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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12316–12326

Design of a broadband source by using the retracing behavior of a collinear quasi-phase-matching optical parametric generator

Yang Lu, Baigang Zhang, Enbang Li, and Jianquan Yao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12316-12326 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.012316


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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a concept of phase matching bandwidth of broadband sources by using the retracing behavior of collinear quasi-phase-matching (CQPM) optical parametric generation (OPG) in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN). By comparing various pump wavelengths we derive the pumping condition and parameters of PPLN to realize a broadband source near 1550 nm in the CQPM-OPG. We predict the optimum pump wavelength and the maximum ideal bandwidth range to be 940.75 nm and 1475–1681 nm respectively. Experimentally we have demonstrated a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser which serves as the pumping source of CQPM-OPG.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Citation
Yang Lu, Baigang Zhang, Enbang Li, and Jianquan Yao, "Design of a broadband source by using the retracing behavior of a collinear quasi-phase-matching optical parametric generator," Opt. Express 14, 12316-12326 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-25-12316


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