A nanosecond OPO pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser for terahertz generation in periodically poled lithium niobate with a new pattern is presented. Characteristic properties of the OPO including cascaded processes are discussed.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
D. Molter, M. Theuer, and R. Beigang, "Nanosecond THz-OPO with a Novel QPM Scheme," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CTuG3.
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