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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2007
  • pp: 433–435

Generation of radially polarized terahertz pulses via velocity-mismatched optical rectification

Guoqing Chang, Charles J. Divin, Chi-Hung Liu, Steven L. Williamson, Almantas Galvanauskas, and Theodore B. Norris  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 4, pp. 433-435 (2007)

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We demonstrate the generation of radially polarized terahertz pulses via optical rectification in a Cherenkov geometry exploiting velocity mismatch, contrary to the traditional approach for generating linearly polarized terahertz beams. A compact system is implemented using 001 -cut ZnTe pumped by an ultrafast Yb-doped fiber amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2006
Published: January 26, 2007

Guoqing Chang, Charles J. Divin, Chi-Hung Liu, Steven L. Williamson, Almantas Galvanauskas, and Theodore B. Norris, "Generation of radially polarized terahertz pulses via velocity-mismatched optical rectification," Opt. Lett. 32, 433-435 (2007)

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