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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 7 — Sep. 29, 1997
  • pp: 210–215

Tunable terahertz radiation from Stark wave packets

Kenneth J. Schafer and Jeffrey L. Krause  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 7, pp. 210-215 (1997)

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We investigate the possibility that Stark wave packets can be used as a source of shaped terahertz radiation. Calculations for the sodium atom reveal that the frequency and intensity of the THz emission can be controlled over a broad range by varying the parameters of the excitation pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.5780) Atomic and molecular physics : Rydberg states
(020.6580) Atomic and molecular physics : Stark effect

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Focus Issue: Rydberg wave packets

Original Manuscript: August 25, 1997
Published: September 29, 1997

Kenneth Schafer and Jeffrey Krause, "Tunable terahertz radiation from Stark wave packets," Opt. Express 1, 210-215 (1997)

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