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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2776–2778

Half-cycle-pulse terahertz emission from an ultrafast laser plasma in a solid target

Yuan Gao, Tara Drake, Zhiyuan Chen, and Matthew F. DeCamp  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 23, pp. 2776-2778 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002776


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Abstract

Coherent far-IR radiation is observed upon the generation of dense laser-driven plasma in a solid copper target. The coherent radiation demonstrates a strong half-cycle-pulse nature with temporal dynamics as fast as 150 ‚ÄČ fs . Comparisons between the data and radiation models are discussed. This measurement dem onstrates a new method of performing ultrafast laser-plasma diagnostics in solid targets.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2008
Published: November 20, 2008

Citation
Yuan Gao, Tara Drake, Zhiyuan Chen, and Matthew F. DeCamp, "Half-cycle-pulse terahertz emission from an ultrafast laser plasma in a solid target," Opt. Lett. 33, 2776-2778 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-23-2776


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