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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2528–2534

Efficient generation of terahertz pulses from single infrared beams in C Ga As C waveguiding heterostructures

Vladimir A. Kukushkin  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 12, pp. 2528-2534 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.002528


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Abstract

The difference-frequency terahertz (THz) pulse generation from Fourier components of a single infrared laser pulse in waveguiding heterostructures is considered. It is shown that a proper choice of the waveguide parameters allows for the significant reduction of the input pulse group-velocity dispersion (GVD). As a result, it is possible to noticeably increase the length of such devices and, consequently, the pump-THz pulse conversion efficiency by employing low absorbing materials with high intrinsic GVD coefficients for their fabrication. A particular example of such a scheme—a C Ga As C waveguiding heterostructure—is analyzed, a corresponding conversion rate is found, and ways for its further improvement are considered.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2006

Citation
Vladimir A. Kukushkin, "Efficient generation of terahertz pulses from single infrared beams in C/GaAs/C waveguiding heterostructures," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 2528-2534 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-12-2528

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