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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2003
  • pp: 471–473

Direct field-resolved detection of terahertz transients with amplitudes of megavolts per centimeter

K. Reimann, R. P. Smith, A. M. Weiner, T. Elsaesser, and M. Woerner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 471-473 (2003)

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Phase-matched difference-frequency mixing in a thin GaSe crystal within the broad spectrum of 25-fs pulses from a Ti:sapphire oscillator multipass amplifier system permits the generation of few-cycle electric field transients, frequencies up to 30 THz, and amplitudes of more than 1 MV/cm. The field transients generated at a 1-kHz repetition rate are directly measured by electro-optic sampling by 12-fs probe pulses from the 75-MHz repetition-rate Ti:sapphire oscillator in combination with a novel electronic gating technique.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

K. Reimann, R. P. Smith, A. M. Weiner, T. Elsaesser, and M. Woerner, "Direct field-resolved detection of terahertz transients with amplitudes of megavolts per centimeter," Opt. Lett. 28, 471-473 (2003)

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