Jérôme Tignon

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Optical parametric oscillation is a nonlinear process that enables coherent generation of 'signal' and 'idler' waves, shifted in frequency from the pump wave. Efficient parametric conversion is the paradigm for the generation of twin or entangled photons for quantum optics applications such as quantum cryptography, or for the generation of new frequencies(More)
using resonant nonlinearities Julien Madéo, Pierrick Cavalié, Joshua R. Freeman, Nathan Jukam, Jean Maysonnave, Kenneth Maussang, Harvey. E. Beere, David. A. Ritchie, Carlo Sirtori, Jérôme Tignon and Sukhdeep S. Dhillon Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain, Ecole Normale Supérieure, UMR 8551 CNRS, Université P. et M. Curie, Université D. Diderot, 24 rue Lhomond,(More)
We demonstrate broadband (20 THz), high electric field, terahertz generation using large area interdigitated antennas fabricated on semi-insulating GaAs. The bandwidth is characterized as a function of incident pulse duration (15-35 fs) and pump energy (2-30 nJ). Broadband spectroscopy of PTFE is shown. Numerical Drude-Lorentz simulations of the generated(More)
The emission of a quantum cascade laser can be synchronized to the repetition rate of a femtosecond laser through the use of coherent injection seeding. This synchronization defines a sampling coherence between the terahertz laser emission and the femtosecond laser which enables coherent field detection. In this letter the sampling coherence is measured in(More)