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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2805–2807

Generation of single-cycle THz transients with high electric-field amplitudes

T. Bartel, P. Gaal, K. Reimann, M. Woerner, and T. Elsaesser  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 20, pp. 2805-2807 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002805


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Abstract

Single-cycle terahertz (THz) transients in the frequency range 0.3-7 THz with electric-field amplitudes of more than 400 kV/cm are generated by four-wave mixing of the fundamental and the second harmonic of 25 fs pulses from a Ti:sapphire amplifier in ionized air. These transients are fully characterized by electro-optic sampling with ZnTe and GaP crystals. One can tune the center frequency of the THz transients by varying the length of the incident pulse. The electric-field amplitude increases linearly with the incident pulse energy.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

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T. Bartel, P. Gaal, K. Reimann, M. Woerner, and T. Elsaesser, "Generation of single-cycle THz transients with high electric-field amplitudes," Opt. Lett. 30, 2805-2807 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-20-2805


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