Future users of the TELBE Terahertz Facility meet at HZDR

News of February 8, 2016

On February 4 and 5, 2016, more than 40 participants from 11 different research institutes and universities from across Europe met at the HZDR for the kick-off meeting regarding the new TELBE THz user facility at the ELBE Center for High-Power Radiation Sources.

The TELBE facility will start with 2 weeks of “friendly user” operation per beamtime period in the 2nd semester of 2016. It complements the available IR and THz spectrum at the ELBE Center of the HZDR with the lower end of the THz spectrum between 0.1 and 3 THz. In difference to the Free-Electron Laser (FEL) facility FELBE it provides not only high average power but also high THz fields at user determined repetition rates and with a unique timing to external lasers in the few 10 femtosecond regime.

Future users from areas as diverse as accelerator R&D, materials science and life sciences were invited to present their experimental ideas and experimental requirements. Each of the respective session was ended with a round-table discussion on the short-, medium- and long-term ideas and requirements of the respective user communities.

Further Information:

Dr. Michael Gensch
Institute of Radiation Physics at HZDR
E-mail: m.gensch@hzdr.de