Coherent radiation from neutral molecules moving above a grating Academic Article uri icon


  • The effect of parametric self-induced excitation of a molecule moving above the dielectric or conducting medium with periodic grating was studied. One more fundamental effect which was the parametric self-excitation of dipole oscillations of a molecule moving close to a periodic grating was observed. This effect can be experimentally observed in different ways and can even be employed for amplification and generation of coherent radiation in the far-infrared (IR) to microwave ranges.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Belyanin, A., Kocharovsky, V., Kocharovsky, V., & Capasso, F.

complete list of authors

  • Belyanin, A||Kocharovsky, V||Kocharovsky, V||Capasso, F

publication date

  • February 2002