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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 20393–20400

Phase sensitive amplification based on quadratic cascading in a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide

Kwang Jo Lee, Francesca Parmigiani, Sheng Liu, Joseph Kakande, Periklis Petropoulos, Katia Gallo, and David Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 20393-20400 (2009)

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We propose and demonstrate phase-sensitive amplification based on cascaded second harmonic generation and difference frequency generation within a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide. Excellent agreement between our numerical simulations and proof-of-principle experiments using a 3-cm waveguide device operating at wavelengths around 1550 nm is obtained. Our experiments confirm the validity and practicality of the approach and illustrate the broad gain bandwidths achievable. Additional simulation results show that the maximum gain/attenuation factor increases quadratically with input pump power, reaching a value of ± 19.0dB at input pump powers of 33 dBm for a 3 cm-long waveguide. Increased gains/reduced powers for a fixed gain could be achieved using longer crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 2009
Published: October 23, 2009

Kwang Jo Lee, Francesca Parmigiani, Sheng Liu, Joseph Kakande, Periklis Petropoulos, Katia Gallo, and David Richardson, "Phase sensitive amplification based on quadratic cascading in a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide," Opt. Express 17, 20393-20400 (2009)

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