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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: 818–824

Generation of terahertz pulses from tightly focused single near-infrared pulses in double-plasmon waveguides

Vladimir A. Kukushkin  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp. 818-824 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.000818


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Abstract

The difference-frequency (DF) nonlinear mixing terahertz (THz) pulse generation from Fourier components of a single tightly focused near-infrared pump pulse in a double-plasmon waveguide is considered. Under an appropriate choice of its parameters, such a waveguide ensures an efficient transverse confinement of the THz field and provides low dispersion of the THz mode refraction index. As a result, the generation of short powerful single-cycle THz pulses becomes possible. In comparison with traditional (without waveguiding) schemes of DF THz pulse generation from a single pump pulse (optical rectification), the proposed method allows one to significantly (by 50 times) reduce the pump pulse power while providing the same THz pulse output intensity and pump-THz conversion efficiency.

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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: October 15, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2008
Published: April 28, 2008

Citation
Vladimir A. Kukushkin, "Generation of terahertz pulses from tightly focused single near-infrared pulses in double-plasmon waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 818-824 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-5-818

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