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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 19343–19348

Optical parametric amplification of arbitrarily polarized light in periodically poled LiNbO3

Guang-hao Shao, Xiao-shi Song, Fei Xu, and Yan-qing Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 19343-19348 (2012)

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Optical parametric amplification (OPA) of arbitrarily polarized light is proposed in a multi-section periodically poled Lithium Niobate (PPLN). External electric field is applied on selected sections to induce the polarization rotation of involved lights, thus the quasi-phase matched optical parametric processes exhibit polarization insensitivity under suitable voltage. In addition to the amplified signal wave, an idler wave with the same polarization is generated simultaneously. As an example, a ~10 times OPA showing polarization independency is simulated. Applications of this technology are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2012
Published: August 8, 2012

Guang-hao Shao, Xiao-shi Song, Fei Xu, and Yan-qing Lu, "Optical parametric amplification of arbitrarily polarized light in periodically poled LiNbO3," Opt. Express 20, 19343-19348 (2012)

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