Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate high-efficiency terahertz pulse generation via optical rectification in LiNbO3. The spectral broadening of an excitation pulse via the stimulated Raman scattering process coincides with high-efficiency terahertz pulse generation, which enhances undesired stretching of the excitation pulse owing to the very high group velocity dispersion in LiNbO3. We avoid this by the bandwidth control of the excitation pulse and achieve the highest reported efficiency of 0.21% for energy conversion into a THz pulse.

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2012 (1)

2011 (7)

2010 (2)

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]

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]

2009 (2)

2008 (3)

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(7), 071104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, K.-L. Yeh, H. Y. Hwang, T. S. Sosnowski, B. S. Prall, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Fiber laser pumped high average power single-cycle terahertz pulse source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(14), 141107 (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]

2007 (6)

C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, I. Hartl, and M. E. Fermann, “Generation of octave-spanning spectra inside reverse-photon-exchanged periodically poled lithium niobate waveguides,” Opt. Lett. 32(17), 2478–2480 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Tonouchi, “Cutting-edge terahertz technology,” Nat. Photonics 1(2), 97–105 (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 1.5 µJ single-cycle terahertz pulses by optical rectification from a large aperture ZnTe crystal,” Opt. Express 15(20), 13212–13220 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

A. G. Stepanov, A. A. Mel’nikov, V. O. Kompanets, and S. V. Chekalin, “Spectral modification of femtosecond laser pulses in the process of highly efficient generation of terahertz radiation via optical rectification,” JETP Lett. 85(5), 227–230 (2007).
[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]

2005 (1)

2004 (2)

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(18), 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 (1)

1997 (1)

A. Ridah, M. D. Fontana, and P. Bourson, “Temperature dependence of the Raman modes in LiNbO3 and mechanism of the phase transition,” Phys. Rev. B 56(10), 5967–5973 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

Q. Wu and X.-C. Zhang, “Ultrafast electro-optic field sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 68(12), 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(11), 1324–1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Abraham, E.

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(11), 1324–1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Almási, G.

Araki, T.

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(7), B6–B19 (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]

Bessho, T.

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(18), 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(11), 1324–1326 (1994).
[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]

Bourson, P.

A. Ridah, M. D. Fontana, and P. Bourson, “Temperature dependence of the Raman modes in LiNbO3 and mechanism of the phase transition,” Phys. Rev. B 56(10), 5967–5973 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chekalin, S. V.

A. G. Stepanov, A. A. Mel’nikov, V. O. Kompanets, and S. V. Chekalin, “Spectral modification of femtosecond laser pulses in the process of highly efficient generation of terahertz radiation via optical rectification,” JETP Lett. 85(5), 227–230 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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]

F. Blanchard, A. Doi, T. Tanaka, H. Hirori, H. Tanaka, Y. Kadoya, and K. Tanaka, “Real-time terahertz near-field microscope,” Opt. Express 19(9), 8277–8284 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fejer, M. M.

Fermann, M. E.

Field, R. W.

S. Fleischer, Y. Zhou, R. W. Field, and K. A. Nelson, “Molecular orientation and alignment by intense single-cycle THz pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(16), 163603 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fleischer, S.

S. Fleischer, Y. Zhou, R. W. Field, and K. A. Nelson, “Molecular orientation and alignment by intense single-cycle THz pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(16), 163603 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fontana, M. D.

A. Ridah, M. D. Fontana, and P. Bourson, “Temperature dependence of the Raman modes in LiNbO3 and mechanism of the phase transition,” Phys. Rev. B 56(10), 5967–5973 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fülöp, J. A.

Hartl, I.

Haugen, H. K.

Hebling, J.

J. A. Fülöp, L. Pálfalvi, S. Klingebiel, G. Almási, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and J. Hebling, “Generation of sub-mJ terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Opt. Lett. 37(4), 557–559 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. A. Fülöp, L. Pálfalvi, Z Ollmann, and J. Hebling, “Towards generation of mJ-level ultrashort THz pulses by optical rectification,” Opt. Express 19(16), 15090–15097 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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, K.-L. Yeh, H. Y. Hwang, T. S. Sosnowski, B. S. Prall, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Fiber laser pumped high average power single-cycle terahertz pulse source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(14), 141107 (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 10μJ ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(17), 171121 (2007).
[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]

A. Stepanov, J. Kuhl, I. Kozma, E. Riedle, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Scaling up the energy of THz pulses created by optical rectification,” Opt. Express 13(15), 5762–5768 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

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

Hegmann, F. A.

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.

F. Blanchard, A. Doi, T. Tanaka, H. Hirori, H. Tanaka, Y. Kadoya, and K. Tanaka, “Real-time terahertz near-field microscope,” Opt. Express 19(9), 8277–8284 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

K. Tanaka, H. Hirori, and M. Nagai, “THz nonlinear spectroscopy of solids,” IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci. Technol. 1(1), 301–312 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Hirosumi, T.

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(18), 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(7), B6–B19 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, K.-L. Yeh, H. Y. Hwang, T. S. Sosnowski, B. S. Prall, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Fiber laser pumped high average power single-cycle terahertz pulse source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(14), 141107 (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 10μJ ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(17), 171121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hwang, H. Y.

M. C. Hoffmann, K.-L. Yeh, H. Y. Hwang, T. S. Sosnowski, B. S. Prall, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Fiber laser pumped high average power single-cycle terahertz pulse source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(14), 141107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ichikawa, Y.

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(11), 1324–1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kadoya, Y.

Karsch, S.

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.

Klingebiel, S.

Kompanets, V. O.

A. G. Stepanov, A. A. Mel’nikov, V. O. Kompanets, and S. V. Chekalin, “Spectral modification of femtosecond laser pulses in the process of highly efficient generation of terahertz radiation via optical rectification,” JETP Lett. 85(5), 227–230 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kozma, I.

Krausz, F.

Kuhl, J.

Langrock, C.

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(11), 1324–1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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(11), 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(7), 071104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mel’nikov, A. A.

A. G. Stepanov, A. A. Mel’nikov, V. O. Kompanets, and S. V. Chekalin, “Spectral modification of femtosecond laser pulses in the process of highly efficient generation of terahertz radiation via optical rectification,” JETP Lett. 85(5), 227–230 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Minami, M. A.

Morandotti, R.

Nagai, M.

Nelson, K. A.

S. Fleischer, Y. Zhou, R. W. Field, and K. A. Nelson, “Molecular orientation and alignment by intense single-cycle THz pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(16), 163603 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. C. Hoffmann, K.-L. Yeh, H. Y. Hwang, T. S. Sosnowski, B. S. Prall, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Fiber laser pumped high average power single-cycle terahertz pulse source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(14), 141107 (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 10μJ ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(17), 171121 (2007).
[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]

Ohgi, Y.

Ohtake, H.

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 χ2 cascaded processes in LiNbO3,” Opt. Express 17(14), 11543–11549 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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(18), 3974–3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ollmann, Z

Ozaki, T.

Pálfalvi, L.

Pelc, J. S.

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]

Phillips, C. R.

Prall, B. S.

M. C. Hoffmann, K.-L. Yeh, H. Y. Hwang, T. S. Sosnowski, B. S. Prall, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Fiber laser pumped high average power single-cycle terahertz pulse source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(14), 141107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Razzari, L.

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(11), 1324–1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ridah, A.

A. Ridah, M. D. Fontana, and P. Bourson, “Temperature dependence of the Raman modes in LiNbO3 and mechanism of the phase transition,” Phys. Rev. B 56(10), 5967–5973 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Riedle, E.

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(7), 071104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sharma, G.

Sosnowski, T. S.

M. C. Hoffmann, K.-L. Yeh, H. Y. Hwang, T. S. Sosnowski, B. S. Prall, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Fiber laser pumped high average power single-cycle terahertz pulse source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(14), 141107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Stepanov, A.

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, A. A. Mel’nikov, V. O. Kompanets, and S. V. Chekalin, “Spectral modification of femtosecond laser pulses in the process of highly efficient generation of terahertz radiation via optical rectification,” JETP Lett. 85(5), 227–230 (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]

Sugiura, T.

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 χ2 cascaded processes in LiNbO3,” Opt. Express 17(14), 11543–11549 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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(18), 3974–3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, H.

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]

F. Blanchard, A. Doi, T. Tanaka, H. Hirori, H. Tanaka, Y. Kadoya, and K. Tanaka, “Real-time terahertz near-field microscope,” Opt. Express 19(9), 8277–8284 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Tanaka, H. Hirori, and M. Nagai, “THz nonlinear spectroscopy of solids,” IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci. Technol. 1(1), 301–312 (2011).
[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 χ2 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. 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(18), 3974–3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, T.

Tiedje, H. F.

Tonouchi, M.

M. Tonouchi, “Cutting-edge terahertz technology,” Nat. Photonics 1(2), 97–105 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Uehara, Y.

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]

Wu, Q.

Q. Wu and X.-C. Zhang, “Ultrafast electro-optic field sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 68(12), 1604–1606 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Yamashita, M.

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(7), 071104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yasui, T.

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(7), B6–B19 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, K.-L. Yeh, H. Y. Hwang, T. S. Sosnowski, B. S. Prall, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Fiber laser pumped high average power single-cycle terahertz pulse source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(14), 141107 (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 10μJ ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(17), 171121 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yoshida, M.

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(18), 3974–3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.-C.

Q. Wu and X.-C. Zhang, “Ultrafast electro-optic field sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 68(12), 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(11), 1324–1326 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, Y.

S. Fleischer, Y. Zhou, R. W. Field, and K. A. Nelson, “Molecular orientation and alignment by intense single-cycle THz pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(16), 163603 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

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, 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. (7)

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]

K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Generation of 10μJ ultrashort terahertz pulses by optical rectification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(17), 171121 (2007).
[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(11), 1324–1326 (1994).
[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(18), 3974–3976 (2004).
[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(7), 071104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Q. Wu and X.-C. Zhang, “Ultrafast electro-optic field sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 68(12), 1604–1606 (1996).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hoffmann, K.-L. Yeh, H. Y. Hwang, T. S. Sosnowski, B. S. Prall, J. Hebling, and K. A. Nelson, “Fiber laser pumped high average power single-cycle terahertz pulse source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(14), 141107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci. Technol. (1)

K. Tanaka, H. Hirori, and M. Nagai, “THz nonlinear spectroscopy of solids,” IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci. Technol. 1(1), 301–312 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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

JETP Lett. (1)

A. G. Stepanov, A. A. Mel’nikov, V. O. Kompanets, and S. V. Chekalin, “Spectral modification of femtosecond laser pulses in the process of highly efficient generation of terahertz radiation via optical rectification,” JETP Lett. 85(5), 227–230 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics (1)

M. Tonouchi, “Cutting-edge terahertz technology,” Nat. Photonics 1(2), 97–105 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (9)

A. Stepanov, J. Kuhl, I. Kozma, E. Riedle, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, “Scaling up the energy of THz pulses created by optical rectification,” Opt. Express 13(15), 5762–5768 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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 1.5 µJ single-cycle terahertz pulses by optical rectification from a large aperture ZnTe crystal,” Opt. Express 15(20), 13212–13220 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Hebling, G. Almási, I. 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. 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]

J. A. Fülöp, L. Pálfalvi, Z Ollmann, and J. Hebling, “Towards generation of mJ-level ultrashort THz pulses by optical rectification,” Opt. Express 19(16), 15090–15097 (2011).
[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 χ2 cascaded processes in LiNbO3,” Opt. Express 17(14), 11543–11549 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. R. Phillips, C. Langrock, J. S. Pelc, M. M. Fejer, I. Hartl, and M. E. Fermann, “Supercontinuum generation in quasi-phasematched waveguides,” Opt. Express 19(20), 18754–18773 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Blanchard, A. Doi, T. Tanaka, H. Hirori, H. Tanaka, Y. Kadoya, and K. Tanaka, “Real-time terahertz near-field microscope,” Opt. Express 19(9), 8277–8284 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. B (1)

A. Ridah, M. D. Fontana, and P. Bourson, “Temperature dependence of the Raman modes in LiNbO3 and mechanism of the phase transition,” Phys. Rev. B 56(10), 5967–5973 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

S. Fleischer, Y. Zhou, R. W. Field, and K. A. Nelson, “Molecular orientation and alignment by intense single-cycle THz pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(16), 163603 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Temporal profile of THz pulse emitted from Mg-doped LiNbO3 using excitation pulse with duration of 200 fs and pulse energy of 520 μJ. (b) Power spectrum of THz pulse evaluated from temporal profile.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Optical spectra of excitation pulse (blue curve) and transmitted excitation pulses after passing through LiNbO3 (black curves) when the incident pulse energy is 30 μJ (dotted curve) and 520 μJ (solid curve). These spectra are normalized by their area. (b) Raman intensity IR of LiNbO3 at room temperature in the X(ZZ)Y configuration. The dashed curve is the fitting with four Lorentz functions. (c) Complex Raman tensor evaluated from Raman spectrum, which originates from the four phonon modes in (b).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

THz pulse generation coinciding with cascaded χ(2) process and SRS.

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