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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2007
  • pp: 313–315

Single-shot spatiotemporal measurements of high-field terahertz pulses

J. van Tilborg, C. B. Schroeder, Cs. Tóth, C. G.R. Geddes, E. Esarey, and W. P. Leemans  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 313-315 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000313


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Abstract

The electric field profiles of broad-bandwidth coherent terahertz (THz) pulses, emitted by laser-wakefield-accelerated electron bunches, are studied. The near-single-cycle THz pulses are measured with two single-shot techniques in the temporal and spatial domains. Spectra of 0 6 THz and peak fields up to 0.4 MV cm 1 are observed. The measured field substructure demonstrates the manifestation of spatiotemporal coupling at focus, which affects the interpretation of THz radiation as a bunch diagnostic and in high-field pump–probe experiments.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2006
Published: January 12, 2007

Citation
J. van Tilborg, C. B. Schroeder, Cs. Tóth, C. G. R. Geddes, E. Esarey, and W. P. Leemans, "Single-shot spatiotemporal measurements of high-field terahertz pulses," Opt. Lett. 32, 313-315 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-3-313

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