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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 23 — Nov. 5, 2012
  • pp: 26082–26088

Elliptically polarized THz-wave generation from GaP-THz planar waveguide via collinear phase-matched difference frequency mixing

Kyosuke Saito, Tadao Tanabe, and Yutaka Oyama  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 23, pp. 26082-26088 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.026082


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Abstract

We carried out terahertz (THz)-wave generation from the GaP planar waveguides under collinear phase-matched difference-frequency mixing of two near-infrared sources. TE- and TM-mode of THz-waves were generated simultaneously by adjusting the polarization direction of two incident infrared sources. The phase shift between TE- and TM-mode of THz-wave in the waveguide was dependent on the waveguide length and contributed to the generation of the elliptical polarized THz-wave. The ellipticity of generated THz-wave increased as waveguide length increased. We indicated the possibility of control of rotational direction of elliptical polarization of emitted THz wave.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2012
Published: November 2, 2012

Citation
Kyosuke Saito, Tadao Tanabe, and Yutaka Oyama, "Elliptically polarized THz-wave generation from GaP-THz planar waveguide via collinear phase-matched difference frequency mixing," Opt. Express 20, 26082-26088 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-23-26082


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