Abstract

We demonstrate, to the best of our knowledge, a novel generation process of a terahertz (THz) electromagnetic wave via a noncollinear χ(2) process in LiNbO3 with a phase-front-controlled femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser pulse. Systematic measurements of both the THz electric field and the excitation transmitted through an LiNbO3 crystal at different excitation powers show that the maximum amplitude of the THz electric field increases nonlinearly above the critical input powers. This enhancement of optical rectification efficiency is attributed to the distortion of the excitation pulse shape via electro-optic (EO) phase modulation by the emitted THz wave. Actually, spectral line shapes of both the THz wave and the excitation pulse become broadened above the threshold, and they are well reproduced by numerical simulations with equivalent one-dimensionally mapped coupled equations in the frequency domain. This generation scheme shows potential optimization of further generation efficiency.

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J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M.C. Hoffmann, B. Bartal, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high-power terahertz pulses by tilted-pulse-front excitation and their application possibilities,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 6-19 (2008).
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[CrossRef]

2007 (7)

K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10 mu J ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 171121 (2007).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

A. Syouji, S. Saito, K. Sakai, M. Nagai, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, “Evaluation of a terahertz wave spectrum and construction of a terahertz wave-sensing system using a Yb-doped fiber laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2006-2012 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Blanchard, L. Razzari, H.-C. Bandulet, G. Sharma, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, H. F. Tiedje, H. K. Haugen, and F. A. Hegmann, “Generation of 1.5μJ single-cycle terahertz pulses by optical rectification from a large aperture ZnTe crystal,” Opt. Express 15, 13212-13220 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2005 (3)

G. Stepanov, J. Kuhl, I. Z. Kozma, E. Riedle, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Scaling up the energy of THz pulses created by optical rectification,” Opt. Express 13, 5762-5768 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Stepanov, J. Hebling, and J. Kuhl, “THz generation via optical rectification with ultrashort laser pulse focused to a line,” Appl. Phys. B 81, 23-26 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, J. Kuhl, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Temperature dependence of the absorption and refraction of Mg-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3 in the THz range,” J. Appl. Phys. 97, 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (3)

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, K. Polgár, K. Lengyel, and R. Szipöcs, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 902-908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Nagai, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, “Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56μm fiber laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, A. G. Stepanov, G. Almási, B. Bartal, and J. Kuhl, “Tunable THz pulse generation by optical rectification of ultrashort laser pulses with tilted pulse fronts,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 593-599 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

K. Kawase, H. Minamide, K. Imai, J. Shikata, and H. Ito, “Injection-seeded terahertz-wave parametric generator with wide tunability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 195-197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, G. Almási, and I. Z. Kozma, “Velocity matching by pulse front tilting for large area THz-pulse generation,” Opt. Express 10, 1161-1166 (2002).

1999 (1)

1996 (1)

Q. Wu and X.-C. Zhang, “Ultrafast electro-optic field sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 1604-1606 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

A. Rice, Y. Jin, X. F. Ma, X.-C. Zhang, D. Bliss, J. Larkin, and M. Alexander, “Terahertz optical rectification from 110 zinc-blende crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1324-1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1970 (1)

T. K. Gustafson, J.-P. E. Taran, P. L. Kelley, and R. Y. Chiao, “Self modulation of picosecond pulses in electro-optic crystals,” Opt. Commun. 2, 17-21 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Alexander, M.

A. Rice, Y. Jin, X. F. Ma, X.-C. Zhang, D. Bliss, J. Larkin, and M. Alexander, “Terahertz optical rectification from 110 zinc-blende crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1324-1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Almási, G.

G. Stepanov, J. Kuhl, I. Z. Kozma, E. Riedle, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Scaling up the energy of THz pulses created by optical rectification,” Opt. Express 13, 5762-5768 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, A. G. Stepanov, G. Almási, B. Bartal, and J. Kuhl, “Tunable THz pulse generation by optical rectification of ultrashort laser pulses with tilted pulse fronts,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 593-599 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, K. Polgár, K. Lengyel, and R. Szipöcs, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 902-908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, G. Almási, and I. Z. Kozma, “Velocity matching by pulse front tilting for large area THz-pulse generation,” Opt. Express 10, 1161-1166 (2002).

Avetisyan, Y.

J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 1: Theory,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 185-196 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, C. Rau, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 2: Experiments,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 197-208 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bandulet, H.-C.

Bartal, B.

J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M.C. Hoffmann, B. Bartal, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high-power terahertz pulses by tilted-pulse-front excitation and their application possibilities,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 6-19 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, A. G. Stepanov, G. Almási, B. Bartal, and J. Kuhl, “Tunable THz pulse generation by optical rectification of ultrashort laser pulses with tilted pulse fronts,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 593-599 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Beigang, R.

J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 1: Theory,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 185-196 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, C. Rau, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 2: Experiments,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 197-208 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bessho, T.

A. Syouji, S. Saito, K. Sakai, M. Nagai, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, “Evaluation of a terahertz wave spectrum and construction of a terahertz wave-sensing system using a Yb-doped fiber laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2006-2012 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Nagai, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, “Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56μm fiber laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Blanchard, F.

Bliss, D.

A. Rice, Y. Jin, X. F. Ma, X.-C. Zhang, D. Bliss, J. Larkin, and M. Alexander, “Terahertz optical rectification from 110 zinc-blende crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1324-1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Carr, G. L.

Y. Shen, G. L. Carr, J. B. Murphy, T. Y. Tsang, X. Wang, and X. Yang, “Spatiotemporal control of ultra short laser pulses using intense single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 78, 043813 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chiao, R. Y.

T. K. Gustafson, J.-P. E. Taran, P. L. Kelley, and R. Y. Chiao, “Self modulation of picosecond pulses in electro-optic crystals,” Opt. Commun. 2, 17-21 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Gustafson, T. K.

T. K. Gustafson, J.-P. E. Taran, P. L. Kelley, and R. Y. Chiao, “Self modulation of picosecond pulses in electro-optic crystals,” Opt. Commun. 2, 17-21 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Hattori, T.

Haugen, H. K.

Hebling, J.

J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M.C. Hoffmann, B. Bartal, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high-power terahertz pulses by tilted-pulse-front excitation and their application possibilities,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 6-19 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10 mu J ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 171121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Stepanov, J. Hebling, and J. Kuhl, “THz generation via optical rectification with ultrashort laser pulse focused to a line,” Appl. Phys. B 81, 23-26 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, J. Kuhl, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Temperature dependence of the absorption and refraction of Mg-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3 in the THz range,” J. Appl. Phys. 97, 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. Stepanov, J. Kuhl, I. Z. Kozma, E. Riedle, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Scaling up the energy of THz pulses created by optical rectification,” Opt. Express 13, 5762-5768 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, A. G. Stepanov, G. Almási, B. Bartal, and J. Kuhl, “Tunable THz pulse generation by optical rectification of ultrashort laser pulses with tilted pulse fronts,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 593-599 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, K. Polgár, K. Lengyel, and R. Szipöcs, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 902-908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, G. Almási, and I. Z. Kozma, “Velocity matching by pulse front tilting for large area THz-pulse generation,” Opt. Express 10, 1161-1166 (2002).

Hegmann, F. A.

Hirosumi, T.

A. Syouji, S. Saito, K. Sakai, M. Nagai, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, “Evaluation of a terahertz wave spectrum and construction of a terahertz wave-sensing system using a Yb-doped fiber laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2006-2012 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Nagai, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, “Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56μm fiber laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hoffmann, M. C.

J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M.C. Hoffmann, B. Bartal, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high-power terahertz pulses by tilted-pulse-front excitation and their application possibilities,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 6-19 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10 mu J ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 171121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ichikawa, Y.

Imai, K.

K. Kawase, H. Minamide, K. Imai, J. Shikata, and H. Ito, “Injection-seeded terahertz-wave parametric generator with wide tunability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 195-197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ito, H.

K. Kawase, H. Minamide, K. Imai, J. Shikata, and H. Ito, “Injection-seeded terahertz-wave parametric generator with wide tunability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 195-197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jewariya, M.

Jin, Y.

A. Rice, Y. Jin, X. F. Ma, X.-C. Zhang, D. Bliss, J. Larkin, and M. Alexander, “Terahertz optical rectification from 110 zinc-blende crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1324-1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kawase, K.

K. Kawase, H. Minamide, K. Imai, J. Shikata, and H. Ito, “Injection-seeded terahertz-wave parametric generator with wide tunability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 195-197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kelley, P. L.

T. K. Gustafson, J.-P. E. Taran, P. L. Kelley, and R. Y. Chiao, “Self modulation of picosecond pulses in electro-optic crystals,” Opt. Commun. 2, 17-21 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Kieffer, J.-C.

Kozma, I. Z.

Kuhl, J.

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, J. Kuhl, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Temperature dependence of the absorption and refraction of Mg-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3 in the THz range,” J. Appl. Phys. 97, 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. Stepanov, J. Kuhl, I. Z. Kozma, E. Riedle, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Scaling up the energy of THz pulses created by optical rectification,” Opt. Express 13, 5762-5768 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Stepanov, J. Hebling, and J. Kuhl, “THz generation via optical rectification with ultrashort laser pulse focused to a line,” Appl. Phys. B 81, 23-26 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, A. G. Stepanov, G. Almási, B. Bartal, and J. Kuhl, “Tunable THz pulse generation by optical rectification of ultrashort laser pulses with tilted pulse fronts,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 593-599 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Larkin, J.

A. Rice, Y. Jin, X. F. Ma, X.-C. Zhang, D. Bliss, J. Larkin, and M. Alexander, “Terahertz optical rectification from 110 zinc-blende crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1324-1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Lengyel, K.

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, K. Polgár, K. Lengyel, and R. Szipöcs, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 902-908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L'Huillier, J. A.

J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, C. Rau, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 2: Experiments,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 197-208 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 1: Theory,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 185-196 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Liu, X.

Ma, X. F.

A. Rice, Y. Jin, X. F. Ma, X.-C. Zhang, D. Bliss, J. Larkin, and M. Alexander, “Terahertz optical rectification from 110 zinc-blende crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1324-1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Matsubara, E.

E. Matsubara, T. Sekikawa, and M. Yamashita, “Generation of ultrashort optical pulses using multiple coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in a crystal at room temperature,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 071104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Minamide, H.

K. Kawase, H. Minamide, K. Imai, J. Shikata, and H. Ito, “Injection-seeded terahertz-wave parametric generator with wide tunability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 195-197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Morandotti, R.

Murphy, J. B.

Y. Shen, G. L. Carr, J. B. Murphy, T. Y. Tsang, X. Wang, and X. Yang, “Spatiotemporal control of ultra short laser pulses using intense single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 78, 043813 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nagai, M.

Nelson, K. A.

J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M.C. Hoffmann, B. Bartal, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high-power terahertz pulses by tilted-pulse-front excitation and their application possibilities,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 6-19 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10 mu J ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 171121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ohtake, H.

Ozaki, T.

Pálfalvi, L.

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, J. Kuhl, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Temperature dependence of the absorption and refraction of Mg-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3 in the THz range,” J. Appl. Phys. 97, 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, K. Polgár, K. Lengyel, and R. Szipöcs, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 902-908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Péter, Á.

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, J. Kuhl, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Temperature dependence of the absorption and refraction of Mg-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3 in the THz range,” J. Appl. Phys. 97, 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, K. Polgár, K. Lengyel, and R. Szipöcs, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 902-908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Polgár, K.

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, J. Kuhl, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Temperature dependence of the absorption and refraction of Mg-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3 in the THz range,” J. Appl. Phys. 97, 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, K. Polgár, K. Lengyel, and R. Szipöcs, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 902-908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Qian, L. J.

Rau, C.

J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, C. Rau, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 2: Experiments,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 197-208 (2007).
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Reid, M.

Rice, A.

A. Rice, Y. Jin, X. F. Ma, X.-C. Zhang, D. Bliss, J. Larkin, and M. Alexander, “Terahertz optical rectification from 110 zinc-blende crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1324-1326 (1994).
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Saito, S.

Sakai, K.

Sekikawa, T.

E. Matsubara, T. Sekikawa, and M. Yamashita, “Generation of ultrashort optical pulses using multiple coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in a crystal at room temperature,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 071104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sharma, G.

Shen, Y.

Y. Shen, G. L. Carr, J. B. Murphy, T. Y. Tsang, X. Wang, and X. Yang, “Spatiotemporal control of ultra short laser pulses using intense single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 78, 043813 (2008).
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Y. R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics (Wiley-Interscience, 1984).

Shikata, J.

K. Kawase, H. Minamide, K. Imai, J. Shikata, and H. Ito, “Injection-seeded terahertz-wave parametric generator with wide tunability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 195-197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Stepanov, A. G.

A. G. Stepanov, J. Hebling, and J. Kuhl, “THz generation via optical rectification with ultrashort laser pulse focused to a line,” Appl. Phys. B 81, 23-26 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, A. G. Stepanov, G. Almási, B. Bartal, and J. Kuhl, “Tunable THz pulse generation by optical rectification of ultrashort laser pulses with tilted pulse fronts,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 593-599 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Stepanov, G.

Sugiura, T.

Syouji, A.

Szipöcs, R.

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, K. Polgár, K. Lengyel, and R. Szipöcs, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 902-908 (2004).
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Tanaka, K.

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T. K. Gustafson, J.-P. E. Taran, P. L. Kelley, and R. Y. Chiao, “Self modulation of picosecond pulses in electro-optic crystals,” Opt. Commun. 2, 17-21 (1970).
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J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 1: Theory,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 185-196 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, C. Rau, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 2: Experiments,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 197-208 (2007).
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Tonouchi, M.

M. Tonouchi, “Cutting-edge terahertz technology,” Nat. Photonics 1, 97-105 (2007).
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J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, C. Rau, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 2: Experiments,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 197-208 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 1: Theory,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 185-196 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Y. Shen, G. L. Carr, J. B. Murphy, T. Y. Tsang, X. Wang, and X. Yang, “Spatiotemporal control of ultra short laser pulses using intense single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 78, 043813 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Uehara, Y.

Wang, X.

Y. Shen, G. L. Carr, J. B. Murphy, T. Y. Tsang, X. Wang, and X. Yang, “Spatiotemporal control of ultra short laser pulses using intense single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 78, 043813 (2008).
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Q. Wu and X.-C. Zhang, “Ultrafast electro-optic field sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 1604-1606 (1996).
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E. Matsubara, T. Sekikawa, and M. Yamashita, “Generation of ultrashort optical pulses using multiple coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in a crystal at room temperature,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 071104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yang, X.

Y. Shen, G. L. Carr, J. B. Murphy, T. Y. Tsang, X. Wang, and X. Yang, “Spatiotemporal control of ultra short laser pulses using intense single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 78, 043813 (2008).
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A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, 3rd. ed. (Wiley, 1989).

Yeh, K.-L.

J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M.C. Hoffmann, B. Bartal, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high-power terahertz pulses by tilted-pulse-front excitation and their application possibilities,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 6-19 (2008).
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K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10 mu J ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 171121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yoshida, M.

A. Syouji, S. Saito, K. Sakai, M. Nagai, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, “Evaluation of a terahertz wave spectrum and construction of a terahertz wave-sensing system using a Yb-doped fiber laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2006-2012 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Nagai, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, “Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56μm fiber laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.-C.

Q. Wu and X.-C. Zhang, “Ultrafast electro-optic field sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 1604-1606 (1996).
[CrossRef]

A. Rice, Y. Jin, X. F. Ma, X.-C. Zhang, D. Bliss, J. Larkin, and M. Alexander, “Terahertz optical rectification from 110 zinc-blende crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1324-1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (4)

J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 1: Theory,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 185-196 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. A. L'Huillier, G. Torosyan, M. Theuer, C. Rau, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, “Generation of THz radiation using bulk, periodically and aperiodically poled lithium niobate--Part 2: Experiments,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 197-208 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, A. G. Stepanov, G. Almási, B. Bartal, and J. Kuhl, “Tunable THz pulse generation by optical rectification of ultrashort laser pulses with tilted pulse fronts,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 593-599 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Stepanov, J. Hebling, and J. Kuhl, “THz generation via optical rectification with ultrashort laser pulse focused to a line,” Appl. Phys. B 81, 23-26 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (6)

A. Rice, Y. Jin, X. F. Ma, X.-C. Zhang, D. Bliss, J. Larkin, and M. Alexander, “Terahertz optical rectification from 110 zinc-blende crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1324-1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Q. Wu and X.-C. Zhang, “Ultrafast electro-optic field sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 1604-1606 (1996).
[CrossRef]

M. Nagai, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, “Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56μm fiber laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. Kawase, H. Minamide, K. Imai, J. Shikata, and H. Ito, “Injection-seeded terahertz-wave parametric generator with wide tunability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 195-197 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10 mu J ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 171121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

E. Matsubara, T. Sekikawa, and M. Yamashita, “Generation of ultrashort optical pulses using multiple coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering in a crystal at room temperature,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 071104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (2)

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, K. Polgár, K. Lengyel, and R. Szipöcs, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95, 902-908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, J. Kuhl, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Temperature dependence of the absorption and refraction of Mg-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3 in the THz range,” J. Appl. Phys. 97, 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

A. Syouji, S. Saito, K. Sakai, M. Nagai, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, “Evaluation of a terahertz wave spectrum and construction of a terahertz wave-sensing system using a Yb-doped fiber laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2006-2012 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M.C. Hoffmann, B. Bartal, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high-power terahertz pulses by tilted-pulse-front excitation and their application possibilities,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 6-19 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics (1)

M. Tonouchi, “Cutting-edge terahertz technology,” Nat. Photonics 1, 97-105 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. K. Gustafson, J.-P. E. Taran, P. L. Kelley, and R. Y. Chiao, “Self modulation of picosecond pulses in electro-optic crystals,” Opt. Commun. 2, 17-21 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

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Phys. Rev. A (1)

Y. Shen, G. L. Carr, J. B. Murphy, T. Y. Tsang, X. Wang, and X. Yang, “Spatiotemporal control of ultra short laser pulses using intense single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 78, 043813 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, 3rd. ed. (Wiley, 1989).

K. Sakai, Terahertz Optoelectronics (Springer, 2005).

Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids, EdwardD.Palik, ed. (Academic, 1985).

Y. R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics (Wiley-Interscience, 1984).

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