Tunable terahertz-wave generation from DAST crystal by dual signal-wave parametric oscillation of periodically poled lithium niobate

Kodo Kawase, Takaaki Hatanaka, Hidenori Takahashi, Koichiro Nakamura, Tetsuo Taniuchi, Hiromasa Ito

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Abstract

The first known demonstration of tunable terahertz-wave generation by difference-frequency generation of dual signal-wave quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation was performed with periodically poled LiNbO3 (PPLN) with a series of gratings. An organic ionic salt, 4-dimethylamino-N-methyl-4-stilbazolium-tosylate (DAST), was used as a nonlinear crystal. A compact terahertz-wave source resulted, and changing the temperature of the PPLN permitted the wavelength to be varied from 120 to 160 μm. The wavelength could be tuned from 100 to 700 μm by proper selection of combinations of periodically poled gratings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1714-1716
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume25
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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