Infrared and terahertz generation by ultrafast laser pulses

Fei Wu, Jae Hun Kim, Peng Li, Zhiwen Liu, Karl Martin Reichard, John Mazurowski, Shizhuo Yin

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Abstract

In this paper, we will present our preliminary results on our development of infrared and terahertz generation by ultrafast laser pulses. The objective of this project is to develop (i) portable and cost effective spatially coherent broadband Infrared (IR) and Terahertz (THz) illuminating light sources. To effectively generate spatially coherent broadband IR and THz sources, we use a novel nonlinear optical technical approach by harnessing the huge nonlinear effect of the specially designed and fabricated photonic crystal fibers (PCF). The major merits of these unique light sources are: (1) broad band (covering a wide range of spectroscopic signatures), (2) spatially coherent (so that beams can be delivered to the far distance like laser beams), (3) compact, portable and small footprint (all fiber design), (4) cost effective (traditional approaches such as cascaded laser systems are complicated and expensive for covering broadband).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 13 2006
EventPhotorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII - SAn Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2006Aug 17 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6314
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherPhotorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII
CountryUnited States
CitySAn Diego, CA
Period8/16/068/17/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wu, F., Kim, J. H., Li, P., Liu, Z., Reichard, K. M., Mazurowski, J., & Yin, S. (2006). Infrared and terahertz generation by ultrafast laser pulses. In Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII [63141S] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6314). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.682078