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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1338–1347

Modeling a broadband terahertz system based on an electro-optic polymer emitter–sensor pair

Xuemei Zheng, Colin V. McLaughlin, Megan R. Leahy-Hoppa, Alexander M. Sinyukov, and L. Michael Hayden  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 1338-1347 (2006)

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We present a model for a broadband terahertz (THz) system that employs electro-optic (EO) polymer films for THz generation via optical rectification and THz detection using EO sampling. In this model, we take the laser spectral bandwidth, pulse distortion, and the material properties of the EO medium into consideration, at both the generation and detection sites, and investigate the roles they play in affecting the performance of the THz system. This model provides us with a guide to select suitable EO materials and proper light sources for bright, broadband THz systems.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(250.2080) Optoelectronics : Polymer active devices
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2005

Xuemei Zheng, Colin V. McLaughlin, Megan R. Leahy-Hoppa, Alexander M. Sinyukov, and L. Michael Hayden, "Modeling a broadband terahertz system based on an electro-optic polymer emitter-sensor pair," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1338-1347 (2006)

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