Abstract

Widely tunable terahertz (THz)-wave generation using difference frequency generation (DFG) in an organic N-benzyl-2-methyl-4-nitroaniline (BNA) crystal was demonstrated. To our knowledge, this is the first report of THz-wave generation by BNA DFG. Large, high-quality single crystals of BNA (ϕ8mm×30mm) were grown using the vertical Bridgman method. The nonlinear optical (NLO) coefficient d33 of the BNA crystal is 234pmV, which is the largest value reported for any yellow NLO material. The collinear phase-matching condition of the type-0 configuration is satisfied using a 0.71μm band pump wavelength. We generated THz waves using an organic BNA crystal; the generation range is 0.115THz.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Coherence length distribution for THz generation in BNA–DFG with a type-0 phase-matching condition.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Dual-wavelength operation using a galvanocontrolled double-crystal KTP–OPO. The difference frequency between λ 1 and λ 2 corresponds to the 5.6 THz generation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

THz-wave output energy spectra for THz generation in BNA–DFG. The spectrum was measured using a 4 K Si bolometer.

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