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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jun. 26, 2006
  • pp: 6279–6284

Tunable Šolc-type filter in periodically poled LiNbO3 by UV-light illumination

Jianhong Shi, Jinghe Wang, Lijun Chen, Xianfeng Chen, and Yuxing Xia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 6279-6284 (2006)

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We demonstrate a tunable Šolc-type filter in periodically poled lithium niobate by UV-light illumination in this paper. Due to the photovoltaic effect, a Šolc-type filter in PPLN can be formed without applying an external electric field. Through this mechanism, a tunable wavelength filter by UV-light illumination is realized. A wavelength shift as large as 15nm is observed under 778mW/cm2 uniform UV illumination. The dependence of wavelength shift on illumination intensity shows a nearly linear relationship and the tuning rate is about 52 mW/cm2 per nm at 20°C.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2006
Published: June 26, 2006

Jianhong Shi, Jinghe Wang, Lijun Chen, Xianfeng Chen, and Yuxing Xia, "Tunable Šolc-type filter in periodically poled LiNbO3 by UV-light illumination," Opt. Express 14, 6279-6284 (2006)

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