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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 13114–13121

Efficient generation of highly squeezed light with periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3

Genta Masada, Tsuyoshi Suzudo, Yasuhiro Satoh, Hideki Ishizuki, Takunori Taira, and Akira Furusawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 13114-13121 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.013114


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Abstract

We report on efficient generation of continuous-wave squeezed light and second harmonics with a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 (PPMgLN) crystal which enables us to utilize the large nonlinear optical coefficient d33. We achieved the squeezing level of −7.60±0.15dB at 860 nm by utilizing a subthreshold optical parametric oscillator with a PPMgLN crystal. We also generated 400 mW of second harmonics at 430 nm from 570 mW of fundamental waves with 70% of conversion efficiency by using a PPMgLN crystal inside an external cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 31, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2010
Published: June 3, 2010

Citation
Genta Masada, Tsuyoshi Suzudo, Yasuhiro Satoh, Hideki Ishizuki, Takunori Taira, and Akira Furusawa, "Efficient generation of highly squeezed light with periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3," Opt. Express 18, 13114-13121 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-12-13114


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