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Continuously tunable and coherent radiation in the wide range 56.8-1618 mum (0.18-5.27 THz) has been achieved as a novel and promising terahertz source based on collinear phase-matched difference frequency generation in a GaSe crystal. This source has the advantages of high coherence, simplicity for tuning, simple alignment, and stable output. The peak(More)
It is shown that the coherence lengths for terahertz (THz) generation based on difference-frequency generation within an ultrafast infrared pulse can be sufficiently long for a wide bandwidth about each phase-matching wavelength owing to a slight dispersion in the THz region. As a result, quasi-single-cycle THz pulses can be efficiently generated. An(More)
We explore a novel mechanism for slowing down THz waves based on metallic grating structures with graded depths, whose dispersion curves and cutoff frequencies are different at different locations. Since the group velocity of spoof surface plasmons at the cutoff frequency is extremely low, THz waves are actually stopped at different positions for different(More)
The reported "trapped rainbow" storage of THz light in metamaterials and plasmonic graded structures has opened an attractive new method to control electromagnetic radiation. Here, we show how, by incorporating the frequency-dependent dielectric properties of the metal, the graded grating structures developed for "trapped rainbow" storage of THz light in(More)
A theoretical model is developed for electron velocity saturation in high power GaN transistors. It is shown that electron velocity at high electric fields is reduced due to heating of electron gas since the high density of nonequilibrium LO phonons cannot efficiently transfer heat to the lattice. However, the resulting degradation of electron velocity is(More)
A stretchable e-textile was fabricated by simply soaking Spandex fabric in a conductive polymer aqueous dispersion, PEDOT-PSS. The resulting conductive fabric had an average conductivity of 0.1 S/cm. Subjecting the fabric to more than one soaking step increased the conductivity of the fabric up to ca. 2.0 S/cm resulting in a 33% faster switching speed. This(More)
We show that backward difference-frequency generation can be exploited to achieve phase conjugation in a second-order nonlinear medium. The backward configuration can be utilized to achieve broadband quasi-phase-matching, compared with the forward counterpart. Our calculation shows that a nonlinear reflectivity of close to 100% is achievable from a laser(More)
We efficiently generated far-infrared radiation at the wavelengths centered at 20.8 μm in the vicinity of one of the polariton resonances of lithium niobate. Such an efficient nonlinear conversion is made possible by exploiting phase matching for difference-frequency generation in lithium niobate. The highest peak power reached 233 W.
When two Nd:YLF crystals share a Cr:YAG crystal functioning as a single passive Q switch, the timing jitter between each pair of dual-frequency pulses generated by the two crystals has been reduced by a factor of 20. Such a reduction in the timing jitter allows us to generate terahertz pulses by focusing such a passively Q-switched laser beam onto a(More)
By mixing two copropagating coherent beams near 1 microm in a zinc blende GaP crystal, we have efficiently generated coherent terahertz (THz) waves. Such efficient conversion is made possible by use of a rest-strahlen band in the THz region to achieve phase matching in an isotropic crystal. A tuning range as wide as 71.1-2830 microm (0.106-4.22 THz) was(More)