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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10663–10668

RGB source based on simultaneous quasi-phase-matched second and third harmonic generation in periodically poled lithium niobate

M. Robles-Agudo, R. S. Cudney, and L. A. Ríos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10663-10668 (2006)

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We present a pulsed RGB source based on cascaded nonlinear processes that occur inside a single crystal of PPLN with two poling periodicities placed in tandem. The first periodicity produces a ~1.43 μm signal through optical parametric generation and the last section simultaneously produces the second (near - IR) and third harmonic (blue). The green is produced by second harmonic generation of the pump and the red is produced by non-phase-matched sum-frequency generation between the signal and pump beam.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

R. S. Cudney, M. Robles-Agudo, and L. A. Ríos, "RGB source based on simultaneous quasi-phasematched second and third harmonic generation in periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Express 14, 10663-10668 (2006)

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