OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Vol. 27, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1454–1456

Efficient, tunable, and coherent 0.18–5.27-THz source based on GaSe crystal

Wei Shi, Yujie J. Ding, Nils Fernelius, and Konstantin Vodopyanov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 16, pp. 1454-1456 (2002)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (161 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Continuously tunable and coherent radiation in the wide range 56.8–1618 μm (0.18–5.27 THz) has been achieved as a novel and promising terahertz source based on collinear phase-matched difference frequency generation in a GaSe crystal. This source has the advantages of high coherence, simplicity for tuning, simple alignment, and stable output. The peak output power for the terahertz radiation reaches 69.4 W at a wavelength of 196 μm (1.53 THz), which corresponds to a photon conversion efficiency of 3.3%. A simple optimization of the design can yield a compact terahertz source.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

Wei Shi, Yujie J. Ding, Nils Fernelius, and Konstantin Vodopyanov, "Efficient, tunable, and coherent 0.18–5.27-THz source based on GaSe crystal," Opt. Lett. 27, 1454-1456 (2002)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. B. B. Hu and M. C. Nuss, Opt. Lett. 20, 1716 (1995).
  2. Q. Chen, Z. Jiang, G. X. Xu, and X.-C. Zhang, Opt. Lett. 25, 1122 (2000).
  3. J. L. Johnson, T. D. Dorney, and D. M. Mittleman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 835 (2001).
  4. M. Schall and P. U. Jepsen, Opt. Lett. 25, 13 (2000).
  5. C. Rønne, P. Åstrand, and S. R. Keiding, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2888 (1999).
  6. T. I. Jeon, D. Grischkowsky, A. K. Mukherjee, and R. Menon, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2452 (2000).
  7. Y. S. Lee, R. Meade, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3583 (2001).
  8. P. G. O’Shea and H. P. Freund, Science 292, 1853 (2001).
  9. M. Nagel, P. H. Bolivar, M. Brucherseifer, H. Kurz, A. Bosserhoff, and R. Büttner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 154 (2002).
  10. E. R. Brown, F. W. Smish, and K. A. McIntosh, J. Appl. Phys. 73, 1480 (1993).
  11. S. Matsuura, G. A. Blake, R. A. Wyss, J. C. Pearson, C. Kadow, A. W. Jackson, and A. C. Gossard, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2872 (1999).
  12. F. Zernike, Jr., and P. R. Berman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 999 (1965).
  13. K. Kawase, T. Hatanaka, H. Takahashi, K. Nakamura, T. Taniuchi, and H. Ito, Opt. Lett. 25, 1714 (2000).
  14. K. Imai, K. Kawase, J.-I. Shikata, H. Minamide, and H. Ito, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 1026 (2001).
  15. L. Friedman, G. Sun, and R. A. Soref, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 401 (2001).
  16. R. Kohler, A. Tredicucci, F. Beltram, H. E. Beere, E. H. Linfield, A. G. Davies, and D. A. Ritchie, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1867 (2002).
  17. I. Vurgaftman and J. R. Meyer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 899 (1999).
  18. V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999), pp. 119–125, 166–169.
  19. Y. J. Ding and I. B. Zotova, Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 531 (2000).
  20. Y. J. Ding and J. B. Khurgin, Opt. Commun. 148, 105 (1998).
  21. E. D. Palik, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids (Academic, New York, 1998), Vol. III.
  22. A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics (Wiley, New York, 1988), p. 401.
  23. K. L. Vodopyanov and L. A. Kulevskii, Opt. Commun. 118, 375 (1995).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited