We demonstrate a simple scheme for capturing the temporal waveforms of a freely propagating terahertz electromagnetic transient in a single shot. The method relies on electro-optic sampling in a noncollinear geometry for the terahertz radiation and the visible probe beam, coupled with multichannel detection. The approach provides time resolution that is comparable to that of conventional electro-optic sampling measurements.
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Jie Shan, Aniruddha S. Weling, Ernst Knoesel, Ludwig Bartels, Mischa Bonn, Ajay Nahata, Georg A. Reider, and Tony F. Heinz, "Single-shot measurement of terahertz electromagnetic pulses by use of electro-optic sampling," Opt. Lett. 25, 426-428 (2000)