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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9726–9738

Cascaded wavelength conversion as favorable application of nonlinear optical polymers

Min-su Kim, Jung Jin Ju, Seung Koo Park, Jung Yun Do, and Myung-Hyun Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9726-9738 (2008)

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Nonlinear optical (NLO) polymers have been considered promising materials for wavelength conversion at a low pump power. However, they have not been readily adopted to practical applications due to their high absorption coefficients, especially at a shorter interacting wavelength. Our theoretical analysis proves that the influence of absorption coefficients can be mitigated significantly in cascaded wavelength conversion (CWC) processes. According to our example study, maximum conversion efficiencies for CWC can compare even with those for second-harmonic generation in many NLO polymers. Thus CWC can become a pertinent application of NLO polymers. However, to obtain such efficient CWC, several realistic problems should be resolved in practical devices.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

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Original Manuscript: April 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2008
Published: June 17, 2008

Min-su Kim, Jung Jin Ju, Seung Koo Park, Jung Yun Do, and Myung-Hyun Lee, "Cascaded wavelength conversion as favorable application of nonlinear optical polymers," Opt. Express 16, 9726-9738 (2008)

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