectroscopy

 CW Terahertz Imaging

 Time-Domain THz Plasma Sensing

 Scanned Laser Confocal Microscopy/Imaging

 Fiber Based Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy

 Solar Cell Characterization

Hakan Altan

Physics Department, METU

Universiteler Mah. Dumlupinar Bulv. No: 1

06800 Cankaya Ankara Turkey

Contact Info:

Office Phone: +90-312-210-4333

Lab Phone: +90-312-210-3277

Fax: +90-312-210-5099

E-mail: haltan (at) metu.edu.tr