Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: X‐shaped alignment of chromophores : potential alternative for efficient organic terahertz generators
Authors: Lee, Ji‐Ah
Kim, Won Tae
Jazbinsek, Mojca
Kim, Deokjoong
Lee, Seung‐Heon
Yu, In Cheol
Yoon, Woojin
Yun, Hoseop
Rotermund, Fabian
Kwon, O‐Pil
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1002/adom.201901921
Published in: Advanced Optical Materials
Volume(Issue): 8
Issue: 9
Pages: 1901921
Issue Date: 24-Feb-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Wiley
ISSN: 2195-1071
Language: English
Subjects: THz photonics
Subject (DDC): 621.3: Electrical, communications, control engineering
Abstract: Efficient broadband organic terahertz (THz) generators using X‐shaped alignment of the nonlinear optical chromophores, as an alternative to the parallel alignment of chromophores in benchmark organic crystals, are reported. All the developed six organic benzothiazolium crystals exhibit an isomorphic X‐shaped alignment of chromophores, resulting in an unprecedentedly large off‐diagonal optical nonlinearity (>100 × 10−30 esu), which presents one of the largest off‐diagonal optical nonlinearity of organic crystals. The benzothiazolium crystals exhibit efficient broadband THz wave generation employing the off‐diagonal optical nonlinearity, in contrast to the present state‐of‐the‐art organic THz generators that mostly utilize diagonal optical nonlinearity. For using off‐diagonal and diagonal optical nonlinearities, the polarization of the optical pump is perpendicular and parallel, respectively, to the polar axis of crystals. In addition to a large THz wave generation efficiency with one order of magnitude higher peak‐to‐peak THz electric field than that generated in a 1.0‐mm‐thick inorganic benchmark ZnTe crystal, the benzothiazolium crystals generate broadband THz spectra with an upper cut‐off frequency of near 8 THz, and the absence of strong absorption dimples in the range of 0.5−4 THz. Therefore, the X‐shaped alignment of chromophores presents an interesting potential alternative for efficient broadband organic THz generators.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/21907
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
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