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Ultrafast Phenomena XIV

Volume 79 of the series Springer Series in Chemical Physics pp 717-719

Typesetting THz Waveforms

  • Joshua C. VaughanAffiliated withMassachusetts Institute of Technology
  • , T. FeurerAffiliated withMassachusetts Institute of Technology
  • , Thomas HornungAffiliated withMassachusetts Institute of Technology
  • , Keith A. NelsonAffiliated withMassachusetts Institute of Technology

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Abstract

We demonstrate generation of temporally shaped THz waveforms in LiNbO3 by spatially shaping femtosecond excitation pulses with a spatial light modulator. The generated THz waveforms are approximately proportional to the first spatial derivative of the excitation beam profile.