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Comparison of different optical methods of THz generation
Author(s): Jacob B. Khurgin
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Paper Abstract

A number of different methods of generating Terahertz radiation is considered and the efficiencies of these methods are compared theoretically between themselves as well as with Manley-Rowe limits. It is shown that below 1 THz photoconductive antennae and traditional microwave methods hold advantage, while above 10 THz the advantage goes to traditional nonlinear optical methods. In the 1 - 10 THz region there is no clear winner, but the methods using intersubband transitions in quantum wells do possess significant advantage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3624, Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors III, (24 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349288
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Jacob B. Khurgin, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3624:
Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors III
Kong-Thon F. Tsen, Editor(s)

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