A THz beamline at the FERMI Free-Electron-Laser

TeraFERMI is the THz beamline presently under commissioning 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 0.1-15 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. Moreover, the TeraFERMI beamline will also provide the perfect playground to study for the first time the coherent THz emission from a seeded 4th generation light source.


The TeraFERMI project is a joint collaboration between Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, the INSTM consortium, and CNR-IOM. TeraFERMI is supported by the FIRB “Futuro in Ricerca” grant no. RBFR10PSK4.


Call for proposals

The TeraFERMI beamline is now open to external users. Info on the next call for proposals will be available soon.

First THz Photons!

The first THz photon pulses emitted by TeraFERMI have been detected on December 7th 2015. 

TeraFERMI status

The TeraFERMI beamline started operation in March 2016, when THz photons were first transported in the laboratory. The beamline is presently in commissioning.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 09:20