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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 16248–16254

Electric field detection of phase-locked near-infrared pulses using photoconductive antenna

I. Katayama, R. Akai, M. Bito, E. Matsubara, and M. Ashida  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 16248-16254 (2013)

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We have demonstrated that a photoconductive antenna gated with 5-fs ultrashort laser pulses can detect electric field transients of near-infrared pulses at least up to 180 THz. Measured sensitivity spectrum of the antenna shows a good agreement with a simple calculation, demonstrating the promising capability of the antenna to near infrared spectroscopy. Using this setup, near-infrared time-domain spectroscopy and characterization of phase controlled near-infrared pulses are demonstrated. Observed absorption spectrum of a polystyrene film and complex refractive index dispersion of a fused silica plate both agree well with those obtained by the conventional methods.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

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Original Manuscript: April 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2013
Published: July 1, 2013

I. Katayama, R. Akai, M. Bito, E. Matsubara, and M. Ashida, "Electric field detection of phase-locked near-infrared pulses using photoconductive antenna," Opt. Express 21, 16248-16254 (2013)

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