Applied Physics B

, Volume 101, Issue 1, pp 11–14

Mobile source of high-energy single-cycle terahertz pulses


  • A. G. Stepanov
    • Institute for Spectroscopy RAS
  • S. Henin
    • GAP-BiophotonicsUniversité de Genève
  • Y. Petit
    • GAP-BiophotonicsUniversité de Genève
  • L. Bonacina
    • GAP-BiophotonicsUniversité de Genève
  • J. Kasparian
    • GAP-BiophotonicsUniversité de Genève
    • GAP-BiophotonicsUniversité de Genève

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-010-4186-4

Cite this article as:
Stepanov, A.G., Henin, S., Petit, Y. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2010) 101: 11. doi:10.1007/s00340-010-4186-4


The Teramobile laser facility was used to realize the first mobile source of high-power THz pulses. The source is based on a tilted-pulse-front pumping THz generation scheme optimized for application of terawatt laser pulses. Generation of 50-μJ single-cycle electromagnetic pulses centered at 0.19 THz with a repetition rate of 10 Hz was obtained for incoming 700-fs 120-mJ near-infrared laser pulses. The corresponding laser-to-THz photon conversion efficiency is approximately 100%.

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