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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2001
  • pp: 699–704

A frequency-agile terahertz-wave parametric oscillator

Kazuhiro Imai, Kodo Kawase, and Hiromasa Ito  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 13, pp. 699-704 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.8.000699


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Abstract

We demonstrated a pulse-to-pulse frequency-tunable LiNbO3 terahertz-wave parametric oscillator, pumped with a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Rapid tuning from 1 to 2 THz, with random frequency accessibility, was achieved by rotating the pump beam angle using an optical beam scanner and a telescope.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far

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History
Original Manuscript: May 30, 2001
Published: June 18, 2001

Citation
Kazuhiro Imai, Kodo Kawase, and Hiromasa Ito, "A frequency-agile terahertz-wave parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 8, 699-704 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-8-13-699


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