Repetition rate tuning of an ultrafast ytterbium doped fiber laser for terahertz time-domain spectroscopy
International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
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Repetition rate tuning enables the fast acquisition of THz pulse profiles . By using this method we demonstrate a compact and broadband terahertz time domain spectroscopy system (THz TDS) driven by ytterbium doped fiber laser source. The importance of this method is realized in that Yb:doped fiber lasers can be amplified to sub-millijoule pulse strengths more easily than other types of fiber lasers . Hence, it has the potential to be used in excite-THz probe experiments. Furthermore, the repetition rate-tuning adds flexibility in the excite-probe techniques. These attributes as well as THz generation and detection are investigated with the laser that was developed. © 2013 IEEE.