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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 2099–2104

Simultaneous stimulated Raman scattering and second harmonic generation in periodically poled lithium niobate

Gail McConnell and Allister I. Ferguson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 2099-2104 (2005)

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Simultaneous stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) and second harmonic generation (SHG) are demonstrated in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN). Using a simple single-pass geometry, conversion efficiencies of up to 12% and 19% were observed for the SRS and SHG processes respectively. By changing the PPLN period interacting with the photonic crystal fibre based pump source and varying the PPLN temperature, the SHG signal was measured to be tunable from λ=584 nm to λ=679 nm. The SRS output spectrum was measured at λ=1583 nm, with a spectral full-width at half-maximum of λ=85 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Original Manuscript: December 1, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2005
Published: March 21, 2005

Gail McConnell and Allister Ferguson, "Simultaneous stimulated Raman scattering and second harmonic generation in periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Express 13, 2099-2104 (2005)

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