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Applied Physics Letters
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High-brightness terahertz beams characterized with an ultrafast detector

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Abstract

We have significantly improved the emission and detection of electromagnetic beams of single-cycle 0.5 THz pulses, through the use of new dipolar antenna structures. The frequency response was extended to well beyond 1 THz, and the beam power was increased by more than 15 times. The antennas were located at the foci of sapphire lenses and were photoconductively driven by ultrafast laser pulses. An additional collimation by a paraboloidal mirror produced a beam with a 25 mrad divergence, and subsequent focusing by a second identical mirror improved the coupling between the transmitting and receiving antenna by orders of magnitude.

Date

01 Dec 1989

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Applied Physics Letters

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