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Terahertz wave generation by photonic bandgap materials
Author(s): Mark Cronin-Golomb; Lei Zhang; Jing Zhao; James J. Foshee
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Paper Abstract

One dimensional photonic bandgap structures can be used to enhance the efficiency of nonlinear optical parametric processes. Structural dispersion can be used to achieve phase matching, and resonant effects can be used to increase the intensity of the pump beams in the nonlinear optical material. In this paper these ideas are used to derive for the a continuous wave or a quasicontinuous wave THz signal and show that an improvement of three orders of magnitude in the output intensity can be achieved for a structure involving as few as four layers of ZnTe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5354, Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics III, (8 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.519481
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Mark Cronin-Golomb, Tufts Univ. (United States)
Lei Zhang, Agiltron, Inc. (United States)
Jing Zhao, Agiltron, Inc. (United States)
James J. Foshee, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5354:
Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics III
R. Jennifer Hwu, Editor(s)

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