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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2314–2316

Optical terahertz wave generation in a planar GaAs waveguide

K. L. Vodopyanov and Yu. H. Avetisyan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 20, pp. 2314-2316 (2008)

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We report generation of terahertz (THz) radiation in a planar 61 - μ m -thick GaAs waveguide with a TM 0 propagation mode, achieved by phase-matched difference frequency mixing. The THz output was centered near 2 THz and had 1 μ W average power. As a pump source we utilized both the signal and the idler outputs of a near-degenerate type II synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator operating near 2 μ m with the average powers of 250 and 750 mW , correspondingly.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2008
Published: October 9, 2008

K. L. Vodopyanov and Yu. H. Avetisyan, "Optical terahertz wave generation in a planar GaAs waveguide," Opt. Lett. 33, 2314-2316 (2008)

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