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Title: Nonlinear Cross-Phase Modulation with Intense Single-Cycle Terahertz Pulses

Abstract

We have demonstrated nonlinear cross-phase modulation in electro-optic crystals using intense, single-cycle terahertz (THz) radiation. Individual THz pulses, generated by coherent transition radiation emitted by subpicosecond electron bunches, have peak energies of up to 100{mu}J per pulse. The time-dependent electric field of the intense THz pulses induces cross-phase modulation in electro-optic crystals through the Pockels effect, leading to spectral shifting, broadening, and modulation of copropagating laser pulses. The observed THz-induced cross-phase modulation agrees well with a time-dependent phase-shift model.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) National Synchrotron Light Source
Sponsoring Org.:
Doe - Office Of Science
OSTI Identifier:
930518
Report Number(s):
BNL-80509-2008-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; TRN: US200904%%571
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 99; Journal Issue: 4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CRYSTALS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRO-OPTICAL EFFECTS; ELECTRON BEAMS; LASER RADIATION; MODULATION; PHASE SHIFT; PULSE TECHNIQUES; national synchrotron light source

Citation Formats

Shen,Y., Watanabe, T., Arena, D., Kao, C., Murphy, J., Tsang, T., Wang, X., and Carr, G. Nonlinear Cross-Phase Modulation with Intense Single-Cycle Terahertz Pulses. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.043901.
Shen,Y., Watanabe, T., Arena, D., Kao, C., Murphy, J., Tsang, T., Wang, X., & Carr, G. Nonlinear Cross-Phase Modulation with Intense Single-Cycle Terahertz Pulses. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.043901.
Shen,Y., Watanabe, T., Arena, D., Kao, C., Murphy, J., Tsang, T., Wang, X., and Carr, G. Mon . "Nonlinear Cross-Phase Modulation with Intense Single-Cycle Terahertz Pulses". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.043901.
@article{osti_930518,
title = {Nonlinear Cross-Phase Modulation with Intense Single-Cycle Terahertz Pulses},
author = {Shen,Y. and Watanabe, T. and Arena, D. and Kao, C. and Murphy, J. and Tsang, T. and Wang, X. and Carr, G.},
abstractNote = {We have demonstrated nonlinear cross-phase modulation in electro-optic crystals using intense, single-cycle terahertz (THz) radiation. Individual THz pulses, generated by coherent transition radiation emitted by subpicosecond electron bunches, have peak energies of up to 100{mu}J per pulse. The time-dependent electric field of the intense THz pulses induces cross-phase modulation in electro-optic crystals through the Pockels effect, leading to spectral shifting, broadening, and modulation of copropagating laser pulses. The observed THz-induced cross-phase modulation agrees well with a time-dependent phase-shift model.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.043901},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 4,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}