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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 969–971

Efficient generation of short terahertz pulses via stimulated Raman adiabatic passage

Nikolai G. Kalugin and Yuri V. Rostovtsev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 969-971 (2006)

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We have analyzed the efficiency of coherent scattering of infrared radiation in molecular gases for the production of intense, short terahertz (THz) pulses by using stimulated Raman adiabatic passage for the preparation of coherence. We show that coherently driven molecular media potentially yield strong, controllable, short pulses of THz radiation. The pulses have energies ranging from several nanojoules to microjoules and time durations from several femtoseconds to nanoseconds at room temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2005

Nikolai G. Kalugin and Yuri V. Rostovtsev, "Efficient generation of short terahertz pulses via stimulated Raman adiabatic passage," Opt. Lett. 31, 969-971 (2006)

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