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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11965–11971

Acousto-optic tunable second harmonic generation in periodically poled LiNbO3

Zi-yan Yu, Fei Xu, Fei Leng, Xiao-shi Qian, Xiang-fei Chen, and Yan-qing Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11965-11971 (2009)

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Acousto-optic (AO) tunable second harmonic generation (SHG) was proposed in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN). The acoustic wave could either be induced from an external transducer or self-generated in PPLN driving with a cross-field radio frequency field. The reciprocal vector of PPLN compensates the SHG wave-vector mismatch when quasi-phase-matching (QPM) condition is satisfied, while phonons with suitable frequencies may affect it by scattering photons to different polarization state. The QPM SHG and AO polarization rotation are coupled together. Second harmonic waves’ intensities, polarization states and even phases thus could be manipulated instantly through AO interaction.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(170.1065) Medical optics and biotechnology : Acousto-optics
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2009
Published: June 30, 2009

Zi-yan Yu, Fei Xu, Fei Leng, Xiao-shi Qian, Xiang-fei Chen, and Yan-qing Lu, "Acousto-optic tunable second harmonic generation in periodically poled LiNbO3," Opt. Express 17, 11965-11971 (2009)

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