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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 3 — Sep. 25, 2008
  • pp: 205–209

Poling Quality Evaluation of Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate Using Diffraction Method

Krishnamoorthy Pandiyan, Yeon-Suk Kang, Hwan-Hong Lim, Byeong-Joo Kim, Om Prakash, and Myoung-Sik Cha  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 205-209 (2008)

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We demonstrated a simple way of evaluating the duty cycle error in periodically polled lithium niobate(PPLN) based on the method of binary phase diffraction grating. To demonstrate this method, -Z face etched PPLN of desired periods were fabricated by the standard electric field poling technique. The etched PPLN was considered as a surface-relief binary phase grating. The diffraction patterns were recorded for different spatial locations along the length of the sample. The experimentally observed efficiencies of the diffracted orders were compared with the theoretically calculated values to estimate the duty cycle error.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

Original Manuscript: August 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2008
Published: September 25, 2008

Krishnamoorthy Pandiyan, Yeon-Suk Kang, Hwan-Hong Lim, Byeong-Joo Kim, Om Prakash, and Myoung-Sik Cha, "Poling Quality Evaluation of Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate Using Diffraction Method," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 12, 205-209 (2008)

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