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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 16 — Aug. 7, 2006
  • pp: 7210–7215

Broadband optical parametric amplification at the communication band with periodically poled lithium niobate

Oc-Yeub Jeon, Min-Ji Jin, Hwan-Hong Lim, Byoung-Joo Kim, and Myoungsik Cha  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 16, pp. 7210-7215 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.007210


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Abstract

We report broadband optical parametric generation (OPG) in a single periodically poled lithium niobate crystal with a picosecond pump pulse at a fixed wavelength. We also demonstrate efficient optical parametric amplification of a broadband seed pulse within the quasi-phase-matched OPG band. The broad parametric gain band is attributed to group-velocity matching and degeneracy between the signal and idler, and the broad spectral width of the pumping source.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2006
Published: August 7, 2006

Citation
Oc-Yeub Jeon, Min-Ji Jin, Hwan-Hong Lim, Byoung-Joo Kim, and Myoungsik Cha, "Broadband optical parametric amplification at the communication band with periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Express 14, 7210-7215 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-16-7210


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