15 May 2012 High-powered tunable terahertz source based on a surface-emitted terahertz-wave parametric oscillator
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A high-powered pulsed terahertz (THz)-wave has been parametrically generated via a surface-emitted THz-wave parametric oscillator (TPO). The effective parametric gain length under the noncollinear phase matching condition was calculated for optimization of the parameters of the TPO. A large volume crystal of MgO:LiNbO3 was used as the gain medium. THz-wave radiation covering a frequency range from 0.87 to 2.73 THz was obtained. The average power of the THz-wave was 9.12 μW at 1.75 THz when the pump energy was 94 mJ, corresponding to an energy conversion efficiency of about 9.7×10−6 and a photon conversion efficiency of about 0.156%. The THz-wave power in our experiments is high enough for practical applications to spectrum analysis and imaging.
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Zhongyang Li, Pibin Bing, Jianquan Yao, Degang Xu, Kai Zhong, "High-powered tunable terahertz source based on a surface-emitted terahertz-wave parametric oscillator," Optical Engineering 51(9), 091605 (15 May 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.9.091605 . Submission:
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