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  • Generation and application of energetic, broadband terahertz pulses (bandwidth ~0.1-50THz) is an active and contemporary area of research. The main thrust is toward the development of efficient sources with minimum complexities-a true table-top setup. In this work, we demonstrate the generation of terahertz radiation via ultrashort pulse induced filamentation in liquids-a counterintuitive observation due to their large absorption coefficient in the terahertz regime. The generated terahertz energy is more than an order of magnitude higher than that obtained from the two-color filamentation of air (the most standard table-top technique). Such high terahertz energies would generate electric fields of the order of MV cm-1, which opens the doors for various nonlinear terahertz spectroscopic applications. The counterintuitive phenomenon has been explained via the solution of nonlinear pulse propagation equation in the liquid medium.

published proceedings

  • Nat Commun

author list (cited authors)

  • Dey, I., Jana, K., Fedorov, V. Y., Koulouklidis, A. D., Mondal, A., Shaikh, M., ... Kumar, G. R.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017 11:11 AM