Abstract: We investigate effects of the finite pump beam size in optical-pump/THz probe measurements experimentally and numerically. A frequency-dependent size regime in which spectral distortion is minimal is identified and a correction method is presented.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6270) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, far infrared
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
G. L. Dakovski, B. Kubera, S. Lan, and J. Shan, "Finite Pump Beam Size Effects in Optical-Pump/THz-Probe Spectroscopy," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JThE118.
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