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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 5 — Feb. 28, 2011
  • pp: 4121–4128

Ultra-broadband optical parametric generation in periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3

Martin Levenius, Valdas Pasiskevicius, Fredrik Laurell, and Katia Gallo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 4121-4128 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.004121


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Abstract

We report on broadband gain in an optical parametric generator based on periodically poled 1 mol% magnesium-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3 (PPMg:SLT). More than an octave-spanning parametric gain, stretching from near to mid-infrared, is generated by pumping the crystals close to the point where, at parametric degeneracy, the waves experience zero group-velocity dispersion. Using a picosecond Ti:sapphire source, we measured the broadest parametric gain bandwidths, 180 THz at 10 dB, in PPMg:SLT gratings with a period of 25 µm pumped at 860 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2011
Published: February 16, 2011

Citation
Martin Levenius, Valdas Pasiskevicius, Fredrik Laurell, and Katia Gallo, "Ultra-broadband optical parametric generation in periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3," Opt. Express 19, 4121-4128 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-5-4121


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