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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2003
  • pp: 1721–1725

Simplified setup for electro-optic sampling of terahertz pulses

Viatcheslav Grebenev and Ludwig Bartels  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 9, pp. 1721-1725 (2003)

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We present a simplified setup for the generation and electro-optic sampling of terahertz pulses employing a nonamplified pump source and a single 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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OCIS Codes
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

Original Manuscript: November 21, 2002
Published: March 20, 2003

Viatcheslav Grebenev and Ludwig Bartels, "Simplified setup for electro-optic sampling of terahertz pulses," Appl. Opt. 42, 1721-1725 (2003)

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