Upconversion of a relativistic Coulomb field terahertz pulse to the near infrared

S. P. Jamison, G. Berden, P. J. Phillips, W. Allan Gillespie, Allan M. MacLeod

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Abstract

We demonstrate the spectral upconversion of a unipolar subpicosecond terahertz (THz) pulse, where the THz pulse is the Coulomb field of a single relativistic electron bunch. The upconversion to the optical allows remotely located detection of long wavelength and nonpropagating components of the THz spectrum, as required for ultrafast electron bunch diagnostics. The upconversion of quasimonochromatic THz radiation has also been demonstrated, allowing the observation of distinct sum- and difference-frequency mixing components in the spectrum. Polarization dependence of first and second order sidebands at ωopt±ωTHz, and ωopt±2ωTHz, respectively, confirms the χ(2) frequency mixing mechanism.
Original languageEnglish
Article number231114
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume96
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Jun 2010

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Jamison, S. P., Berden, G., Phillips, P. J., Gillespie, W. A., & MacLeod, A. M. (2010). Upconversion of a relativistic Coulomb field terahertz pulse to the near infrared. Applied Physics Letters, 96(23), [231114]. DOI: 10.1063/1.3449132

Jamison, S. P.; Berden, G.; Phillips, P. J.; Gillespie, W. Allan; MacLeod, Allan M. / Upconversion of a relativistic Coulomb field terahertz pulse to the near infrared.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 96, No. 23, 231114, 10.06.2010.

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Jamison, SP, Berden, G, Phillips, PJ, Gillespie, WA & MacLeod, AM 2010, 'Upconversion of a relativistic Coulomb field terahertz pulse to the near infrared' Applied Physics Letters, vol 96, no. 23, 231114. DOI: 10.1063/1.3449132

Upconversion of a relativistic Coulomb field terahertz pulse to the near infrared. / Jamison, S. P.; Berden, G.; Phillips, P. J.; Gillespie, W. Allan; MacLeod, Allan M.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 96, No. 23, 231114, 10.06.2010.

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Jamison SP, Berden G, Phillips PJ, Gillespie WA, MacLeod AM. Upconversion of a relativistic Coulomb field terahertz pulse to the near infrared. Applied Physics Letters. 2010 Jun 10;96(23). 231114. Available from, DOI: 10.1063/1.3449132