New possibilities in material-testing and the development of terahertz particle accelerators to use in medical therapy could be provided by researchers participating in the High Field Terahertz Research Group of the MTA-PTE together with the Institute of Physics (University of Pécs). Their results were recently published in Optica.
19 December, 2016
The MTA-PTE High Field Terahertz Research Group working in the Szentágothai Research Centre of the University of Pécs developed a compact semiconductor terahertz pulse source, which is capable of multiplying terahertz generation efficiency a hundredfold.
Terahertz impulses with extremely large electric fields can be generated by the device, which uses an optical lattice and an infrared pump. This opens up new possibilities in material-testing and the development of compact terahertz particle accelerators, which might also be used for medical therapy.
The scientific article summarizing the results was published on the front page of Optica, the journal of the Optical Society of America.