Abstract

We report, for the first time to our knowledge, generation of a tunable miltiterahertz modulation signal on an optical carrier directly from a single laser source. The modulation frequency, which can be tuned from 0.15 THz to more than 7 THz, is the beat note obtained by varying the spectral separation between the coaxial two-color output of a two-wavelength laser-diode array from 0.32 to 17 nm. The frequency characteristics of the terahertz beat note are determined with a noncollinear intensity autocorrelator.

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Jones, W.

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Kawano, K.

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Kunii, T.

Larkins, E. C.

J. D. Ralston, S. Weisser, I. Esquivias, E. C. Larkins, P. J. Tasker, J. Rosenzweig, J. Fleissner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1648 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Lin, C.-F.

C.-F. Lin, Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (personal communication, 1995).

Lu, K. Y.

O. Solgaro, J. Park, J. B. Georges, P. K. Pepeljugoski, K. Y. Lu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 574 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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D. Novak, R. S. Tucker, Electron. Lett. 30, 1430 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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Oshiba, S.

Pan, C.-L.

C.-L. Wang, C.-L. Pan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3089 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C.-L. Wang, C.-L. Pan, Opt. Lett. 19, 1456 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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O. Solgaro, J. Park, J. B. Georges, P. K. Pepeljugoski, K. Y. Lu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 574 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Pepeljugoski, P. K.

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[CrossRef]

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D. V. Plant, D. C. Scott, H. R. Fetterman, L. K. Shaw, W. Jones, K. L. Tan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 102 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. D. Ralston, S. Weisser, I. Esquivias, E. C. Larkins, P. J. Tasker, J. Rosenzweig, J. Fleissner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1648 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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D. V. Plant, D. C. Scott, H. R. Fetterman, L. K. Shaw, W. Jones, K. L. Tan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 102 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, L. K.

D. V. Plant, D. C. Scott, H. R. Fetterman, L. K. Shaw, W. Jones, K. L. Tan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 102 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Solgaro, O.

O. Solgaro, J. Park, J. B. Georges, P. K. Pepeljugoski, K. Y. Lu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 574 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Tan, K. L.

D. V. Plant, D. C. Scott, H. R. Fetterman, L. K. Shaw, W. Jones, K. L. Tan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 102 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tasker, P. J.

J. D. Ralston, S. Weisser, I. Esquivias, E. C. Larkins, P. J. Tasker, J. Rosenzweig, J. Fleissner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1648 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, P. V. Mamyshev, E. M. Dianov, Electron. Lett. 28, 931 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Telle, H. R.

Ch. Koch, H. R. Telle, J. Opt. Commun. 91, 371 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tucker, R. S.

D. Novak, R. S. Tucker, Electron. Lett. 30, 1430 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C.-L.

C.-L. Wang, C.-L. Pan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3089 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C.-L. Wang, C.-L. Pan, Opt. Lett. 19, 1456 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Weisser, S.

J. D. Ralston, S. Weisser, I. Esquivias, E. C. Larkins, P. J. Tasker, J. Rosenzweig, J. Fleissner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1648 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Weling, A. S.

A. S. Weling, B. B. Hu, N. M. Froberg, D. H. Auston, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 137 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Yanagibashi, M.

K. Noguchi, O. Mitomi, K. Kawano, M. Yanagibashi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 52 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

C.-L. Wang, C.-L. Pan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3089 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Weling, B. B. Hu, N. M. Froberg, D. H. Auston, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 137 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

D. Novak, R. S. Tucker, Electron. Lett. 30, 1430 (1994).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, P. V. Mamyshev, E. M. Dianov, Electron. Lett. 28, 931 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. D. Ralston, S. Weisser, I. Esquivias, E. C. Larkins, P. J. Tasker, J. Rosenzweig, J. Fleissner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1648 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

K. Noguchi, O. Mitomi, K. Kawano, M. Yanagibashi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 52 (1993).
[CrossRef]

D. V. Plant, D. C. Scott, H. R. Fetterman, L. K. Shaw, W. Jones, K. L. Tan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 102 (1992).
[CrossRef]

O. Solgaro, J. Park, J. B. Georges, P. K. Pepeljugoski, K. Y. Lu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 574 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Commun. (1)

Ch. Koch, H. R. Telle, J. Opt. Commun. 91, 371 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

C.-F. Lin, Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (personal communication, 1995).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. BS, beam splitter; MC, mechanical chopper. The inset shows the configuration of the TWLDA (HR, highly reflecting; AR, antireflecting).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectral separation of the two-color output of the TWLDA biased at 300 mA can be tuned from 0.32 to 17 nm

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Intensity autocorrelation trace for an optical carrier modulated at 3.36 THz.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Intensity autocorrelation trace for an optical carrier modulated at 7 THz.

Equations (4)

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I ( t ) = ( I 1 + I 2 ) + 2 I 1 I 2 cos ( 2 π ν b t ) .
G ( 2 ) ( τ ) = ( I 1 + I 2 ) 2 + 2 I 1 I 2 cos ( 2 π ν b τ ) ,
τ r = n W sin ϕ / 2 c ,
G r ( 2 ) ( τ 1 ) = ( I 1 + I 2 ) 2 + 2 I 1 I 2 exp [ - ( π ν b τ r ) 2 ] cos ( 2 π ν b τ 1 ) .

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