3 October 2016
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
Europe/Zurich timezone


Welcome the website of the Workshop on an accelerator based source for nonlinear THz science @ SwissFEL!

This short 1-day workshop explores the scientific drivers for an accelerator based THz source at SwissFEL. Being able to excite materials with THz pulses of variable wavelength and bandwidth, and study the temporal behavior of electronic and structural degrees of freedom, is of great importance. The workshop has sessions that address
  • infrared optics including creation and new opportunities,
  • static control of materials properties,
  • theory of the static and the dynamic states of matter, and
  • how we can dynamically control them at THz frequencies.

Organizing Committee:
Gabriel Aeppli, Paul Scherrer Institute
Rafael Abela, Paul Scherrer Institute
Urs Staub, Paul Scherrer Institute
Steven Johnson, ETH Zurich
Andrea Cavalleri, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter