Abstract

We report generation of terahertz (THz) radiation in a planar 61-μm-thick GaAs waveguide with a TM0 propagation mode, achieved by phase-matched difference frequency mixing. The THz output was centered near 2THz and had 1μW average power. As a pump source we utilized both the signal and the idler outputs of a near-degenerate type II synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator operating near 2μm with the average powers of 250 and 750mW, correspondingly.

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