We demonstrate a microW-level broadly tunable THz source based on parametric down-conversion in orientation-patterned GaAs pumped by femtosecond pulses from a Tm-doped fiber laser. Generated THz powers should be scalable to mW-levels with this approach.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
K. Vodopyanov, J. Schaar, M. Fejer, X. Yu, J. Harris, G. Imeshev, M. Fermann, D. Bliss, and D. Weyburne, "Tunable 0.8-3.5 THz Source Based on Fiber-Laser Pumped Orientation-Patterned GaAs," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CTuGG5.
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