Abstract

Laser-induced plasma acoustic waves are enhanced under the illumination of single-cycle terahertz (THz) radiation, making THz-enhanced acoustics (TEA) a useful method for THz wave detection. During a single-cycle THz pulse with its peak field of 100kV/cm, a pressure enhancement of 10% is observed throughout the acoustic spectrum up to 140kHz, and the TEA signal is found to increase linearly with THz wave intensity. By using dual-color laser excitation to manipulate free electron drift, it is possible to modulate the enhanced acoustic signal and recover a coherent THz time-domain waveform by simply “listening” to the plasma.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1994 (1993).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. A. L'Huillier and P. Balcou, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 774 (1993).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. D. A. Rusak, B. C. Castle, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, Crit. Rev. Anal. Chem. 27, 257 (1997).
    [CrossRef]
  4. Y. Ikeda, A. Moon, and M. Kaneko, Appl. Opt. 49, C95 (2010).
    [CrossRef]
  5. H. Hamster, A. Sullivan, S. Gordon, W. White, and R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2725 (1993).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. D. J. Cook and R. M. Hochstrasser, Opt. Lett. 25, 1210 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  7. M. Kress, T. Löffler, S. Eden, M. Thomson, and H. G. Roskos, Opt. Lett. 29, 1120 (2004).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. M. Tonouchi, Nat. Photon. 1, 97 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  9. G. A. West, J. J. Barrett, D. R. Siebert, and K. V. Reddy, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 797 (1983).
    [CrossRef]
  10. G. N. Gibson, R. R. Freeman, and T. J. McIlrath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 1230 (1991).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. J. Yu, D. Mondelain, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, S. Geffroy, C. Favre, V. Boutou, and J.-P. Wolf, Appl. Opt. 42, 7117 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
  12. A. Filin, R. Compton, D. A. Romanov, and R. J. Levis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 155004 (2009).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. X.-W. Ni, B. Zou, J.-P. Chen, B.-M. Bian, Z.-H. Shen, and J. Lu, Acta Phys. Sin. 7, 143 (1998).
  14. H. Sobral, M. Villagran-Muniz, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, and A. C. Raga, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3158 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  15. J. Hebling, K.-L. Yeh, M. C. Hoffmann, B. Bartal, and K. A. Nelson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, B6 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  16. S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 181, 123 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  17. M. Mlejnek, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. E 58, 4903 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  18. J. Liu and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 235002(2009).
    [CrossRef]
  19. K.-Y. Kim, J. H. Glownia, A. J. Taylor, and G. Rodriguez, Opt. Express 15, 4577 (2007).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. J. Dai, N. Karpowicz, and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 023001 (2009).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. D. Schumacher, F. Weihe, H. Muller, and P. Bucksbaum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1344 (1994).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  22. N. Karpowicz and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 093001 (2009).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  23. J. Liu, J. Dai, S. L. Chin, and X. C. Zhang, Nat. Photon. 4, 627 (2010).
    [CrossRef]
  24. M. V. Exter, C. Fattinger, and D. Grischkowsky, Opt. Lett. 14, 1128 (1989).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010

J. Liu, J. Dai, S. L. Chin, and X. C. Zhang, Nat. Photon. 4, 627 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ikeda, A. Moon, and M. Kaneko, Appl. Opt. 49, C95 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

N. Karpowicz and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 093001 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Liu and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 235002(2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Dai, N. Karpowicz, and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 023001 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Filin, R. Compton, D. A. Romanov, and R. J. Levis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 155004 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008

2007

2004

2003

2000

H. Sobral, M. Villagran-Muniz, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, and A. C. Raga, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3158 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 181, 123 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Cook and R. M. Hochstrasser, Opt. Lett. 25, 1210 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998

M. Mlejnek, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. E 58, 4903 (1998).
[CrossRef]

X.-W. Ni, B. Zou, J.-P. Chen, B.-M. Bian, Z.-H. Shen, and J. Lu, Acta Phys. Sin. 7, 143 (1998).

1997

D. A. Rusak, B. C. Castle, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, Crit. Rev. Anal. Chem. 27, 257 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1994

D. Schumacher, F. Weihe, H. Muller, and P. Bucksbaum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1344 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1993

H. Hamster, A. Sullivan, S. Gordon, W. White, and R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2725 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1994 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. L'Huillier and P. Balcou, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 774 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1991

G. N. Gibson, R. R. Freeman, and T. J. McIlrath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 1230 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1989

1983

G. A. West, J. J. Barrett, D. R. Siebert, and K. V. Reddy, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 797 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Balcou, P.

A. L'Huillier and P. Balcou, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 774 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Barrett, J. J.

G. A. West, J. J. Barrett, D. R. Siebert, and K. V. Reddy, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 797 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Bartal, B.

Bian, B.-M.

X.-W. Ni, B. Zou, J.-P. Chen, B.-M. Bian, Z.-H. Shen, and J. Lu, Acta Phys. Sin. 7, 143 (1998).

Boutou, V.

Bucksbaum, P.

D. Schumacher, F. Weihe, H. Muller, and P. Bucksbaum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1344 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Castle, B. C.

D. A. Rusak, B. C. Castle, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, Crit. Rev. Anal. Chem. 27, 257 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J.-P.

X.-W. Ni, B. Zou, J.-P. Chen, B.-M. Bian, Z.-H. Shen, and J. Lu, Acta Phys. Sin. 7, 143 (1998).

Chin, S. L.

J. Liu, J. Dai, S. L. Chin, and X. C. Zhang, Nat. Photon. 4, 627 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Compton, R.

A. Filin, R. Compton, D. A. Romanov, and R. J. Levis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 155004 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cook, D. J.

Corkum, P. B.

P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1994 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dai, J.

J. Liu, J. Dai, S. L. Chin, and X. C. Zhang, Nat. Photon. 4, 627 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Dai, N. Karpowicz, and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 023001 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Eden, S.

Exter, M. V.

Falcone, R. W.

H. Hamster, A. Sullivan, S. Gordon, W. White, and R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2725 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fattinger, C.

Favre, C.

Filin, A.

A. Filin, R. Compton, D. A. Romanov, and R. J. Levis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 155004 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Franco, M.

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 181, 123 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Freeman, R. R.

G. N. Gibson, R. R. Freeman, and T. J. McIlrath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 1230 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Geffroy, S.

Gibson, G. N.

G. N. Gibson, R. R. Freeman, and T. J. McIlrath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 1230 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Glownia, J. H.

Gordon, S.

H. Hamster, A. Sullivan, S. Gordon, W. White, and R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2725 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Grischkowsky, D.

Hamster, H.

H. Hamster, A. Sullivan, S. Gordon, W. White, and R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2725 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hebling, J.

Hochstrasser, R. M.

Hoffmann, M. C.

Ikeda, Y.

Kaneko, M.

Karpowicz, N.

N. Karpowicz and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 093001 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Dai, N. Karpowicz, and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 023001 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kasparian, J.

Kim, K.-Y.

Kress, M.

Levis, R. J.

A. Filin, R. Compton, D. A. Romanov, and R. J. Levis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 155004 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L'Huillier, A.

A. L'Huillier and P. Balcou, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 774 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, J.

J. Liu, J. Dai, S. L. Chin, and X. C. Zhang, Nat. Photon. 4, 627 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 235002(2009).
[CrossRef]

Löffler, T.

Lu, J.

X.-W. Ni, B. Zou, J.-P. Chen, B.-M. Bian, Z.-H. Shen, and J. Lu, Acta Phys. Sin. 7, 143 (1998).

McIlrath, T. J.

G. N. Gibson, R. R. Freeman, and T. J. McIlrath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 1230 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mlejnek, M.

M. Mlejnek, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. E 58, 4903 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Moloney, J. V.

M. Mlejnek, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. E 58, 4903 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Mondelain, D.

Moon, A.

Muller, H.

D. Schumacher, F. Weihe, H. Muller, and P. Bucksbaum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1344 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mysyrowicz, A.

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 181, 123 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Navarro-Gonzalez, R.

H. Sobral, M. Villagran-Muniz, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, and A. C. Raga, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3158 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, K. A.

Ni, X.-W.

X.-W. Ni, B. Zou, J.-P. Chen, B.-M. Bian, Z.-H. Shen, and J. Lu, Acta Phys. Sin. 7, 143 (1998).

Prade, B.

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 181, 123 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Raga, A. C.

H. Sobral, M. Villagran-Muniz, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, and A. C. Raga, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3158 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Reddy, K. V.

G. A. West, J. J. Barrett, D. R. Siebert, and K. V. Reddy, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 797 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Rodriguez, G.

Romanov, D. A.

A. Filin, R. Compton, D. A. Romanov, and R. J. Levis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 155004 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Roskos, H. G.

Rusak, D. A.

D. A. Rusak, B. C. Castle, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, Crit. Rev. Anal. Chem. 27, 257 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Salmon, E.

Schumacher, D.

D. Schumacher, F. Weihe, H. Muller, and P. Bucksbaum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1344 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shen, Z.-H.

X.-W. Ni, B. Zou, J.-P. Chen, B.-M. Bian, Z.-H. Shen, and J. Lu, Acta Phys. Sin. 7, 143 (1998).

Siebert, D. R.

G. A. West, J. J. Barrett, D. R. Siebert, and K. V. Reddy, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 797 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Smith, B. W.

D. A. Rusak, B. C. Castle, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, Crit. Rev. Anal. Chem. 27, 257 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sobral, H.

H. Sobral, M. Villagran-Muniz, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, and A. C. Raga, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3158 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sullivan, A.

H. Hamster, A. Sullivan, S. Gordon, W. White, and R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2725 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Taylor, A. J.

Thomson, M.

Tonouchi, M.

M. Tonouchi, Nat. Photon. 1, 97 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tzortzakis, S.

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 181, 123 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Villagran-Muniz, M.

H. Sobral, M. Villagran-Muniz, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, and A. C. Raga, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3158 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Weihe, F.

D. Schumacher, F. Weihe, H. Muller, and P. Bucksbaum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1344 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

West, G. A.

G. A. West, J. J. Barrett, D. R. Siebert, and K. V. Reddy, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 797 (1983).
[CrossRef]

White, W.

H. Hamster, A. Sullivan, S. Gordon, W. White, and R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2725 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Winefordner, J. D.

D. A. Rusak, B. C. Castle, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, Crit. Rev. Anal. Chem. 27, 257 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, J.-P.

Wright, E. M.

M. Mlejnek, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. E 58, 4903 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Yeh, K.-L.

Yu, J.

Zhang, X. C.

J. Liu, J. Dai, S. L. Chin, and X. C. Zhang, Nat. Photon. 4, 627 (2010).
[CrossRef]

N. Karpowicz and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 093001 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Liu and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 235002(2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Dai, N. Karpowicz, and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 023001 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zou, B.

X.-W. Ni, B. Zou, J.-P. Chen, B.-M. Bian, Z.-H. Shen, and J. Lu, Acta Phys. Sin. 7, 143 (1998).

Acta Phys. Sin.

X.-W. Ni, B. Zou, J.-P. Chen, B.-M. Bian, Z.-H. Shen, and J. Lu, Acta Phys. Sin. 7, 143 (1998).

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

H. Sobral, M. Villagran-Muniz, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, and A. C. Raga, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3158 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Crit. Rev. Anal. Chem.

D. A. Rusak, B. C. Castle, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, Crit. Rev. Anal. Chem. 27, 257 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Nat. Photon.

M. Tonouchi, Nat. Photon. 1, 97 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, J. Dai, S. L. Chin, and X. C. Zhang, Nat. Photon. 4, 627 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 181, 123 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. E

M. Mlejnek, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. E 58, 4903 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

J. Liu and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 235002(2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Dai, N. Karpowicz, and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 023001 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schumacher, F. Weihe, H. Muller, and P. Bucksbaum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1344 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Karpowicz and X. C. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 093001 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Hamster, A. Sullivan, S. Gordon, W. White, and R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2725 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. N. Gibson, R. R. Freeman, and T. J. McIlrath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 1230 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Filin, R. Compton, D. A. Romanov, and R. J. Levis, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 155004 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1994 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. L'Huillier and P. Balcou, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 774 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

G. A. West, J. J. Barrett, D. R. Siebert, and K. V. Reddy, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 797 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Experimental schematic for the TEA using single-color or dual-color femtosecond laser excitation. (b) Single photoacoustic waveforms measured at a 5 mm distance with (red dashed curve) and without (black solid curve) a 100 kV / cm THz field. The inset shows acoustic spectra.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured TEA signal at 100 kHz as a function of t D . Region I, THz pulse leads the optical pulse in time; region II, THz pulse trails the optical pulse in time. The dashed curve is the calculated TEA signal. Inset shows the acoustic signal at 100 kHz for different THz intensities incident on single-color laser-induced plasma and a linear fit.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Time-resolved TEA signals obtained for t R = 0.33 fs and t R = + 0.33 fs . The inset shows the measured THz wave generation from dual-color laser-induced plasma at different t R (no external THz field present). (b) THz time-domain waveforms obtained using the THz- enhanced acoustics method and EO sampling. The inset shows corresponding THz spectra.

Metrics