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Pulsed optical THz technology: generation and amplification of coherent THz radiation
Author(s): Peter Haring Bolivar; Rainer Martini; Heinrich Kurz
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Paper Abstract

State-of-the-art coherent THz radiation sources are reviewed and inversion-less amplification mechanisms are presented, which are applicable to a wide variety of optically impulsively excited THz emitters. The amplification schemes will be experimentally demonstrated and fundamental limitations and prerequisites discussed, stressing analogies and differences to standard amplification by stimulated emission.

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Date Published: 9 September 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3828, Terahertz Spectroscopy and Applications II, (9 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.361039
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Peter Haring Bolivar, Technische Univ. Aachen (Germany)
Rainer Martini, Technische Univ. Aachen (Germany)
Heinrich Kurz, Technische Univ. Aachen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3828:
Terahertz Spectroscopy and Applications II
J. Martyn Chamberlain, Editor(s)

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