Generation of strong short terahertz pulses via stimulated Raman adiabatic passage-assisted coherent scattering Conference Paper uri icon


  • We analyzed the efficiency of coherent scattering of infrared radiation in atomic and molecular gases for the production of intense short THz pulses, using stimulated Raman adiabatic passage (STIRAP). The method is based on excitation of maximal coherence when the system is undergoing through STIRAP in IR-irradiated atomic or molecular gases (for example Rb, methanol, and others) at room temperature. By applying optical pulses in correct sequence one can generate coherence in a system during STIRAP which triggers following coherent scattering of infra-red radiation, and can produce pulses of THz radiation with pulse energies ranging from several nJ to J and pulse durations from several fs to ns. 2006 Materials Research Society.

published proceedings

  • Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Kalugin, N., Rostovtsev, Y., & Scully, M. O.

complete list of authors

  • Kalugin, N||Rostovtsev, Y||Scully, MO

publication date

  • December 2006