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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 18535–18544

Monolithically integrated multi-wavelength filter and second harmonic generator in aperiodically poled lithium niobate

C. L. Chang, Y. H. Chen, C. H. Lin, and J. Y. Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 18535-18544 (2008)

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We report on the design and experimental characterization of aperiodically poled lithium niobate (APLN) crystals for use in monolithically integrated dual nonlinear-optical devices. A cascade and a single aperiodic-domain-structure designs based on simulated annealing method were constructed in LiNbO3 to simultaneously perform as 4-channel electro-optically active (EOA) filters and 4-channel frequency doublers in the telecom band. We found that we could obtain a 2.44-fold enhancement in second-harmonic-generation conversion efficiency and a 2.4-time reduction in filter transmission bandwidth with the single APLN device over the cascade one when the same device length of 2 cm and the EOA field of 1027 V/mm were used.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: September 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2008
Published: October 24, 2008

C. L. Chang, Y. H. Chen, C. H. Lin, and J. Y. Chang, "Monolithically integrated multi-wavelength filter and second harmonic generator in aperiodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Express 16, 18535-18544 (2008)

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