High power THz sources and applications at ENEA-Frascati

G.P. Gallerano, A. Doria, E. Giovenale, I. Spassovsky

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ENEA has a long term expertise in the development of powerful short-pulse mmwave and THz radiation sources driven by free electrons. Various electron-wave interaction schemes were successfully tested in the past, including Cerenkov and Smith-Purcell radiators as well as undulator devices. Two THz-FEL sources are currently available, covering altogether the spectral range from 90 GHz to 0.7 THz. Recently a novel Electro-Magnetic pulser, capable of providing both nanosecond THz electromagnetic (EM) radiation pulses and electrostatic (ES) pulses with identical time duration in one device has been designed and is currently under development. The pulser will allow, for the first time, direct comparison of EM and ES pulses on biological systems with peak electric fields that are significantly higher than any reported to date. © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17 - 24
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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