An integrated description of terahertz generation through optical rectification, charge transfer, and current surge

Klaas Wynne, John J. Carey

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Abstract

Ultrafast terahertz pulses can be generated through a number of processes such its optical rectification in an electrooptic crystal, a current surge in a biased photoconductive antenna. or charge transfer in aligned molecules, It will be shown that all these rectification processes can be described by a single analytical formula in the frequency domain. A recipe is given for the quick calculation of terahertz waveforms generated through any rectification process and detected through electro-optic sampling. This theory is compared with experimentally measured terahertz waveforms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-413
Number of pages14
JournalOptics Communications
Volume256
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2005

Keywords

  • rectification
  • ultrafast
  • terahertz

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