New book on organic photonics including terahertz physics co-authored by members of Rainbow Photonics:
"Organic Electro-Optics and Photonics", L. R. Dalton, P. Günter, M. Jazbinsek, O-P. Kwon and P. A. Sullivan, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2015)

New product: TeraSys®- AiO, featuring TDS spectroscopy in transmission, reflection, and imaging, all options in one system up to 14 THz.

Photonics West (oral presentation): "High efficiency, wide bandwidth THz generation in organic crystals OH1 and DSTMS (February 10, 2015, 1:50 pm)

Invited talk "Opportunities and challenges of a Swiss SME in European research projects" during the official Launch of the new EU-program Horizon 2020

The FET-Open project COSIT was successfully completed. The final project review was held on the 28th of January 2014 in Zurich. Public Summary

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 2016
February 16-18, 2015
San Francisco, USA
Booth # 5333


Recent Events:

InterOpto 2015
October 14-16, 2015, Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan
Invited lecture: "Wide Bandwidth THz-Instruments for Spectroscopy and Materials Testing"

IRMMW - THz 2015
August 23 - 28, 2015
The Chinese University, Hongkong
Booth 28 from NewOpto Technology Corporation

June 22-25, 2015
Munich, Germany
Booth # 459

Laser World of Photonics China 2015
NewOpto Technology Booth # N2.2786 (Product Demonstration)
March 17 - 19, 2015
Shanghai, China

SPIE Photonics West 2015
February 7-12, 2015
San Francisco, USA
Booth # 5211

OPIE 2014
April 23-25, 2014
Pacifico Yokohama, Japan
(Product Presentation)

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

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

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E-Mail: info@rainbowphotonics.com