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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 21349–21356

Terahertz wave generation from hyper-Raman lines in two-level quantum systems driven by two-color lasers

Wei Zhang, Shi-Fang Guo, Su-Qing Duan, and Xian-Geng Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 21349-21356 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.021349


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Abstract

Based on spatial-temporal symmetry breaking mechanism, we propose a novel scheme for terahertz (THz) wave generation from hyper-Raman lines associated with the 0th harmonic (a particular even harmonic) in a two-level quantum system driven by two-color laser fields. With the help of analysis of quasi-energy, the frequency of THz wave can be tuned by changing the field amplitude of the driving laser. By optimizing the parameters of the laser fields, we are able to obtain arbitrary frequency radiation in the THz regime with appreciable strength (as strong as the typical harmonics). Our proposal can be realized in experiment in view of the recent experimental progress of even-harmonics generation by two-color laser fields.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2013
Published: September 4, 2013

Citation
Wei Zhang, Shi-Fang Guo, Su-Qing Duan, and Xian-Geng Zhao, "Terahertz wave generation from hyper-Raman lines in two-level quantum systems driven by two-color lasers," Opt. Express 21, 21349-21356 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-18-21349


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