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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1751–1753

Broadband generation of terahertz radiation in a waveguide

Hua Cao, Richard A. Linke, and Ajay Nahata  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 15, pp. 1751-1753 (2004)

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We report a novel geometry that allows for the phase-matched generation of broadband terahertz radiation in a polymer-based parallel-plate metal waveguide by means of optical rectification. Both the optical pump beam and the generated terahertz radiation propagate in the fundamental mode of the waveguide. This allows for noncritical phase matching over a broad range of terahertz frequencies. We demonstrate guided-wave interaction lengths of up to 3 mm.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

Hua Cao, Richard A. Linke, and Ajay Nahata, "Broadband generation of terahertz radiation in a waveguide," Opt. Lett. 29, 1751-1753 (2004)

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