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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 977–981

Efficient generation of far-infrared radiation from a periodically poled LiNbO 3 waveguide based on surface-emitting geometry

Yujie J. Ding  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 5, pp. 977-981 (2011)

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We investigate efficient generation of far-infrared (far-IR) radiation in 13 30 μm based on difference-frequency generation in a periodically poled LiNbO 3 waveguide. The efficient conversion is made possible by utilizing a surface-emitting geometry under which the two incoming optical waves propagate along a waveguide, whereas the far-IR radiation is emitted from the waveguide surface. Under such a configuration, we can exploit the enhancements to the second-order nonlinear coefficients due to polariton resonances in the far-IR region. Based on our estimates, the average output power is expected to reach 2.1 mW .

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2011
Published: April 4, 2011

Yujie J. Ding, "Efficient generation of far-infrared radiation from a periodically poled LiNbO3 waveguide based on surface-emitting geometry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 977-981 (2011)

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