We developed a theory to explain record experimental efficiencies of terahertz emission from tilted-front femtosecond laser pulses propagating through electro-optic crystals. This theory predicts optimal pulse parameters and crystal size maximizing the terahertz yield.
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M. I. Bakunov, S. B. Bodrov, and M. V. Tsarev, "Terahertz Emission from a Tilted-Front Laser Pulse: Phase-Matching versus Cherenkov Radiation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CFZ5.
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