Counterpropagating frequency mixing with terahertz waves in diamond

Matteo Clerici, Lucia Caspani, Eleonora Rubino, Marco Peccianti, Marco Cassataro, Alessandro Busacca, Tsuneyuki Ozaki, Daniele Faccio, Roberto Morandotti

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Abstract

Frequency conversion by means of Kerr nonlinearity is one of the most common and exploited nonlinear optical processes in the UV, visible, IR, and mid-IR spectral regions. Here we show that wave mixing of an optical field and a terahertz wave can be achieved in diamond, resulting in the frequency conversion of the terahertz radiation either by sum- or difference-frequency generation. In the latter case, we show that this process is phase matched and most efficient in a counterpropagating geometry.
LanguageEnglish
Pages178-180
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2013

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  • frequency conversion
  • nonlinear optical processes
  • wave mixing
  • terahertz wave
  • terahertz radiation

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Clerici, M., Caspani, L., Rubino, E., Peccianti, M., Cassataro, M., Busacca, A., ... Morandotti, R. (2013). Counterpropagating frequency mixing with terahertz waves in diamond. Optics Letters, 38(2), 178-180. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000178
Clerici, Matteo ; Caspani, Lucia ; Rubino, Eleonora ; Peccianti, Marco ; Cassataro, Marco ; Busacca, Alessandro ; Ozaki, Tsuneyuki ; Faccio, Daniele ; Morandotti, Roberto. / Counterpropagating frequency mixing with terahertz waves in diamond. In: Optics Letters. 2013 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 178-180.
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Counterpropagating frequency mixing with terahertz waves in diamond. / Clerici, Matteo; Caspani, Lucia; Rubino, Eleonora; Peccianti, Marco; Cassataro, Marco; Busacca, Alessandro; Ozaki, Tsuneyuki; Faccio, Daniele; Morandotti, Roberto.

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Clerici M, Caspani L, Rubino E, Peccianti M, Cassataro M, Busacca A et al. Counterpropagating frequency mixing with terahertz waves in diamond. Optics Letters. 2013 Jan 10;38(2):178-180. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000178