Nonlinear Terahertz Spectroscopy in Solids with Single-Cycle Terahertz Pulses
1 Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan
2 CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Saitama, 332-0012, Japan
We present novel generation methods of intense terahertz single cycle pulses. The Cherenkov scheme with tilted wave-front technique in the LiNbO3 crystal gives us the maximum electric field larger than 1 MV/cm, which ponderomotive energy is as large as 10 eV. The ponderomotive energy is strong enough to ionize bound electronic states in solids such as donors and accepters and easy to induce nonlinear optical effects in solids.
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