Accelerator Test Facility and Synchrotron Radiation Source at KIT

Electro-optic sampling of terahertz electro-magnetic pulses by using ferroelectric crystals in Cherenkov-phase-matching scheme

  • place:

    new ANKA seminar room, building 348, 2nd floor

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  • Inviting person:

    Erik Bründermann, KIT-IPS

  • Speaker:

    Masahiko Tani

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  • For detection of terahertz (THz) electro-magnetic pulses, electro-optic (EO) sampling is a commonly used technique.  However, available sampling wavelengths and EO crystals are limited by the velocity mismatch between the sampling optical pulse and THz pulse propagating in the EO crystal.

    In this paper, it is explained that how such limitations are alleviated by using the non-collinear Cherenkov-phase-matching, with which we can select an arbitrary sampling wavelength and an EO crystal for detection of THz pulses.

    It is shown that the Cherenkov-phase-matching scheme has been successfully applied to ferroelectric crystals (LiNbO3 and BaTiO3) and that an efficient EO sampling of THz pulses is possible with these ferroelectric crystals.  This EO sampling technique might be useful also for evaluation of electron beam bunching profiles.

  • Affiliation:

    Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region and head of Terahertz Science Research Group, University of Fukui (FIR-FU), Japan