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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2008
  • pp: 252–254

Widely tunable terahertz-wave generation using an N-benzyl-2-methyl-4-nitroaniline crystal

Katsuhiko Miyamoto, Hiroaki Minamide, Masazumi Fujiwara, Hideki Hashimoto, and Hiromasa Ito  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 252-254 (2008)

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Widely tunable terahertz (THz)-wave generation using difference frequency generation (DFG) in an organic N-benzyl-2-methyl-4-nitroaniline (BNA) crystal was demonstrated. To our knowledge, this is the first report of THz-wave generation by BNA DFG. Large, high-quality single crystals of BNA ( ϕ 8 mm × 30 mm ) were grown using the vertical Bridgman method. The nonlinear optical (NLO) coefficient d 33 of the BNA crystal is 234 pm V , which is the largest value reported for any yellow NLO material. The collinear phase-matching condition of the type-0 configuration is satisfied using a 0.7 1 μ m band pump wavelength. We generated THz waves using an organic BNA crystal; the generation range is 0.1 15 THz .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2007
Published: January 29, 2008

Katsuhiko Miyamoto, Hiroaki Minamide, Masazumi Fujiwara, Hideki Hashimoto, and Hiromasa Ito, "Widely tunable terahertz-wave generation using an N-benzyl-2-methyl-4-nitroaniline crystal," Opt. Lett. 33, 252-254 (2008)

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