Modelling laser-based table-top THz sources: Optical rectification, propagation and electro-optic sampling

J. Faure, J. Van Tilborg, R. A. Kaindl, W. P. Leemans

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

83 Scopus citations

Abstract

A model describing the generation of THz pulses by optical rectification and the detection of THz pulses by electro-optic sampling is presented. The model is comprehensive and mostly analytical: physical phenomena such as dispersion, group velocity mismatch, multiple reflections and diffraction are represented by one dimensional transfer functions. The model is compared with experimental results and shows good agreement with experiments. It is shown that including diffraction is crucial for retrieving the details of the THz spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)681-697
Number of pages17
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diffraction
  • Electro-optic sampling
  • Optical rectification
  • THz radiation
  • Transfer function
  • Ultra-short laser pulses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Modelling laser-based table-top THz sources: Optical rectification, propagation and electro-optic sampling'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this