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, AZ, United States
Duration: 14 Sep 201419 Sep 2014

Conference

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

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Iwaszczuk, K., Zalkovskij, M., Strikwerda, A., & Jepsen, P. U. (2014). Ultraviolet light emission from resonant gold dipole antennas in air illuminated with intense sub-picosecond terahertz transients. Abstract from 39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, Tucson, AZ, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2014.6956349