High-power THz generation, THz nonlinear optics, and THz nonlinear spectroscopy

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

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It is now possible to generate terahertz (THz) pulses with sufficient energy and field amplitude to enable versatile applications in THz nonlinear optics and spectroscopy. In addition, THz waveform shaping at high intensities promises wide ranging new capabilities in THz coherent control. We review recent progress in generation of high-power THz phononpolariton waves in lithium niobate that can be coupled into free space THz radiation. A polaritonics toolset for control and processing of the THz waves is also reviewed briefly. Recent demonstrations of THz nonlinear optics and spectroscopy are then presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4481112
Pages (from-to)345-353
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2008


  • High-power terahertz sources
  • Lattice anharmonicity
  • Lithium niobate (LiNbO)
  • Nonlinear terahertz optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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