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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 7544–7549

Backward frequency doubling of near infrared picosecond pulses

Alessandro C. Busacca, Salvatore Stivala, Luciano Curcio, Alessandro Tomasino, and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 7544-7549 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.007544


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Abstract

We report on backward second-harmonic generation using ps laser pulses in congruent lithium niobate with 3.2 µm periodic poling. Three resonant peaks were measured between 1530 and 1730 nm, corresponding to 16th, 17th and 18th quasi-phase-matching orders in the backward configuration, with a conversion efficiency of 4.75 x 10-5%/W for the 16th order. We could also discriminate the contributions from inverted domains randomized in duty-cycle.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2014
Published: March 25, 2014

Citation
Alessandro C. Busacca, Salvatore Stivala, Luciano Curcio, Alessandro Tomasino, and Gaetano Assanto, "Backward frequency doubling of near infrared picosecond pulses," Opt. Express 22, 7544-7549 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-7-7544


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