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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 26 — Dec. 24, 2007
  • pp: 18294–18299

Ultra-broadband optical parametric generation and simultaneous RGB generation in periodically poled lithium niobate

Hwan-Hong Lim, Om Prakash, Byeong-Joo Kim, Krishnamoorthy Pandiyan, Myoungsik Cha, and Bum Ku Rhee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 26, pp. 18294-18299 (2007)

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We report on efficient collinear optical parametric generation (OPG) with gain band ranging from 1400 to 2600 nm in a 2 cm-long periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) crystal. Such an ultra-broad gain band was obtained by choosing the pump wavelength at 933 nm, at which the group-velocities of the signal and the idler match near the degeneracy point. High OPG efficiency was obtained by quasi-phase matching (QPM). The ultra-broadband OPG led to efficient collinear RGB generation from a single PPLN crystal at a fixed pump wavelength. The green and red beams were found to be originating from high-order QPM sum-frequency generation between the pump and selected frequencies in the OPG band, while the blue beam was high-order QPM second-harmonic generation of the pump.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2007
Published: December 20, 2007

Hwan-Hong Lim, Om Prakash, Byeong-Joo Kim, Krishnamoorthy Pandiyan, Myoungsik Cha, and Bum Ku Rhee, "Ultra-broadband optical parametric generation and simultaneous RGB generation in periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Express 15, 18294-18299 (2007)

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