Patent Number: 7,710,637

Title: Method and apparatus for generating terahertz wave

Abstract: A method and an apparatus for generating a terahertz wave, wherein one end face 12a of a non-linear optical crystal 12 is positioned approximately orthogonally to a direction of generation of a terahertz wave 4, pump light 2 and idler light 3 are totally reflected at an approximately same point 13 on the end face, and the generated terahertz wave 4 is emitted roughly vertically to the end face.

Inventors: Ikari; Tomofumi (Miyagi, JP), Minamide; Hiroaki (Miyagi, JP), Ito; Hiromasa (Miyagi, JP)

Assignee: Riken

International Classification: G02F 1/35 (20060101); G02F 2/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018