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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2791–2794

Terahertz pulse shaping and optimal waveform generation in poled ferroelectric crystals

Yun-Shik Lee and Theodore B. Norris  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 2791-2794 (2002)

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We propose a terahertz pulse-shaping technique that can be accomplished by optical rectification in poled ferroelectric crystals. Simulation results show that arbitrary terahertz waveforms can be synthesized by the engineering of the domain structure of the poled crystals. The ratio of the domain length to the optical pulse length in the crystal turns out to be the crucial limiting factor to generating optimum terahertz fields and preventing waveform distortion.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Yun-Shik Lee and Theodore B. Norris, "Terahertz pulse shaping and optimal waveform generation in poled ferroelectric crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2791-2794 (2002)

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