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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 442–445

Continuous wave, frequency-tunable terahertz laser radiation generated via stimulated polariton scattering

Andrew J. Lee and Helen M. Pask  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 3, pp. 442-445 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000442


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Abstract

We report the generation of CW THz radiation, generated via stimulated polariton scattering in MgO:LiNbO3. The system is capable of producing frequency tunable radiation across the range 1.5–2.3 THz and requires only 2.3 W incident diode pump power to reach threshold. Maximum THz output power of 2.3 μW has been detected for just 5.9 W incident diode pump power, at a frequency of 1.8 THz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2013
Published: January 20, 2014

Citation
Andrew J. Lee and Helen M. Pask, "Continuous wave, frequency-tunable terahertz laser radiation generated via stimulated polariton scattering," Opt. Lett. 39, 442-445 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-3-442


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