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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 1376–1383

Details of electro-optic terahertz detection with a chirped probe pulse

B. Yellampalle, K. Y. Kim, G. Rodriguez, J. H. Glownia, and A. J. Taylor  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1376-1383 (2007)

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By revisiting the theory of terahertz pulse detection schemes employing a chirped optical probe pulse, we address and resolve a conflict that exists in literature. In this report, we show that the equation governing the detected field depends upon the experimental scheme, and in the limit of small bandwidth, that this expression differs from the conventionally used equation through a phase factor. We experimentally verify this equation using a spectral in-line interferometry approach. We also briefly discuss the implications of our new equations for single-shot terahertz retrieval schemes.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

B. Yellampalle, K. Y. Kim, G. Rodriguez, J. H. Glownia, and A. J. Taylor, "Details of electro-optic terahertz detection with a chirped probe pulse," Opt. Express 15, 1376-1383 (2007)

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