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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 24 — Nov. 24, 2008
  • pp: 19557–19561

Waveguide-based single-pixel up-conversion infrared spectrometer

Qiang Zhang, Carsten Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 24, pp. 19557-19561 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.019557


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Abstract

A periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide-based single-pixel up-conversion infrared spectrometer was demonstrated. Sum-frequency generation between a 1.5-µm-band scanning pump laser and a 1.3-µm-band signal generated visible radiation which was detected by a silicon single-photon detector. The up-conversion spectrometer’s sensitivity was two-orders-of-magnitude higher than that of a commercial optical spectrum analyzer.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: September 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2008
Published: November 12, 2008

Citation
Qiang Zhang, Carsten Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto, "Waveguide-based single-pixel up-conversion infrared spectrometer," Opt. Express 16, 19557-19561 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-24-19557


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