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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1225–1233

Broadband and off-axis optical parametric generation in periodically poled LiNbO3

Yiyi Guan, Joseph W. Haus, and Peter Powers  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 1225-1233 (2004)

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A model is presented that includes broadband, off-axis light generation for parametric downconversion processes. We apply this to parametric generation with material parameters adapted for periodically poled lithium niobate; our simulations are compared with experimental results. Our simulations explore the competition between on-axis and off-axis signal generation. With a broad-area pump, we find that a shorter crystal is more effective at suppressing off-axis signal generation.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

Yiyi Guan, Joseph W. Haus, and Peter Powers, "Broadband and off-axis optical parametric generation in periodically poled LiNbO3," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 1225-1233 (2004)

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