In March 2018, the new Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project QUILT (Quantum Methods for Advanced Imaging Solutions) was launched in Berlin. The letters represent a consortium of six Fraunhofer institutes and partners from science and industry who work closely together in the field of quantum research and thus combine their scientific expertise and extensive knowledge of the market.
Imaging Difficulties Using Terahertz Waves
Classical imaging in the visible spectral range benefits from the wide availability of good detectors. Whether in digital cameras, PCs, or smartphones: the majority of households own several optical imaging systems with millions of detectors. However, imaging in the terahertz spectral range is still a major technical challenge. Often, we are forced to rely on scanning methods since only a single or just a few detectors can be operated. In practice that means the scenes to be recorded are scanned with a single detector and these traces, subsequently, have to be put together.