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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 14 — Jul. 7, 2008
  • pp: 10557–10564

Broadband terahertz lasing in aligned molecules

Andrew G. York and H. M. Milchberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 10557-10564 (2008)

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No broadband amplifying medium has been demonstrated yet for terahertz radiation. We present simulations showing that laser-aligned molecules can amplify broadband terahertz radiation, allowing high-energy amplification of few-cycle pulses at terahertz frequencies.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.4130) Lasers and laser optics : Molecular gas lasers
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2008
Published: June 30, 2008

Andrew G. York and H. M. Milchberg, "Broadband terahertz lasing in aligned molecules," Opt. Express 16, 10557-10564 (2008)

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