Temporally resolved electro-optic effect

S.P. Jamison, A.M. MacLeod, G. Berden, D.A. Jaroszynski, W.A. Gillespie

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The electro-optic effect between an ultrafast optical probe pulse and an ultrashort terahertz pulse is shown to depend on the time derivatives of the product of the probe and terahertz electric fields. Application of this theory to temporally resolved single-shot terahertz detection techniques, where the electro-optic effect is temporally localized within an optical probe pulse, shows that the description presented here differs fundamentally and verifiably from that commonly used in literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1753-1755
Number of pages2
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


  • frequency conversion
  • nonlinear optics
  • ultrafast nonlinear optics

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