Friday, June 2, 2017

Abstract-Narrowband terahertz generation with chirped-and-delayed laser pulses in periodically poled lithium niobate

Frederike Ahr, Spencer W. Jolly, Nicholas H. Matlis, Sergio Carbajo, Tobias Kroh, Koustuban Ravi, Damian N. Schimpf, Jan Schulte, Hideki Ishizuki, Takunori Taira, Andreas R. Maier, and Franz X. Kärtner

We generate narrowband terahertz (THz) radiation in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) crystals using two chirped-and-delayed driver pulses from a high-energy Ti:sapphire laser. The generated frequency is determined by the phase-matching condition in the PPLN and influences the temporal delay of the two pulses for efficient terahertz generation. We achieve internal conversion efficiencies up to 0.13% as well as a record multicycle THz energy of 40 μJ at 0.544 THz in a cryogenically cooled PPLN.
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