Abstract

We efficiently generated far-infrared radiation at the wavelengths centered at 20.8 μm in the vicinity of one of the polariton resonances of lithium niobate. Such an efficient nonlinear conversion is made possible by exploiting phase matching for difference-frequency generation in lithium niobate. The highest peak power reached 233 W.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup for the generation of the FIR radiation from LiNbO3: A, variable attenuator; B, beam splitter; F1–F2, high density white and black polyethylene filters to block residual incoming waves; I, iris to adjust shape of idler beam; L, positive lens; LN, x-cut congruent LiNbO3 wafer; M1–M9, high-reflection mirrors; N1–N2: half-wave plates; P, polarizer; PM1–PM2, parabolic mirrors.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Spectrum of output power of FIR radiation: dots—measurement; solid curve—theory.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output peak power is measured as a function of the peak intensity of pump beam at 1.064 μm (dots); straight line—linear fit to 11 data point from low-intensity side.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Output power versus azimuthal angle: dots—data; solid curve—theory.

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PFIR=(1/2)(ε0/μ0)1/2(εFIR)1/2|EFIR|2AT,
EFIR=iωFIR(μ0/ε0)1/2[deff/(εFIR)1/2]EpES*×{[exp(iΔkL)exp(αL/2)]/(α/2iΔk)},

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