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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2003
  • pp: 20–26

Indirectly-seeded optical parametric generation in periodically poled lithium niobate

M. J. Orozco-Arellanes and R. S. Cudney  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 20-26 (2003)

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We report a technique for injection-seeding optical parametric generation (OPG) in periodically poled lithium niobate in which the wavelength of the seed is neither that of the signal nor of the idler waves; instead, it is the wavelength resulting from the sum-frequency mixing of the pump and signal waves. We show that pulsed OPG can be appropriately seeded in this way even if the sum-frequency process is not quasi-phase-matched if a pulsed laser is used as a seed, and if it is quasi-phase-matched even a low power (15 mW) HeNe beam can substantially reduce the bandwidth of the generated signal wave.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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Original Manuscript: November 7, 2002
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2002
Published: January 13, 2003

M. Orozco-Arellanes and R. Cudney, "Indirectly-seeded optical parametric generation in periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Express 11, 20-26 (2003)

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