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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4818–4820

Investigation of terahertz generation from passively Q-switched dual-frequency laser pulses

Pu Zhao, Srinivasa Ragam, Yujie J. Ding, and Ioulia B. Zotova  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 24, pp. 4818-4820 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004818


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Abstract

When two Nd:YLF crystals share a Cr:YAG crystal functioning as a single passive Q switch, the timing jitter between each pair of dual-frequency pulses generated by the two crystals has been reduced by a factor of 20. Such a reduction in the timing jitter allows us to generate terahertz pulses by focusing such a passively Q-switched laser beam onto a nonlinear crystal. Such a result represents the first step for us to eventually implement a compact terahertz source based on ultracompact microchip lasers.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2011
Published: December 15, 2011

Citation
Pu Zhao, Srinivasa Ragam, Yujie J. Ding, and Ioulia B. Zotova, "Investigation of terahertz generation from passively Q-switched dual-frequency laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 36, 4818-4820 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-24-4818

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