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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2497–2499

Generation of 30 μ J single-cycle terahertz pulses at 100 Hz repetition rate by optical rectification

Andrei G. Stepanov, Luigi Bonacina, Sergei V. Chekalin, and Jean-Pierre Wolf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 21, pp. 2497-2499 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002497


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Abstract

We report the generation of 30 μ J single-cycle terahertz pulses at 100 Hz repetition rate by phase-matched optical rectification in lithium niobate using 28 mJ femtosecond laser pulses. The phase-matching condition is achieved by tilting the laser pulse intensity front. Temporal, spectral, and propagation properties of the generated terahertz pulses are presented. In addition, we discuss possibilities for further increasing the energy of single-cycle terahertz pulses obtained by optical rectification.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2008
Published: October 24, 2008

Citation
Andrei G. Stepanov, Luigi Bonacina, Sergei V. Chekalin, and Jean-Pierre Wolf, "Generation of 30 μJ single-cycle terahertz pulses at 100 Hz repetition rate by optical rectification," Opt. Lett. 33, 2497-2499 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-21-2497


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