Generation of high average power 1 kHz shaped THz pulses via optical rectification

Ka Lo Yeh, J. Hebling, Matthias C. Hoffmann, Keith A. Nelson

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Abstract

Generation of near single-cycle THz pulses from lithium niobate with 3.3 μJ energy, 3.3 mW average power, 1.2 THz central frequency and 4 MW peak power was demonstrated by tilting the intensity front of the pump pulses from a 1 kHz Ti:sapphire laser. THz pulse intensity as high as 200 MW/cm2 was achieved. The energy conversion efficiency was 7 × 10-4. The capability of the present scheme to generate high energy shaped THz pulses was also demonstrated by using a sequence of optical pump pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3567-3570
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume281
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2008

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Generation of high average power 1 kHz shaped THz pulses via optical rectification. / Yeh, Ka Lo; Hebling, J.; Hoffmann, Matthias C.; Nelson, Keith A.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 281, No. 13, 01.07.2008, p. 3567-3570.

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Yeh, Ka Lo ; Hebling, J. ; Hoffmann, Matthias C. ; Nelson, Keith A. / Generation of high average power 1 kHz shaped THz pulses via optical rectification. In: Optics Communications. 2008 ; Vol. 281, No. 13. pp. 3567-3570.
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