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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2001
  • pp: 497–502

Tuning characteristics of narrowband THz radiation generated via optical rectification in periodically poled lithium niobate

C. Weiss, G. Torosyan, J.-P. Meyn, R. Wallenstein, R. Beigang, and Y. Avetisyan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 9, pp. 497-502 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.8.000497


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Abstract

The tuning properties of pulsed narrowband THz radiation generated via optical rectification in periodically poled lithium niobate have been investigated. Using a disk-shaped periodically poled crystal tuning was easily accomplished by rotating the crystal around its axis and observing the generated THz radiation in forward direction. In this way no beam deflection during tuning was observed. The total tuning range extended from 180 GHz up to 830 GHz and was limited by the poling period of 127 µm which determines the maximum THz frequency in forward direction.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2001
Published: April 23, 2001

Citation
Carsten Weiss, G. Torosyan, Jan-Peter Meyn, Richard Wallenstein, Rene Beigang, and Yuri Avetisyan, "Tuning characteristics of narrowband THz radiation generated via optical rectification in periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Express 8, 497-502 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-8-9-497


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