OH1 Organic crystal

Main Advantages

2-[3-(4- hydroxystyryl)-5, 5-dimethylcyclohex-2-enylidene] malononitrile


•  THz generator and detector

•  Second harmonic generator and nonlinear optics

Superior performance to classical THz generator Lithium Niobate.

Covers the low THz spectrum (0.1- 3 THz) similar to Lithium Niobate 

Laser Requirements

OH1 operates with NIR lasers

      • Telecomm fiber

      • OPA

      • OPCPA

Related products

BNA is a new crystal operating at Ti:Sa 800 nm with similar

generation properties to OH1 

Expected Performance

•  Input laser: 3.5 mJ OPA neara infrared

•  Output THz: 44 MV/cm, 76 µJ

Example Output
Application 1: Intense non-linear spectroscopy 

Comparison with conventional ZnTe sources

Application 2: Broadband linear spectroscopy

Comparison with conventional Lithium Niobate sources


Nat. Commun. 6, 5976 (2015); Opt. Express 34, 231974 (2015).

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