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  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 575–586

Optical properties and birefringence in LiInS2 in the terahertz frequency range

Shanpeng Wang, Qijun Liang, Xutang Tao, and Thomas Dekorsy  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 575-586 (2014)

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The birefringence of LiInS2 (LIS) crystals in the THz frequency region is investigated by THz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS). The experimental results indicate that LIS has large birefringence and low absorption in the THz frequency region. The optical properties of LIS are quantitatively determined. A sharp absorption caused by a TO-phonon resonance is observed at around 1.70 THz when the Z-axis is parallel to the polarization of the incident THz wave. A temporal separation of the transmitted THz pulses with different polarization components is realized by changing the orientation of the LIS crystal with respect to the polarization of the incident THz pulses. By controlling the relative phase and amplitude of the temporally separated THz pulses, THz polarization pulse shaping caused by birefringence in LIS crystal is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optical Materials

Original Manuscript: November 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2014
Published: March 3, 2014

Shanpeng Wang, Qijun Liang, Xutang Tao, and Thomas Dekorsy, "Optical properties and birefringence in LiInS2 in the terahertz frequency range," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 575-586 (2014)

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