MPSD Seminar

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Synchrotron Radiation from an Accelerating Light Pulse

  • Date: Jun 5, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 - 12:30
  • Speaker: Meredith Henstridge
  • University of Michigan
  • Location: CFEL (Bldg. 99)
  • Room: Seminar Room I, EG.076
  • Host: Andrea Cavalleri
Synchrotron radiation is regularly generated at large-scale facilities where GeV electrons move along kilometer-long circular paths. Here, we use a metasurface to bend light and demonstrate synchrotron radiation produced by a sub-picosecond pulse, which moves along a circular arc of radius 100 μm inside a nonlinear crystal. The emitted radiation, in the THz frequency range, results from the nonlinear polarization induced by the pulse. The generation of synchrotron radiation from a pulse revolving continuously about a circular trajectory has profound implications for on-chip THz sources. We present the first step towards this realization.
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