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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1304–1308

Low-threshold parametric nonlinear optics with quasi-phase-matched whispering-gallery modes

Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Andrey B. Matsko, Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, and Lute Maleki  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 1304-1308 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.001304


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Abstract

We propose to fabricate a toroidal dielectric cavity from a periodically poled χ(2) nonlinear material (e.g., LiNbO3) to achieve efficient interaction among high-Q whispering-gallery modes. We show that the periodic poling allows for suppression of both material and cavity dispersion. Such a cavity might be a basic element of a family of efficient nonlinear devices operating at a broad range of optical wavelengths.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

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Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Andrey B. Matsko, Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, and Lute Maleki, "Low-threshold parametric nonlinear optics with quasi-phase-matched whispering-gallery modes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1304-1308 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-6-1304


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