Abstract

We demonstrate a terahertz-wave parametric oscillator (TPO) with a corner-cube resonator consisting of a corner-cube prism (CCP) and a flat mirror. By using the cavity configuration proposed in this Letter, the generation of tunable monochromatic terahertz (THz) waves can be achieved just by rotating the flat mirror instead of rotating the TPO cavity relative to the pump beam. The THz-wave output intensity and pulse width can be controlled periodically by rotating the CCP around the cavity axis. The TPO stability against cavity misalignment is significantly improved by at least 1 to 2 orders of magnitude compared with the conventional plane–parallel resonator configuration.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the CCR-TPO.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured tuning characteristics of the CCR-TPO under the output-mirror tuning (filled triangles) and cavity-rotating tuning (open circles) methods, respectively, at a pump energy of 73.5 mJ . The inset shows the spectrum of the Stokes wave at 1069.9 nm .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Normalized THz-wave output intensity versus the tilting angle of the output mirror under CCR and PPR, respectively. Inset, normalized THz-wave output intensity versus the tilting angle of the CCP.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Variation of output characteristics of TPO as a function of the rotation angle of the CCP at a certain pump energy. (a) THz-wave intensity, (b) energy of the S wave, (c) energy of the P wave, and (d) pulse duration of the S wave.

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