Pulse-shape and ellipticity of continuously tunable multi-cycle THz pulses are controlled by adjusting the relative time delay, intensity, and polarization between two femtosecond pulses. A THz wave plate using wire-grid polarizer also converts THz ellipticity.
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(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
Y. Lee, W. C. Hurlbut, N. Amer, B. J. Norton, and T. B. Norris, "THz Pulse Shaping and Ellipticity Control via Optical Rectification in Nonlinear Optical Crystals," 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 QTuI4.
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