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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2000
  • pp: 651–653

Quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation with periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3

Takaaki Hatanaka, Koichiro Nakamura, Tetsuo Taniuchi, Hiromasa Ito, Yasunori Furukawa, and Kenji Kitamura  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 9, pp. 651-653 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000651


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Abstract

We have demonstrated, for the first time to our knowledge, periodic poling of a 2-mm-thick near-stoichiometric LiTaO3 substrate and its operation in a nanosecond optical parametric oscillator. Because the coercive field of stoichiometric LiTaO3 is ∼2 kV/mm , which is approximately one tenth that of the conventional congruent field, periodic poling of thicker stoichiometric substrates was successfully performed by means of an electric-field poling process at room temperature. The performance of a parametric oscillator with a 1-mm-thick sample was compared with that of the oscillator with the periodically poled congruent oscillator. The stoichiometric device exhibited better performance.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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Takaaki Hatanaka, Koichiro Nakamura, Tetsuo Taniuchi, Hiromasa Ito, Yasunori Furukawa, and Kenji Kitamura, "Quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation with periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3," Opt. Lett. 25, 651-653 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-9-651


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