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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011
  • pp: 380–386

Polarization independent quasi-phase-matched sum frequency generation for single photon detection

Xiao-shi Song, Zi-yan Yu, Qin Wang, Fei Xu, and Yan-qing Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 380-386 (2011)

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Polarization independent sum frequency generation (SFG) is proposed in an electro-optic (EO) tunable periodically poled Lithium Niobate (PPLN). The PPLN consists of four sections. External electric field could be selectively applied to them to induce polarization rotation between the ordinary and extraordinary waves. If the domain structure is well designed, the signal wave with an arbitrary polarization state could realize efficient frequency up-conversion as long as a z-polarized pump wave is selected. The applications in single photon detection and optical communications are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2010
Published: December 24, 2010

Xiao-shi Song, Zi-yan Yu, Qin Wang, Fei Xu, and Yan-qing Lu, "Polarization independent quasi-phase-matched sum frequency generation for single photon detection," Opt. Express 19, 380-386 (2011)

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