Terahertz Generators and Detectors

Organic crystals polished, coated and mounted for optical applications
Terahertz generators and detectors are produced and optically prepared
at the facilities of Rainbow Photonics in Switzerland.


  • Efficient THz generation using optical rectification of femtosecond pump pulses
  • Efficient THz generation using nonlinear optical difference frequency generation
  • Optimized for pump wavelengths of 1.2−1.6 μm; 0.7−0.8 μm available upon request
  • Efficient electro-optic THz detector


  • Aperture: 2, 3, 4 or 5 mm; others upon request
  • Damage threshold: 150 GW/cm2 @150 fs pulse length
  • Photon conversion efficiency: 2·10-4/MW-peak-power

Spectral Bandwidth

THz spectrum DSTMS - TeraKit
Spectral amplitude measured with Rainbow Photonics instruments.

pdf Please download the PDF for further information on our THz generators and detectors


Further reading

pdf List of publications: THz generation using our organic crystals DAST, DSTMS & OH1



Please contact us for further information

Upcoming Events:

SPIE Photonics West 2014
February 1-6, 2014
San Francisco, USA
Booth # 5205


Recent Events:

October 8-10, 2013
Paris expo Port de Versailles
Opton laser International
Booth # M28

October 16-18, 2013
Japan Laser Corporation (JLC)
Booth # I-024

IRMMW-THz 2013
September 2-5, 2013
Mainz, Germany

May 13-16, 2013
Munich, Germany

Laser World of Photonics China 2013
March 19-21, 2013
Shanghai, China

SPIE Photonics West 2013
February 5-7, 2013
San Francisco, USA



Rainbow Photonics is coordinating a new EU-FP7 FET-Open project COSIT

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PDF: Success Story COSIT

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E-Mail: info@rainbowphotonics.com