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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 754–757

Multiple-beam output of a surface-emitted terahertz-wave parametric oscillator by using a slab MgO:LiNbO3 crystal

Weitao Wang, Xingyu Zhang, Qingpu Wang, Zhenhua Cong, Xiaohan Chen, Zhaojun Liu, Zengguang Qin, Ping Li, Guanqi Tang, Ning Li, Cong Wang, Yongfu Li, and Wenyong Cheng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 754-757 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000754


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Abstract

A MgO:LiNbO3 slab configuration for the surface-emitted terahertz-wave parametric oscillator (TPO) is presented. The pump and the oscillating Stokes beams were totally reflected at the slab surface and propagated zigzaggedly in the slab MgO:LiNbO3 crystal. Up to five terahertz beams were emitted perpendicularly to the surface of the crystal. The total output energy of the five THz-wave beams was 3.56 times as large as that obtained from the conventional surface-emitted TPO at the same experimental conditions. The intensity distributions of the THz wave beams were measured, and they were unsymmetrical in the horizontal direction while symmetrical in the vertical direction.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 29, 2013
Published: February 3, 2014

Citation
Weitao Wang, Xingyu Zhang, Qingpu Wang, Zhenhua Cong, Xiaohan Chen, Zhaojun Liu, Zengguang Qin, Ping Li, Guanqi Tang, Ning Li, Cong Wang, Yongfu Li, and Wenyong Cheng, "Multiple-beam output of a surface-emitted terahertz-wave parametric oscillator by using a slab MgO:LiNbO3 crystal," Opt. Lett. 39, 754-757 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-4-754

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