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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 585–591

Cascaded optical parametric generation in reverse-proton-exchange lithium niobate waveguides

Xiuping Xie and M. M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 585-591 (2007)

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Cascaded optical parametric generation in lithium niobate waveguides involves simultaneous quasi-phase-matching of optical parametric generation and sum-frequency generation. We study details of this process in reverse-proton-exchange lithium niobate waveguides with quasi-phase-matching gratings from 6 to 42 mm in length. We identify the cascaded products in the time domain using a frequency-resolved cross correlator and study cascaded optical parametric generation under different levels of pump depletion. With phase-modulated gratings, we demonstrate control over the wavelength of the near-transform-limited signal pulses from cascaded optical parametric generation. With its low threshold and controllable temporal properties, cascaded optical parametric generation in reverse-proton-exchange waveguides can be a promising candidate for a tunable light source.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 1, 2006
Published: February 15, 2007

Xiuping Xie and M. M. Fejer, "Cascaded optical parametric generation in reverse-proton-exchange lithium niobate waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 585-591 (2007)

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