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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 9277–9288

Non-ellipsometric detection of terahertz radiation using heterodyne EO sampling in the Cherenkov velocity matching scheme

Masahiko Tani, Tetsuya Kinoshita, Tomohiro Nagase, Kazuki Horita, Christopher T. Que, Elmer Estacio, Kohji Yamamoto, and Michael I. Bakunov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 9277-9288 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.009277


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Abstract

A new electro-optic (EO) sampling scheme, which we refer to as “heterodyne EO sampling”, for detection of pulsed terahertz (THz) waves is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. In this heterodyne EO sampling scheme, the intensity change in the optical probe pulse induced by a THz field in a nonlinear crystal is measured without any polarization optics. Applied in combination with the non-collinear Cherenkov velocity matching technique, this method allows one to detect pulsed THz waves efficiently and easily using a simpler optical setup as compared to the conventional ellipsometric EO sampling method.

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OCIS Codes
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2013
Published: April 8, 2013

Citation
Masahiko Tani, Tetsuya Kinoshita, Tomohiro Nagase, Kazuki Horita, Christopher T. Que, Elmer Estacio, Kohji Yamamoto, and Michael I. Bakunov, "Non-ellipsometric detection of terahertz radiation using heterodyne EO sampling in the Cherenkov velocity matching scheme," Opt. Express 21, 9277-9288 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-8-9277


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