Abstract

Optical rectification of ultrashort laser pulses in LiNbO3 by tilted-pulse-front excitation is a powerful way to generate near single-cycle terahertz (THz) pulses. Calculations were carried out to optimize the output THz peak electric field strength. The results predict peak electric field strengths on the MV/cm level in the 0.3–1.5 THz frequency range by using optimal pump pulse duration of about 500 fs, optimal crystal length, and cryogenic temperatures for reducing THz absorption in LiNbO3. The THz electric field strength can be increased further to tens of MV/cm by focusing. Using optimal conditions together with the contact grating technique THz pulses with 100 MV/cm focused electric field strength and energies on the tens-of-mJ scale are feasible.

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2011 (1)

H. Hirori, A. Doi, F. Blanchard, and K. Tanaka, “Single-cycle terahertz pulses with amplitudes exceeding 1 MV/cm generated by optical rectification in LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(9), 091106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (6)

A. G. Stepanov, S. Henin, Y. Petit, L. Bonacina, J. Kasparian, and J. P. Wolf, “Mobile source of high-energy single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 11–14 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

H. Hirori, M. Nagai, and K. Tanaka, “Excitonic interactions with intense terahertz pulses in ZnSe/ZnMgSSe multiple quantum wells,” Phys. Rev. B 81(8), 081305 (2010).
[CrossRef]

K. Nagashima and A. Kosuge, “Design of rectangular transmission gratings fabricated in LiNbO3 for high-power terahertz-wave generation,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 49(12), 122504 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Fülöp, L. Pálfalvi, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Design of high-energy terahertz sources based on optical rectification,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12311–12327 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (5)

W. Hong, P. Lu, P. Lan, Q. Zhang, and X. Wang, “Few-cycle attosecond pulses with stabilized-carrier-envelope phase in the presence of a strong terahertz field,” Opt. Express 17(7), 5139–5146 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Nagai, M. Jewariya, Y. Ichikawa, H. Ohtake, T. Sugiura, Y. Uehara, and K. Tanaka, “Broadband and high power terahertz pulse generation beyond excitation bandwidth limitation via χ(2) cascaded processes in LiNbO3,” Opt. Express 17(14), 11543–11549 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Jewariya, M. Nagai, and K. Tanaka, “Enhancement of terahertz wave generation by cascaded χ(2) processes in LiNbO3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26(9), A101–A106 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Impact ionization in InSb probed by terahertz pump—terahertz probe spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. B 79(16), 161201 (2009).
[CrossRef]

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (6)

L. Pálfalvi, J. A. Fülöp, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Novel setups for extremely high power single-cycle terahertz pulse generation by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(17), 171107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, and K. A. Nelson, “High-power THz generation, THz nonlinear optics, and THz nonlinear spectroscopy,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14(2), 345–353 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K.-L. Yeh, J. Hebling, M. C. Hoffmann, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high average power 1 kHz shaped THz pulses via optical rectification,” Opt. Commun. 281(13), 3567–3570 (2008).
[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(7), B6–B19 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Stepanov, L. Bonacina, S. V. Chekalin, and J. P. Wolf, “Generation of 30 microJ single-cycle terahertz pulses at 100 Hz repetition rate by optical rectification,” Opt. Lett. 33(21), 2497–2499 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Sell, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Huber, “Phase-locked generation and field-resolved detection of widely tunable terahertz pulses with amplitudes exceeding 100 MV/cm,” Opt. Lett. 33(23), 2767–2769 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (2)

M. C. Hoffmann, K. L. Yeh, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Efficient terahertz generation by optical rectification at 1035 nm,” Opt. Express 15(18), 11706–11713 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10 µJ ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(17), 171121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2005 (1)

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(12), 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95(3), 902–908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, “Cascaded nonlinear difference-frequency generation of enhanced terahertz wave production,” Opt. Lett. 29(17), 2046–2048 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

1998 (1)

1996 (1)

J. Hebling, “Derivation of the pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 28(12), 1759–1763 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

O. E. Martinez, “Pulse distortions in tilted pulse schemes for ultrashort pulses,” Opt. Commun. 59(3), 229–232 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Almási, G.

J. A. Fülöp, L. Pálfalvi, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Design of high-energy terahertz sources based on optical rectification,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12311–12327 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Pálfalvi, J. A. Fülöp, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Novel setups for extremely high power single-cycle terahertz pulse generation by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(17), 171107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95(3), 902–908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, G. Almási, I. Z. Kozma, and J. Kuhl, “Velocity matching by pulse front tilting for large area THz-pulse generation,” Opt. Express 10(21), 1161–1166 (2002).
[PubMed]

Ayesheshim, A.

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bandulet, H.-C.

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bartal, B.

Blanchard, F.

H. Hirori, A. Doi, F. Blanchard, and K. Tanaka, “Single-cycle terahertz pulses with amplitudes exceeding 1 MV/cm generated by optical rectification in LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(9), 091106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bonacina, L.

A. G. Stepanov, S. Henin, Y. Petit, L. Bonacina, J. Kasparian, and J. P. Wolf, “Mobile source of high-energy single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 11–14 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Stepanov, L. Bonacina, S. V. Chekalin, and J. P. Wolf, “Generation of 30 microJ single-cycle terahertz pulses at 100 Hz repetition rate by optical rectification,” Opt. Lett. 33(21), 2497–2499 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brida, D.

Cerullo, G.

Chekalin, S. V.

Clausnitzer, T.

Cronin-Golomb, M.

Doi, A.

H. Hirori, A. Doi, F. Blanchard, and K. Tanaka, “Single-cycle terahertz pulses with amplitudes exceeding 1 MV/cm generated by optical rectification in LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(9), 091106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Fuchs, H.-J.

Fülöp, J. A.

J. A. Fülöp, L. Pálfalvi, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Design of high-energy terahertz sources based on optical rectification,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12311–12327 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Pálfalvi, J. A. Fülöp, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Novel setups for extremely high power single-cycle terahertz pulse generation by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(17), 171107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hebling, J.

J. Hebling, M. C. Hoffmann, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Observation of nonequilibrium carrier distribution in Ge, Si, and GaAs by terahertz pump–terahertz probe measurements,” Phys. Rev. B 81(3), 035201 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Fülöp, L. Pálfalvi, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Design of high-energy terahertz sources based on optical rectification,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12311–12327 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Impact ionization in InSb probed by terahertz pump—terahertz probe spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. B 79(16), 161201 (2009).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. A. Fülöp, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Novel setups for extremely high power single-cycle terahertz pulse generation by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(17), 171107 (2008).
[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(7), B6–B19 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, and K. A. Nelson, “High-power THz generation, THz nonlinear optics, and THz nonlinear spectroscopy,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14(2), 345–353 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K.-L. Yeh, J. Hebling, M. C. Hoffmann, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high average power 1 kHz shaped THz pulses via optical rectification,” Opt. Commun. 281(13), 3567–3570 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, K. L. Yeh, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Efficient terahertz generation by optical rectification at 1035 nm,” Opt. Express 15(18), 11706–11713 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10 µJ ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(17), 171121 (2007).
[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(12), 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95(3), 902–908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, G. Almási, I. Z. Kozma, and J. Kuhl, “Velocity matching by pulse front tilting for large area THz-pulse generation,” Opt. Express 10(21), 1161–1166 (2002).
[PubMed]

J. Hebling, “Derivation of the pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 28(12), 1759–1763 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hegmann, F.

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Henin, S.

A. G. Stepanov, S. Henin, Y. Petit, L. Bonacina, J. Kasparian, and J. P. Wolf, “Mobile source of high-energy single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 11–14 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hirori, H.

H. Hirori, A. Doi, F. Blanchard, and K. Tanaka, “Single-cycle terahertz pulses with amplitudes exceeding 1 MV/cm generated by optical rectification in LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(9), 091106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Hirori, M. Nagai, and K. Tanaka, “Excitonic interactions with intense terahertz pulses in ZnSe/ZnMgSSe multiple quantum wells,” Phys. Rev. B 81(8), 081305 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hoffmann, M. C.

J. Hebling, M. C. Hoffmann, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Observation of nonequilibrium carrier distribution in Ge, Si, and GaAs by terahertz pump–terahertz probe measurements,” Phys. Rev. B 81(3), 035201 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Impact ionization in InSb probed by terahertz pump—terahertz probe spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. B 79(16), 161201 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, and K. A. Nelson, “High-power THz generation, THz nonlinear optics, and THz nonlinear spectroscopy,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14(2), 345–353 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K.-L. Yeh, J. Hebling, M. C. Hoffmann, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high average power 1 kHz shaped THz pulses via optical rectification,” Opt. Commun. 281(13), 3567–3570 (2008).
[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(7), B6–B19 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, K. L. Yeh, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Efficient terahertz generation by optical rectification at 1035 nm,” Opt. Express 15(18), 11706–11713 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10 µJ ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(17), 171121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hong, W.

Huber, R.

Hwang, H. Y.

J. Hebling, M. C. Hoffmann, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Observation of nonequilibrium carrier distribution in Ge, Si, and GaAs by terahertz pump–terahertz probe measurements,” Phys. Rev. B 81(3), 035201 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Impact ionization in InSb probed by terahertz pump—terahertz probe spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. B 79(16), 161201 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ichikawa, Y.

Jewariya, M.

Junginger, F.

Jupé, M.

Kaplan, A. E.

Kasparian, J.

A. G. Stepanov, S. Henin, Y. Petit, L. Bonacina, J. Kasparian, and J. P. Wolf, “Mobile source of high-energy single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 11–14 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kieffer, J.-C.

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kley, E.-B.

Kosuge, A.

K. Nagashima and A. Kosuge, “Design of rectangular transmission gratings fabricated in LiNbO3 for high-power terahertz-wave generation,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 49(12), 122504 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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(12), 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, G. Almási, I. Z. Kozma, and J. Kuhl, “Velocity matching by pulse front tilting for large area THz-pulse generation,” Opt. Express 10(21), 1161–1166 (2002).
[PubMed]

Lan, P.

Leitenstorfer, A.

Limpert, J.

Lu, P.

Marangoni, M.

Martinez, O. E.

O. E. Martinez, “Pulse distortions in tilted pulse schemes for ultrashort pulses,” Opt. Commun. 59(3), 229–232 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Mayer, B.

Morandotti, R.

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nagai, M.

Nagashima, K.

K. Nagashima and A. Kosuge, “Design of rectangular transmission gratings fabricated in LiNbO3 for high-power terahertz-wave generation,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 49(12), 122504 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, K. A.

J. Hebling, M. C. Hoffmann, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Observation of nonequilibrium carrier distribution in Ge, Si, and GaAs by terahertz pump–terahertz probe measurements,” Phys. Rev. B 81(3), 035201 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Impact ionization in InSb probed by terahertz pump—terahertz probe spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. B 79(16), 161201 (2009).
[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(7), B6–B19 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K.-L. Yeh, J. Hebling, M. C. Hoffmann, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high average power 1 kHz shaped THz pulses via optical rectification,” Opt. Commun. 281(13), 3567–3570 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, and K. A. Nelson, “High-power THz generation, THz nonlinear optics, and THz nonlinear spectroscopy,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14(2), 345–353 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, K. L. Yeh, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Efficient terahertz generation by optical rectification at 1035 nm,” Opt. Express 15(18), 11706–11713 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10 µJ ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(17), 171121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ohtake, H.

Ozaki, T.

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Pálfalvi, L.

J. A. Fülöp, L. Pálfalvi, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Design of high-energy terahertz sources based on optical rectification,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12311–12327 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Pálfalvi, J. A. Fülöp, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Novel setups for extremely high power single-cycle terahertz pulse generation by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(17), 171107 (2008).
[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(12), 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95(3), 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(12), 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95(3), 902–908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Petit, Y.

A. G. Stepanov, S. Henin, Y. Petit, L. Bonacina, J. Kasparian, and J. P. Wolf, “Mobile source of high-energy single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 11–14 (2010).
[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(12), 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95(3), 902–908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Razzari, L.

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Reid, M.

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ristau, D.

Schubert, O.

Sell, A.

Sharma, G.

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Stepanov, A. G.

A. G. Stepanov, S. Henin, Y. Petit, L. Bonacina, J. Kasparian, and J. P. Wolf, “Mobile source of high-energy single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 11–14 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Stepanov, L. Bonacina, S. V. Chekalin, and J. P. Wolf, “Generation of 30 microJ single-cycle terahertz pulses at 100 Hz repetition rate by optical rectification,” Opt. Lett. 33(21), 2497–2499 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Su, F. H.

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sugiura, T.

Tanaka, K.

H. Hirori, A. Doi, F. Blanchard, and K. Tanaka, “Single-cycle terahertz pulses with amplitudes exceeding 1 MV/cm generated by optical rectification in LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(9), 091106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Hirori, M. Nagai, and K. Tanaka, “Excitonic interactions with intense terahertz pulses in ZnSe/ZnMgSSe multiple quantum wells,” Phys. Rev. B 81(8), 081305 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Jewariya, M. Nagai, and K. Tanaka, “Enhancement of terahertz wave generation by cascaded χ(2) processes in LiNbO3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26(9), A101–A106 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Nagai, M. Jewariya, Y. Ichikawa, H. Ohtake, T. Sugiura, Y. Uehara, and K. Tanaka, “Broadband and high power terahertz pulse generation beyond excitation bandwidth limitation via χ(2) cascaded processes in LiNbO3,” Opt. Express 17(14), 11543–11549 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tünnermann, A.

Uehara, Y.

Vodopyanov, K. L.

Wang, X.

Wolf, J. P.

A. G. Stepanov, S. Henin, Y. Petit, L. Bonacina, J. Kasparian, and J. P. Wolf, “Mobile source of high-energy single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 11–14 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Stepanov, L. Bonacina, S. V. Chekalin, and J. P. Wolf, “Generation of 30 microJ single-cycle terahertz pulses at 100 Hz repetition rate by optical rectification,” Opt. Lett. 33(21), 2497–2499 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yeh, K. L.

Yeh, K.-L.

J. Hebling, M. C. Hoffmann, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Observation of nonequilibrium carrier distribution in Ge, Si, and GaAs by terahertz pump–terahertz probe measurements,” Phys. Rev. B 81(3), 035201 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Impact ionization in InSb probed by terahertz pump—terahertz probe spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. B 79(16), 161201 (2009).
[CrossRef]

K.-L. Yeh, J. Hebling, M. C. Hoffmann, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high average power 1 kHz shaped THz pulses via optical rectification,” Opt. Commun. 281(13), 3567–3570 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, and K. A. Nelson, “High-power THz generation, THz nonlinear optics, and THz nonlinear spectroscopy,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14(2), 345–353 (2008).
[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(7), B6–B19 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10 µJ ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(17), 171121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zellmer, H.

Zhang, Q.

Zöllner, K.

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Appl. Phys. B (1)

A. G. Stepanov, S. Henin, Y. Petit, L. Bonacina, J. Kasparian, and J. P. Wolf, “Mobile source of high-energy single-cycle terahertz pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 101(1-2), 11–14 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10 µJ ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(17), 171121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Hirori, A. Doi, F. Blanchard, and K. Tanaka, “Single-cycle terahertz pulses with amplitudes exceeding 1 MV/cm generated by optical rectification in LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(9), 091106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. A. Fülöp, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Novel setups for extremely high power single-cycle terahertz pulse generation by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(17), 171107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, and K. A. Nelson, “High-power THz generation, THz nonlinear optics, and THz nonlinear spectroscopy,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14(2), 345–353 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (2)

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(12), 123505 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Pálfalvi, J. Hebling, G. Almási, Á. Péter, and K. Polgár, “Nonlinear refraction and absorption of Mg doped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3,” J. Appl. Phys. 95(3), 902–908 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

K. Nagashima and A. Kosuge, “Design of rectangular transmission gratings fabricated in LiNbO3 for high-power terahertz-wave generation,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 49(12), 122504 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

K.-L. Yeh, J. Hebling, M. C. Hoffmann, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of high average power 1 kHz shaped THz pulses via optical rectification,” Opt. Commun. 281(13), 3567–3570 (2008).
[CrossRef]

O. E. Martinez, “Pulse distortions in tilted pulse schemes for ultrashort pulses,” Opt. Commun. 59(3), 229–232 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (6)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Hebling, “Derivation of the pulse front tilt caused by angular dispersion,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 28(12), 1759–1763 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (4)

J. Hebling, M. C. Hoffmann, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Observation of nonequilibrium carrier distribution in Ge, Si, and GaAs by terahertz pump–terahertz probe measurements,” Phys. Rev. B 81(3), 035201 (2010).
[CrossRef]

H. Hirori, M. Nagai, and K. Tanaka, “Excitonic interactions with intense terahertz pulses in ZnSe/ZnMgSSe multiple quantum wells,” Phys. Rev. B 81(8), 081305 (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. Razzari, F. H. Su, G. Sharma, F. Blanchard, A. Ayesheshim, H.-C. Bandulet, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, and F. Hegmann, “Nonlinear ultrafast modulation of the optical absorption of intense few-cycle terahertz pulses in n-doped semiconductors,” Phys. Rev. B 79(19), 193204 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, H. Y. Hwang, K.-L. Yeh, and K. A. Nelson, “Impact ionization in InSb probed by terahertz pump—terahertz probe spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. B 79(16), 161201 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

E. Balogh, J. A. Fülöp, J. Hebling, P. Dombi, G. Farkas, and K. Varjú, “Attosecond pulse generation in noble gases in the presence of extreme high intensity THz pulses,” 31st European Conf. on Laser Interaction with Matter (XXXI ECLIM), Budapest, Hungary, 6–10 Sept. 2010.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Frequency dependence of the absorption coefficient of LN in the THz range for different temperatures.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) THz spectra belonging to different FL pump pulse durations at 100 K temperature. (b) Frequency of the spectral peak of the THz pulses as function of the FL pump pulse duration at different temperatures.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Time dependence of the electric field strength of the generated THz pulses at the output of the crystal belonging to the optimal FL pump pulse durations for temperatures of 300 K and 10 K, as well as to 100 fs at 300 K. The curves belonging to 300 K were scaled up by the indicated factors. (b) Peak electric field strength of the THz pulses at the output of the crystal as function of the FL pump pulse duration at different temperatures.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Optical-to-THz energy conversion efficiency versus the FL pump pulse duration at different temperatures. (b) THz pulse energy assuming a pump spot diameter of 5 cm versus the FL pump pulse duration at different temperatures.

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Table 1 The Crystal Lengths (given in mm) Used in the Calculations for Various Temperatures (T) and FL Pump Pulse Durations (τ)

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