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Infrared and terahertz generation by ultrafast laser pulses
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we will present our preliminary results on our development of infrared and terahertz generation by ultrafast laser pulses. The objective of this project is to develop (i) portable and cost effective spatially coherent broadband Infrared (IR) and Terahertz (THz) illuminating light sources. To effectively generate spatially coherent broadband IR and THz sources, we use a novel nonlinear optical technical approach by harnessing the huge nonlinear effect of the specially designed and fabricated photonic crystal fibers (PCF). The major merits of these unique light sources are: (1) broad band (covering a wide range of spectroscopic signatures), (2) spatially coherent (so that beams can be delivered to the far distance like laser beams), (3) compact, portable and small footprint (all fiber design), (4) cost effective (traditional approaches such as cascaded laser systems are complicated and expensive for covering broadband).

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6314, Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII, 63141S (24 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.682078
Show Author Affiliations
Fei Wu, Penn State Univ. (United States)
Jae hun Kim, Penn State Univ. (United States)
Peng Li, Penn State Univ. (United States)
Zhiwen Liu, Penn State Univ. (United States)
Karl Reichard, Penn State Univ. (United States)
John Mazurowski, Penn State Univ. (United States)
Stuart Yin, Penn State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6314:
Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII
Francis T. S. Yu; Ruyan Guo; Shizhuo S. Yin, Editor(s)

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