Ultraviolet light emission from resonant gold dipole antennas in air illuminated with intense sub-picosecond terahertz transients

Krzysztof Iwaszczuk, Maksim Zalkovskij, Andrew Strikwerda, Peter Uhd Jepsen

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    Abstract

    We experimentally show that metallic dipole antennas emit ultraviolet radiation when illuminated with ultrashort high-power terahertz pulses due to ultrafast electronfield emission from the metal and consecutive ionization and excitation of atmospheric gas molecules.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2014
    Number of pages1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves - University of Arizona, Tucson, United States
    Duration: 14 Sept 201419 Sept 2014

    Conference

    Conference39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
    LocationUniversity of Arizona
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityTucson
    Period14/09/201419/09/2014

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