Newport Corp. has introduced a terahertz pulse generation kit that uses a sub-35-fs Ti:sapphire amplifier system. The kit can be integrated easily with a Ti:sapphire amplifier to generate terahertz pulses that can be used for linear, nonlinear and time-resolved spectroscopy applications. It uses proprietary standard optics and photonic components, optomechanics, manual stages and Conex-based motorized solutions to provide high performance and accuracy. The 800-nm Ti:sapphire laser pulse (1 kHz, ~300 μJ per pulse) is focused into ambient air to generate the air plasma that produces the terahertz pulses. With this design, the damage threshold is not a concern because the air replenishes itself from pulse to pulse. The kit is preconfigured to provide high performance and reliability. Applications include characterization of nanomaterials and biomolecular spectroscopy.