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Efficient generation of 380 fs pulses of THz radiation by ultrafast laser pulse excitation of a biased metal-semiconductor interface

Katzenellenbogen, N.
Grischkowsky, D.
Abstract
We have demonstrated a new method of generating pulses of freely propagating THz electromagnetic radiation. The resulting 380 fs pulses are the shortest directly measured THz pulses in free space to date and are more powerful than those generated by Hertzian dipoles or by resonant dipole antennas. Temporal features as short as 190 fs were observed on these THz radiation pulses and thereby, illustrate an ultrafast receiver response time.
Date
1991-01-21