We present a simplified setup for the generation and electro-optic sampling of terahertz pulses employing a nonamplified pump source and a <i>single</i> ZnTe crystal, which is simultaneously used for generation and detection. The setup is characterized, and first steps of its application for gas-phase spectroscopy are presented.
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Viatcheslav Grebenev and Ludwig Bartels, "Simplified setup for electro-optic sampling of terahertz pulses," Appl. Opt. 42, 1721-1725 (2003)