TeraFERMI is the THz beamline at the FERMI Free-Electron-Laser (FEL) facility. TeraFERMI collects the THz radiation naturally emitted by the electron beam already spent by the FEL undulators, and guide it into a dedicated THz Laboratory. Ultrashort (100's fs) pulses in the 0.3-15 THz range with 1-10 MV/cm electric fields and 0.3-3 Tesla magnetic field will then become available in the FERMI experimental hall. Because of the extremely large fields involved, the beamline can be used to shape material's properties by driving the systems out of equilibrium.

Andrea Perucchi
Paola Di Pietro
  • Time-resolved studies
Emission or Reflection
  • Time-resolved studies
Life Sciences & Biotech
  • Medicine
  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Other - Life Sciences & Biotech
Material Sciences
  • Knowledge based multifunctional materials
  • Other - Material Sciences
  • Quantum electronics & optics
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • TANGO, Labview, Matlab
Data Output Type
Data Output Format
Equipment That Can Be Brought By The User
The set-up is flexible and can accommodate equipment from the users upon request
Other Equipment Available On Site
Femtosecond fiber oscillator operating at 780 and 1560 nm, synchronized with the THz source.
Pyroelectric detectors, Si-bolometer
THz polarizers, narrow-band filters
Cryostat, Pressure Cell, Liquid Cell
Possibility To Connect External Endstation
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