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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 17 — Aug. 18, 2008
  • pp: 12571–12576

Low-threshold, narrow-line THz-wave parametric oscillator with an intra-cavity grazing-incidence grating

T. D. Wang, Y. Y. Lin, S. Y. Chen, A. C. Chiang, S. T. Lin, and Y. C. Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 12571-12576 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.012571


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Abstract

We report a low-threshold, narrow-line THz-wave parametric oscillator with an intra-cavity grazing-incidence grating and a 1-mm thick, 45-mm long lithium-niobate planar waveguide. When pumped by an actively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, the threshold energy and intensity of the parametric oscillator were about 2.2 mJ and 70 MW/cm2, respectively. The linewidths of the output THz wave were 12 and 134 GHz with and without the intra-cavity grating, respectively.

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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: May 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 28, 2008
Published: August 5, 2008

Citation
T. D. Wang, Y. Y. Lin, S. Y. Chen, A. C. Chiang, S. T. Lin, and Y. C. Huang, "Low-threshold, narrow-line THz-wave parametric oscillator with an intra-cavity grazing-incidence grating," Opt. Express 16, 12571-12576 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-17-12571


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