Far-infrared second-harmonic generation and pulse characterization with the organic salt DAST
Opt. Lett. , Volume 23 p. 466- 468
We generated the second harmonics of pulses in the far-infrared region (30 - 55 µm), using the organic salt dimethylamino-4-N -methylstilbazolium tosylate (DAST). We demonstrate that DAST can be used to characterize ultrashort pulses in a spectral region where no other materials are available. To illustrate the need for such characterizations, we show the effects of propagation through air on the shape of ultrashort far-infrared pulses.