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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 7678–7684

Mode Tailoring in a Ridge-type Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate Waveguide

Y. L. Lee, W. Shin, B.-A. Yu, C. Jung, Y.-C. Noh, and D.-K. Ko  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 7678-7684 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.007678


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Abstract

We present a simple and powerful method for mode generation and transformation in a ridge-type periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide by the use of second-order nonlinear effect and local-temperature-control technique. We show that a Hermite-Gaussian (HG) mode wave (among HG 00 to HG 22 ) can be selectively generated via the quasi-phase-matching (QPM) nonlinear process in a PPLN waveguide by tuning the wavelength of fundamental wave or the temperature of the waveguide. As well, it is demonstrated that HG mode can be transformed into Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) one via combination of HG modes which are simultaneously generated in a single PPLN waveguide with local-temperature-control technique.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2010
Published: March 30, 2010

Citation
Y. L. Lee, W. Shin, B.-A. Yu, C. Jung, Y.-C. Noh, and D.-K. Ko, "Mode tailoring in a ridge-type periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide," Opt. Express 18, 7678-7684 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-8-7678


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