On the possibility of terahertz wave generation upon dense gas optical breakdown

  • S. V. Golubev
  • E. V. Suvorov
  • A. G. Shalashov
Atoms, Spectra, Radiations

DOI: 10.1134/1.1772431

Cite this article as:
Golubev, S.V., Suvorov, E.V. & Shalashov, A.G. Jetp Lett. (2004) 79: 361. doi:10.1134/1.1772431

Abstract

The possibility of applying the physical principles underlying the operation of a solid-state terahertz oscillator to plasma gas-discharge media is analyzed. A new method of electromagnetic wave generation in the terahertz frequency range is proposed. It is based on the excitation of plasma-oscillation current by a static electric field in a laser spark produced by an axicon lens, followed by the radiation of an electromagnetic pulse through the Cherenkov mechanism.

PACS numbers

42.65.Re41.60.Bq52.38.−r

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© MAIK "Nauka/Interperiodica" 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Golubev
    • 1
  • E. V. Suvorov
    • 1
  • A. G. Shalashov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesNizhni NovgorodRussia