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Terahertz pulse generation by the method of optical rectification of few-cycle laser pulses propagating in GaAs crystal
Author(s): D. L. Hovhannisyan; V. O. Chaltykyan; A. S. Martirosyan; K. G. Stepanyan
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of theoretical studies of the generation process of terahertz radiation arising via interaction of fewcycle laser pulses propagating in an isotropic nonlinear medium. Numerical time-integration by the finite-difference method of the system of nonlinear Maxwell equations has been performed. We consider the interaction of mutuallyorthogonal linearly polarized pulses, both having the central wavelength of 1.98 μm, duration of 30 fs and the energies of 30 nJ, propagating along the normal to the <110> plane in the 1 mm-thickness GaAs crystal. The process of formation of a terahertz pulse arising via spectral filtration of supercontinuum formed in the spectra of pump pulses at the output of nonlinear crystal is studied. The dependences of both current frequency of the pump pulses on time for different lengths of nonlinear crystal and of pump pulse durations on the crystal length are obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2009
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7354, Nonlinear Optics and Applications III, 735412 (21 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.819787
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D. L. Hovhannisyan, Yerevan State Univ. (Armenia)
V. O. Chaltykyan, Institute for Physical Research (Armenia)
A. S. Martirosyan, Institute for Physical Research (Armenia)
K. G. Stepanyan, Yerevan State Univ. (Armenia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7354:
Nonlinear Optics and Applications III
Mario Bertolotti, Editor(s)

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