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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 5061–5067

Electro-optic coupling of wide wavelength range in linear chirped-periodically poled lithium niobate and its applications

Xiao-qi Zeng, Li-xiang Chen, Hai-bo Tang, Bing-zhi Zhang, Dong-zhou Zhong, and Wei-long She  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 5061-5067 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.005061


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Abstract

We theoretically investigate the electro-optic coupling in an optical superlattice of linear chirped-periodically poled lithium niobate. It is found that the electro-optic coupling in such optical superlattice can work in a wide wavelength range. Some of examples, with bandwidths of 20, 40, 80, 120nm, are demonstrated. The way to determine the electric field for perfect conversion between o- and e-ray and the method using apodized crystals of tanh profile to reduce the ripples are shown. As one of its applications, one kind of broadband Solc-type bandpass filter in optical communication range is proposed.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2010
Published: February 25, 2010

Citation
Xiao-qi Zeng, Li-xiang Chen, Hai-bo Tang, Bing-zhi Zhang, Dong-zhou Zhong, and Wei-long She, "Electro-optic coupling of wide wavelength range in linear chirped-periodically poled lithium niobate and its applications," Opt. Express 18, 5061-5067 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-5-5061


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