Abstract

We report fabrication of a THz phonon-polariton resonator in a single crystal of LiNbO3 using femtosecond laser machining with high energy pulses. Fundamental and overtone resonator modes are excited selectively and monitored through spatiotemporal imaging. The resonator is integrated into a single solid-state platform that can include THz generation, manipulation, readout and other functionalities.

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. (1)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Nature Materials (1)

N.S. Stoyanov, D.W.Ward, T. Feurer, and K.A. Nelson, "Terahertz polariton propagation in patterned materials,�?? Nature Materials, 1, 95-98 (2002)
[CrossRef]

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Philos. Mag. (1)

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Phys. Rev. B (1)

T. Qiu and M. Maier, "Long-distance propagation and damping of low-frequency phonon polaritons in LiNbO3,�?? Phys. Rev. B 56, R5717-R5720 (1997)
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

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[CrossRef]

K.P. Cheung, D.H. Auston, "Excitation of coherent phonon polaritons with femtosecond optical pulses,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2152-2155 (1985)
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

T. Feurer, J.C. Vaughan, and K.A. Nelson, "Spatio temporal coherent control of lattice vibrational waves,�?? Science 299, 374-376 (2003)
[CrossRef]

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A. Taflove and S.C. Hagness, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method (Artec House, Boston, 2000)

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