Applied Physics B

, Volume 101, Issue 1–2, pp 11–14

Mobile source of high-energy single-cycle terahertz pulses

  • A. G. Stepanov
  • S. Henin
  • Y. Petit
  • L. Bonacina
  • J. Kasparian
  • J.-P. Wolf
Article

Abstract

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Stepanov
    • 1
  • S. Henin
    • 2
  • Y. Petit
    • 2
  • L. Bonacina
    • 2
  • J. Kasparian
    • 2
  • J.-P. Wolf
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Spectroscopy RASTroitskRussia
  2. 2.GAP-BiophotonicsUniversité de GenèveGenèveSwitzerland

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