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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2881–2886

High-power, single-longitudinal-mode terahertz-wave generation pumped by a microchip Nd:YAG laser [Invited]

Shin’ichiro Hayashi, Koji Nawata, Hiroshi Sakai, Takunori Taira, Hiroaki Minamide, and Kodo Kawase  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2881-2886 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.002881


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Abstract

We report on the development of a high-peak-power, single-longitudinal-mode and tunable injection-seeded terahertz-wave parametric generator using MgO:LiNbO3, which operates at room temperature. The high peak power (> 120 W) is enough to allow easy detection by commercial and calibrated pyroelectric detectors, and the spectral resolution (< 10 GHz) is the Fourier transform limit of the sub-nanosecond terahertz-wave pulse. The tunability (1.2 – 2.8 THz) and the small footprint size (A3 paper, 29.7 × 42 cm) are suitable for a variety of applications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Terahertz Generation

History
Original Manuscript: October 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2011
Published: January 24, 2012

Virtual Issues
Nonlinear Optics (2011) Optical Materials Express

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Shin’ichiro Hayashi, Koji Nawata, Hiroshi Sakai, Takunori Taira, Hiroaki Minamide, and Kodo Kawase, "High-power, single-longitudinal-mode terahertz-wave generation pumped by a microchip Nd:YAG laser [Invited]," Opt. Express 20, 2881-2886 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-3-2881


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