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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6044–6052

Improved terahertz two-color plasma sources pumped by high intensity laser beam

F. Blanchard, G. Sharma, X. Ropagnol, L. Razzari, R. Morandotti, and T. Ozaki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6044-6052 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.006044


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Abstract

We investigate the intensity dependent spatial drift of two-color plasma based terahertz (THz) sources. A simple scheme that uses an off-axis parabolic mirror is presented to overcome this shifting. In addition, the THz energy and electric field measurements are related via the real time images of the THz spot size.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.5210) Physical optics : Photoionization
(300.6270) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, far infrared
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: January 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2009
Published: March 31, 2009

Citation
F. Blanchard, G. Sharma, X. Ropagnol, L. Razzari, R. Morandotti, and T. Ozaki, "Improved terahertz two-color plasma sources pumped by high intensity laser beam," Opt. Express 17, 6044-6052 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-8-6044


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