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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 12 — Dec. 8, 1997
  • pp: 376–384

Quasi-half-cycle terahertz pulse generation via optical rectification in quantum wells using shaped optical pulses

D. S. Citrin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 12, pp. 376-384 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.1.000376


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Abstract

It is shown that optical rectification in biased quantum wells using specially shaped optical pulses can be used to generate quasi-half-cycle THz electromagnetic pulses. Namely, we investigate THz generation by pulses incorporating a rapid π phase shift. We further explore the potential of this scheme for high-repetition-rate quasi-half-cycle THz pulse generation.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Coherent Phenomena in Solids

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 1997
Published: December 8, 1997

Citation
David Citrin, "Quasi-half-cycle terahertz pulse generation via optical rectification in quantum wells using shaped optical pulses," Opt. Express 1, 376-384 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-1-12-376


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