OPTHER (Optically Driven Terahertz Amplifiers) is a project that has the aim to develop new vacuum devices for amplification of T-rays (Terahertz frequencies). These devices will make possible sophisticated applications with a huge potential in different fields such as aerospace, security, medical applications, diagnostics for art conservation. It is well known in fact that there is for THz radiation, the lack of compact, cheap, powerful and efficient THz sources.
Organic semiconductor solar cells are a promising route to scalable, economically viable, energy conversion technologies due to the potential for development of low cost, flexible, large area cells and modules. The GO-NEXTS project, will focus its attention on new kind of electrodes based on doped, textured (ie 3D) graphene electrodes, in order to increase the overall efficiency and performance of bulk heterojunction solar cells.