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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 19 — Sep. 19, 2005
  • pp: 7405–7414

Experimental demonstration of wavelength conversion between ps-pulses based on cascaded sum- and difference frequency generation (SFG+DFG) in LiNbO3 waveguides

Jian Wang, Junqiang Sun, Chuanhong Luo, and Qizhen Sun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 19, pp. 7405-7414 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.007405


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Abstract

All-optical wavelength conversion between ps-pulses based on cascaded sum- and difference frequency generation (SFG+DFG) is proposed and experimentally demonstrated in periodically poled LiNbO3 (PPLN) waveguides. The signal pulse with 40-GHz repetition rate and 1.57-ps pulse width is adopted. The converted idler wavelength can be tuned from 1527.4 to 1540.5nm as the signal wavelength is varied from 1561.9 to 1548.4nm. No obvious changes of the pulse shape and width, also no chirp are observed in the converted idler pulse. The results imply that single-to-multiple channel wavelength conversions can be achieved by appropriately tuning the two pump wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

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Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: August 8, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2005
Published: September 19, 2005

Citation
Jian Wang, Junqiang Sun, Chuanhong Lou, and Qizhen Sun, "Experimental demonstration of wavelength conversion between ps-pulses based on cascaded sum- and difference frequency generation (SFG+DFG) in LiNbO3 waveguides," Opt. Express 13, 7405-7414 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-19-7405


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