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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22523–22531

Spectral response of an upconversion detector and spectrometer

Paulina S. Kuo, Oliver Slattery, Yong-Su Kim, Jason S. Pelc, M. M. Fejer, and Xiao Tang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22523-22531 (2013)

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We investigate the spectral response of an upconversion detector theoretically and experimentally, and discuss implications for its use as an infrared spectrometer. Upconversion detection is based on high-conversion-efficiency, sum-frequency generation (SFG). The spectral selectivity of an upconversion spectrometer is determined by the SFG spectral response function. This function changes with varying pump power. Working at maximum internal conversion efficiency is desirable for high sensitivity of the system, but the spectral response function is different at this pump power compared to the response function at low power. We calculate the theoretical spectral response of the upconversion detector as a function of pump power and obtain excellent agreement with upconversion spectra measured in a periodically poled LiNbO3 waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

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Original Manuscript: June 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2013
Published: September 17, 2013

Paulina S. Kuo, Oliver Slattery, Yong-Su Kim, Jason S. Pelc, M. M. Fejer, and Xiao Tang, "Spectral response of an upconversion detector and spectrometer," Opt. Express 21, 22523-22531 (2013)

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