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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1909–1915

Generation of tunable blue–green light using ZnO periodically poled lithium niobate crystal fiber by self-cascaded second-order nonlinearity

Li-Min Lee, Shan-Chuang Pei, Der-Fong Lin, Po-Chun Chiu, Mon-Chang Tsai, Ta-Min Tai, De-Hao Sun, A. H. Kung, and Sheng-Lung Huang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 1909-1915 (2007)

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Using a novel self-cascaded first-order second-harmonic generation (SHG) and third-order sum-frequency generation (SFG) in a ZnO periodically poled lithium niobate crystal fiber, tunable blue–green light was demonstrated. At a domain pitch of 15.45 μ m , the SHG signal and its fundamental signal at 1423.9 nm can satisfy the third-order SFG quasi-phase-matched (QPM) condition. The measured SHG power at 714.2 nm was 12.25 mW under 100 mW input power, and the estimated nonlinear coefficient ( d 33 ) achieved was 25.3 pm V . The self-cascaded SHG + SFG power measured at 477.1 nm was 700 μ W under 350 mW input power. The maximum internal efficiency of the SHG is 14.84%. The tuning range of the self-cascaded SHG and SFG generated tunable blue–green light was more than 40 nm , from 471.3 to 515 nm . The maximum simulated 3 dB bandwidth achieved using a gradient-period QPM structure is 196 nm , which is from 1476 to 1672 nm . The gain-bandwidth product of the self-cascaded SHG and SFG processes decreases drastically as the bandwidth is broadened.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2007
Published: July 19, 2007

Li-Min Lee, Shan-Chuang Pei, Der-Fong Lin, Po-Chun Chiu, Mon-Chang Tsai, Ta-Min Tai, De-Hao Sun, A. H. Kung, and Sheng-Lung Huang, "Generation of tunable blue-green light using ZnO periodically poled lithium niobate crystal fiber by self-cascaded second-order nonlinearity," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1909-1915 (2007)

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