Synthesis of terahertz electromagnetic wave pulses using amplitude-and-phase masks

Ryuzi Yano, Hideki Gotoh, Yoshiro Hirayama, Toshiaki Hattori, Sen Miyashita

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In the conventional terahertz (THz) electromagnetic emission and detection scheme using a semiconductor as a THz wave emitter and a photoconductive antenna as a THz wave receiver, we generated THz electromagnetic waves having various temporal waveforms by inserting simple plastic plates between off-axis parabolic mirrors. We simulated the observed waveforms using a simple model, where the THz field is expressed by the summation of fields passing through each sub-section of the whole cross-section of the collimated THz beam. The results show a new simple method to shape THz pulses with complicated temporal waveforms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-582
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug 1


  • Pulse shaping
  • Terahertz electromagnetic waves


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