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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 25967–25972

Soft proton exchanged channel waveguides in congruent lithium tantalate for frequency doubling

Alessandro C. Busacca, Salvatore Stivala, Luciano Curcio, Paolo Minzioni, Giovanni Nava, Ilaria Cristiani, and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 25967-25972 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.025967


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Abstract

We report on stable optical waveguides fabricated by soft-proton exchange in periodically-poled congruent lithium tantalate in the α-phase. The channel waveguides are characterized in the telecom wavelength range in terms of both linear properties and frequency doubling. The measurements yield a nonlinear coefficient of about 9.5pm/V, demonstrating that the nonlinear optical properties of lithium tantalate are left nearly unaltered by the process.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2010
Published: November 29, 2010

Citation
Alessandro C. Busacca, Salvatore Stivala, Luciano Curcio, Paolo Minzioni, Giovanni Nava, Ilaria Cristiani, and Gaetano Assanto, "Soft proton exchanged channel waveguides in congruent lithium tantalate for frequency doubling," Opt. Express 18, 25967-25972 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-25-25967


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