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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 90–93

Manipulation of terahertz waveforms in nonlinear optical crystals by shaped optical pulses

W. C. Hurlbut, B. J. Norton, N. Amer, and Yun-Shik Lee  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 90-93 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.000090


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Abstract

We manipulate terahertz (THz) waveforms by optical rectification in nonlinear optical crystals using a pair of temporally separated femtosecond pulses. Two single-cycle THz pulses coherently control rotational transitions in gas-phase HCl molecules. Continuously tunable narrowband THz pulses are generated in a fanned-out, periodically poled lithium niobate crystal. The shape of the multicycle THz pulses is controlled by adjusting the relative time delay and intensity between the two optical pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Citation
W. C. Hurlbut, B. J. Norton, N. Amer, and Yun-Shik Lee, "Manipulation of terahertz waveforms in nonlinear optical crystals by shaped optical pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 90-93 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-1-90


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