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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2009
  • pp: 713–715

Efficient upconversion of subterahertz radiation in a high-Q whispering gallery resonator

D. V. Strekalov, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, and N. Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 6, pp. 713-715 (2009)

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We demonstrate efficient upconversion of subterahertz radiation into the optical domain in a high-Q whispering gallery mode resonator with quadratic optical nonlinearity. The 5 × 10 3 power conversion efficiency of a cw 100 GHz signal is achieved with only 16 mW of optical pump.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2009
Published: March 3, 2009

D. V. Strekalov, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, and N. Yu, "Efficient upconversion of subterahertz radiation in a high-Q whispering gallery resonator," Opt. Lett. 34, 713-715 (2009)

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