Čerenkov Radiation from Femtosecond Optical Pulses in Electro-Optic Media

  • K. P. Cheung
  • D. H. Auston
  • J. A. Valdmanis
  • D. A. Kleinman
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 38)

Abstract

It was recently suggested that under suitable conditions the propagation of femtosecond optical pulses in electro-optic materials should be accompanied by the radiation of an extremely fast electromagnetic transient [1,2]. This phenomenon, which arises from the inverse electro-optic effect [3], produces a Čerenkov cone of pulsed radiation having a duration of approximately one cycle and a frequency in the THz range.

Keywords

Lithium Calcite Auto Correlation Convolution Refraction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. P. Cheung
    • 1
  • D. H. Auston
    • 1
  • J. A. Valdmanis
    • 1
  • D. A. Kleinman
    • 1
  1. 1.AT & T Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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