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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1044–1050

Femtosecond optical pulse shaping for tunable terahertz pulse generation

S. Vidal, J. Degert, J. Oberlé, and E. Freysz  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 1044-1050 (2010)

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We report on the generation of phase-locked terahertz pulse pairs and tunable narrow-band terahertz pulses by means of optical pulse shaping combining a liquid crystal spatial light filter and optical rectification in ZnTe. They are generated through simple sinusoidal and/or triangular phase modulations and do not require any optimization algorithm. The corresponding spectra are tunable between 0.5 and 2.5 THz with a spectral bandwidth as narrow as 140 GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2010
Published: April 28, 2010

S. Vidal, J. Degert, J. Oberlé, and E. Freysz, "Femtosecond optical pulse shaping for tunable terahertz pulse generation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1044-1050 (2010)

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