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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1914–1919

Optical properties of 4-N,N-dimethylamino- 4 - N -methyl-stilbazolium 2,4,6-trimethylbenzenesulfonate crystals at terahertz frequencies

Marcel Stillhart, Arno Schneider, and Peter Günter  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 11, pp. 1914-1919 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.001914


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Abstract

We have measured the optical properties of 4-N,N-dimethylamino- 4 - N -methyl-stilbazolium 2,4,6-trimethylbenzenesulfonate (DSTMS), a highly nonlinear organic crystal, in the terahertz (THz) spectral range. The conditions for efficient THz pulse generation through optical rectification of near-infrared pulses have been calculated and confirmed experimentally. The results show that DSTMS as a source of THz radiation is superior to 4-N,N-dimethylamino- 4 - N -methyl-stilbazolium tosylate (DAST), a well-investigated nonlinear material with one of the highest nonlinear susceptibilities known so far.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: July 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2008
Published: October 30, 2008

Citation
Marcel Stillhart, Arno Schneider, and Peter Günter, "Optical properties of 4-N,N-dimethylamino-4-N-methyl-stilbazolium 2,4,6-trimethylbenzenesulfonate crystals at terahertz frequencies," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1914-1919 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-11-1914


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