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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2645–2647

Single-cycle multiterahertz transients with peak fields above 10 MV/cm

F. Junginger, A. Sell, O. Schubert, B. Mayer, D. Brida, M. Marangoni, G. Cerullo, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Huber  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 15, pp. 2645-2647 (2010)

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Phase-locked single-cycle transients with frequency components between 1 and 60 THz and peak fields of up to 12 MV / cm are generated as the idler wave of a parametric amplifier. To achieve broadband conversion in GaSe nonlinear crystals, we match the group velocities of signal and idler components. The influence of group-velocity dispersion is minimized by long-wavelength pumping at 1.18 μm . Free-space electro-optic sampling monitors the multiterahertz waveforms with direct field resolution.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2010
Published: July 29, 2010

F. Junginger, A. Sell, O. Schubert, B. Mayer, D. Brida, M. Marangoni, G. Cerullo, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Huber, "Single-cycle multiterahertz transients with peak fields above 10 MV/cm," Opt. Lett. 35, 2645-2647 (2010)

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