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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 149–153

Optimized terahertz generation via optical rectification in ZnTe crystals

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

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 149-153 (2014)

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We report on optimal control of the output energy of terahertz (THz) waves generated by optical rectification of femtosecond pulses in ZnTe crystals. An enhancement by a factor up to 2.4 is obtained with chirped pump pulses. The optimized THz wave also displays a spectral broadening. The influence of the optical pulse shaping on the pump pulse propagation, and consequently on the THz generation efficiency, is numerically investigated and discussed.

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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: October 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2013
Published: December 18, 2013

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S. Vidal, J. Degert, M. Tondusson, E. Freysz, and J. Oberlé, "Optimized terahertz generation via optical rectification in ZnTe crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 149-153 (2014)

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