Abstract

Intense pulses at low terahertz (THz) frequencies of 0.1–2 THz are an enabling tool for constructing compact particle accelerators and for strong-field control of matter. Optical rectification in lithium niobate provided sub-mJ THz pulse energies, but it is challenging to increase it further. Semiconductor sources suffered from low efficiency. Here, a semiconductor (ZnTe) THz source is demonstrated, collinearly pumped at an infrared wavelength beyond the three-photon absorption edge and utilizing a contact grating for tilting the pump-pulse front. Suppression of free-carrier absorption at THz frequencies in this way resulted in 0.3% THz generation efficiency, two orders of magnitude higher than reported previously from ZnTe. Scaling the THz energy to the mJ level is possible simply by increasing the pumped area. This unique THz source with excellent focusability, pumped by novel, efficient infrared sources, opens up new perspectives for THz high-field applications.

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Hauri, C. P.

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E. A. Nanni, W. R. Huang, K.-H. Hong, K. Ravi, A. Fallahi, G. Moriena, R. J. D. Miller, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Commun. 6, 8486 (2015).
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T. Kampfrath, K. Tanaka, and K. A. Nelson, Nat. Photonics 7, 680 (2013).
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Kärtner, F.

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Krausz, F.

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J. A. Fülöp, Z. Ollmann, Cs. Lombosi, C. Skrobol, S. Klingebiel, L. Pálfalvi, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and J. Hebling, Opt. Express 22, 20155 (2014).
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Maruyama, M.

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E. A. Nanni, W. R. Huang, K.-H. Hong, K. Ravi, A. Fallahi, G. Moriena, R. J. D. Miller, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Commun. 6, 8486 (2015).
[Crossref]

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C. Vicario, B. Monoszlai, and C. P. Hauri, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 213901 (2014).
[Crossref]

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F. Blanchard, B. E. Schmidt, X. Ropagnol, N. Thiré, T. Ozaki, R. Morandotti, D. G. Cooke, and F. Légaré, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 241106 (2014).
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[Crossref]

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E. A. Nanni, W. R. Huang, K.-H. Hong, K. Ravi, A. Fallahi, G. Moriena, R. J. D. Miller, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Commun. 6, 8486 (2015).
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Nagashima, K.

Nanni, E. A.

E. A. Nanni, W. R. Huang, K.-H. Hong, K. Ravi, A. Fallahi, G. Moriena, R. J. D. Miller, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Commun. 6, 8486 (2015).
[Crossref]

Nelson, K. A.

Ochi, Y.

Ollmann, Z.

Cs. Lombosi, Gy. Polónyi, M. Mechler, Z. Ollmann, J. Hebling, and J. A. Fülöp, New J. Phys. 17, 083041 (2015).
[Crossref]

Z. Ollmann, J. A. Fülöp, J. Hebling, and G. Almási, Opt. Commun. 315, 159 (2014).
[Crossref]

J. A. Fülöp, Z. Ollmann, Cs. Lombosi, C. Skrobol, S. Klingebiel, L. Pálfalvi, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and J. Hebling, Opt. Express 22, 20155 (2014).
[Crossref]

Ovchinnikov, A. V.

Ozaki, T.

F. Blanchard, B. E. Schmidt, X. Ropagnol, N. Thiré, T. Ozaki, R. Morandotti, D. G. Cooke, and F. Légaré, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 241106 (2014).
[Crossref]

F. Blanchard, L. Razzari, H.-C. Bandulet, G. Sharma, R. Morandotti, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Ozaki, M. Reid, H. F. Tiedje, H. K. Haugen, and F. A. Hegmann, Opt. Express 15, 13212 (2007).
[Crossref]

Pálfalvi, L.

L. Pálfalvi, J. A. Fülöp, Gy. Tóth, and J. Hebling, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 17, 031301 (2014).
[Crossref]

J. A. Fülöp, Z. Ollmann, Cs. Lombosi, C. Skrobol, S. Klingebiel, L. Pálfalvi, F. Krausz, S. Karsch, and J. Hebling, Opt. Express 22, 20155 (2014).
[Crossref]

J. A. Fülöp, L. Pálfalvi, M. C. Hoffmann, and J. Hebling, Opt. Express 19, 15090 (2011).
[Crossref]

J. A. Fülöp, L. Pálfalvi, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, Opt. Express 18, 12311 (2010).
[Crossref]

L. Pálfalvi, J. A. Fülöp, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 171107 (2008).
[Crossref]

J. Hebling, J. A. Fülöp, M. I. Mechler, L. Pálfalvi, C. Tőke, and G. Almási, “Optical manipulation of relativistic electron beams using THz pulses,” arXiv:1109.6852 (2011).

Phua, P. B.

Polónyi, Gy.

Cs. Lombosi, Gy. Polónyi, M. Mechler, Z. Ollmann, J. Hebling, and J. A. Fülöp, New J. Phys. 17, 083041 (2015).
[Crossref]

Pugzlys, A.

Ravi, K.

E. A. Nanni, W. R. Huang, K.-H. Hong, K. Ravi, A. Fallahi, G. Moriena, R. J. D. Miller, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Commun. 6, 8486 (2015).
[Crossref]

K. Ravi, W. R. Huang, S. Carbajo, X. Wu, and F. Kärtner, Opt. Express 22, 20239 (2014).
[Crossref]

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Reid, M.

Rodriguez-Juarez, R.

L. V. Titova, A. K. Ayesheshim, A. Golubov, R. Rodriguez-Juarez, R. Woycicki, F. A. Hegmann, and O. Kovalchuk, Sci. Rep. 3, 2363 (2013).
[Crossref]

Ropagnol, X.

F. Blanchard, B. E. Schmidt, X. Ropagnol, N. Thiré, T. Ozaki, R. Morandotti, D. G. Cooke, and F. Légaré, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 241106 (2014).
[Crossref]

Schmidt, B. E.

F. Blanchard, B. E. Schmidt, X. Ropagnol, N. Thiré, T. Ozaki, R. Morandotti, D. G. Cooke, and F. Légaré, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 241106 (2014).
[Crossref]

Sharma, G.

Skrobol, C.

Tan, L. H.

Tanaka, K.

T. Kampfrath, K. Tanaka, and K. A. Nelson, Nat. Photonics 7, 680 (2013).
[Crossref]

Thiré, N.

F. Blanchard, B. E. Schmidt, X. Ropagnol, N. Thiré, T. Ozaki, R. Morandotti, D. G. Cooke, and F. Légaré, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 241106 (2014).
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Tiedje, H. F.

Titova, L. V.

L. V. Titova, A. K. Ayesheshim, A. Golubov, R. Rodriguez-Juarez, R. Woycicki, F. A. Hegmann, and O. Kovalchuk, Sci. Rep. 3, 2363 (2013).
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Toke, C.

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Tóth, Gy.

L. Pálfalvi, J. A. Fülöp, Gy. Tóth, and J. Hebling, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 17, 031301 (2014).
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Verhoef, A. J.

Vicario, C.

Woycicki, R.

L. V. Titova, A. K. Ayesheshim, A. Golubov, R. Rodriguez-Juarez, R. Woycicki, F. A. Hegmann, and O. Kovalchuk, Sci. Rep. 3, 2363 (2013).
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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Scheme of the CG THz source with collinear geometry, utilizing the two diffraction orders m=±1. The pulse-front tilt angle is γ. (b) Geometry of the CG THz source. Epump and ETHz: pump and THz polarization directions, kpump and kTHz: pump and THz propagation directions. Crystallographic directions are given in rectangular brackets. ϕ: angle between grating lines and the crystallographic Z-axis. (c) Top-down scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of the grating surface. (d) SEM micrograph of a cleaved test sample showing the grating profile. (e) Photograph of the CG THz source.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measured THz energy (black circles) and THz generation efficiency (red squares) versus pump energy and intensity.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Pyroelectric camera image of the THz beam in the focus of a 10 cm focal length Teflon lens placed at a 50 cm distance behind the CG source. The pump energy was 1.2 mJ. Black solid lines in (b) and (c) show the horizontal and vertical cross sections of the THz beam profile along the white dashed lines in (a), respectively. Red solid lines: Gaussian fit. Blue dashed lines: estimated diffraction-limited profiles. wH, wV, wH,calc, wV,calc: horizontal and vertical fitted and calculated beam radii at 1/e2 of the peak intensity.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Temporal waveform of the THz pulses measured by EOS at 2.4 mJ pump energy. (b) Field AC of the THz pulses measured by a Michelson interferometer at a 1.8 mJ pump energy. (c) Spectral amplitude of the THz pulses obtained by Fourier transformation from EOS (black solid line) and field AC (red solid line) and from the simulation (blue dashed line).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Simulation of THz generation. (a) Scaling of THz generation efficiency with the crystal length in ZnTe for 1 THz (solid lines) and 2 THz (dashed lines) phase-matching frequencies at room temperature (RT, red lines) and the cryogenic temperature of 80 K (CT, blue lines). In the calculation, a 1.7 μm pump wavelength, 144 fs pulse duration, and 8.1  GW/cm2 pump intensity were assumed, the latter corresponding to the maximum of the measured efficiency (Fig. 2). Vertical lines correspond to the crystal length of 2 mm used in the experiment and its multiples (2×, 3×). The black dashed line shows the result of a similar calculation for GaP at RT with 2 THz phase-matching frequency. The respective pulse-front tilt angles are given in the plot legend. (b) Examples of calculated THz spectra, corresponding to parameters indicated by symbols in (a). (c) Calculated scaling of the peak electric field with the crystal length.

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