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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2000
  • pp: 2096–2100

Cavity phase engineering for stable enhanced terahertz pulse trains

Simin Feng and Herbert G. Winful  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 2096-2100 (2000)

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We show that the cavity round-trip Gouy phase leads to pulse-to-pulse variation of the absolute phase and temporal profile of circulating few- or single-cycle pulses in empty resonators. This pulse-to-pulse variation can be eliminated by the proper insertion of a lens into the cavity. An application to terahertz resonators with phase-locked feedback is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

Original Manuscript: February 23, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2000
Published: November 1, 2000

Simin Feng and Herbert G. Winful, "Cavity phase engineering for stable enhanced terahertz pulse trains," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17, 2096-2100 (2000)

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