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A complex structure GaAs waveguide emitter with a periodic variation along the propagation direction for generation of terahertz radiation
Author(s): Tianxin Yang; Rui Li; Junlong Wang; Delin Yang; Mei Sang
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Paper Abstract

A novel terahertz source that is capable of emitting terahertz radiation based on a phase-matched optical rectification process pumped by 1550-nm fiber lasers is proposed. The whole device equivalently consists of many THz-emitter units connected along the direction of optical pulses propagation by optical chirp compensation components such as photonic crystal fibers and optical semiconductor amplifiers. In each THz-emitter unit, there are two sections adjacent to each other along the direction of the pumping optical pulse propagation. One of the sections is a segment of asymmetric dielectric planar waveguide in which a core-layer of GaAs is contacted with a substrate containing an epilayer of AlxGa1-xAs. The other section is a segment of corrugated waveguide with a GaAs second-order rectangular grating teeth layer above the same substrate containing an epilayer of AlxGa1-xAs. The terahertz waves could be generated in the non-grating section by a pulsed fiber laser based on an optical rectification process under the circumstance of phase matching by exploiting the waveguide mode dispersion. These terahertz waves then could be coupled into the air and the substrate transversely in the following grating section to form the terahertz radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7671, Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems IV: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense, 767113 (26 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850069
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Tianxin Yang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Rui Li, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Junlong Wang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Delin Yang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Mei Sang, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7671:
Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems IV: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense
Mehdi Anwar; Nibir K. Dhar; Thomas W. Crowe, Editor(s)

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