We describe a simple linear filtering technique for transforming individual femtosecond light pulses into terahertz-repetition-rate bursts of femtosecond pulses. By using phase-only filtering, high efficiency is achieved. Pulse repetition rates approaching 6 THz are obtained.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 15, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 1989
Published: January 1, 1990
A. M. Weiner and D. E. Leaird, "Generation of terahertz-rate trains of femtosecond pulses by phase-only filtering," Opt. Lett. 15, 51-53 (1990)