Accession Number : AD1031624

Title :   Measurement of Nonlinear Coefficients of Crystals at Terahertz Frequencies via High Field THz at the FELIX FEL

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Mar 2016

Corporate Author : NPL MANAGEMENT LTD TEDDINGTON United Kingdom

Personal Author(s) : Naftaly,Mira

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Report Date : 02 Apr 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : We investigated the possibility of determining the nonlinear properties of Si, GaAs and GaSex-1Sx and other nonlinear optical crystals in the FIR and THz regimes using the classic Maker Fringe and Z-scan techniques. The Z-scan measurements were conducted successfully, in both the FIR and THz regimes, and the measurement results in the FIR were found to be in reasonable agreement with the available literature [7, 8, 9]. We can conclude that multi-photon absorption in the FIR is no more an impediment to pumping, GaSe based, nonlinear frequency conversion devices that in the near-IR.

Descriptors :   free electron lasers , refractive index , terahertz radiation , two photon absorption , electrons , frequency conversion , light sources , kerr effects , coefficients , optical materials , optical properties , absorption coefficients

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE