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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1070–1072

Suppression of mid-infrared light absorption in undoped congruent lithium niobate crystals

J. R. Schwesyg, C. R. Phillips, K. Ioakeimidi, M. C. C. Kajiyama, M. Falk, D. H. Jundt, K. Buse, and M. M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 7, pp. 1070-1072 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001070


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Abstract

Absorption measurements on 5 mol. % MgO-doped and undoped congruent lithium niobate ( LiNbO 3 ) crystals revealed absorption bands in the wavelength range of 2500–2800 nm, caused by incorporated hydrogen ions. High-temperature annealing was applied to the congruent LiNbO3 (CLN) crystals, which decreased the absorption significantly. Then the annealed CLN crystals were periodically poled. As an application of the low-loss annealed CLN crystal, the operation of a 1550 nm pumped singly resonant CW optical parametric oscillator, resonant around 2600 nm, using a periodically poled crystal was demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: December 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2010
Published: March 31, 2010

Citation
J. R. Schwesyg, C. R. Phillips, K. Ioakeimidi, M. C. C. Kajiyama, M. Falk, D. H. Jundt, K. Buse, and M. M. Fejer, "Suppression of mid-infrared light absorption in undoped congruent lithium niobate crystals," Opt. Lett. 35, 1070-1072 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-7-1070


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