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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3318–3322

Enhanced second-harmonic generation in an electro-optic controlled periodically poled ferroelectric crystal

Yan Sheng, Jingjuan Li, Bingying Cheng, and Daozhong Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 16, pp. 3318-3322 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.003318


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Abstract

We present a novel design of enhanced second-harmonic generation in a periodically poled ferroelectric crystal. It profits from enhanced light intensity and slowed group velocity, which occur near photonic band edges through electro-optic modulation. The designed structure, with 108 periods and a length of 322   μm , can generate a second-harmonic beam whose conversion efficiency is 2 orders of magnitude larger than the one produced by an equivalent length of quasi-phase-matching bulk medium. This result might be beneficial to the development of optics integration and compact devices.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2007
Published: May 15, 2007

Citation
Yan Sheng, Jingjuan Li, Bingying Cheng, and Daozhong Zhang, "Enhanced second-harmonic generation in an electro-optic controlled periodically poled ferroelectric crystal," Appl. Opt. 46, 3318-3322 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-16-3318


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