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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1995
  • pp: 49–51

Quasi-phase-matched optical parametric amplification and oscillation in periodically poled LiNbO3 waveguides

M. L. Bortz, M. A. Arbore, and M. M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 49-51 (1995)

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We report quasi-phase-matched optical parametric amplification and oscillation in a periodically poled LiNbO3 waveguide. Single-pass parametric gains of 4.1 dB, corresponding to 18%/W efficiency, were achieved at a signal wavelength of 1.55 μm with a pump wavelength of 782.2 nm. We formed a low-finesse cavity resonant at both signal and idler wavelengths by attaching mirrors to the waveguide end faces. Parametric oscillation was observed at wavelengths between 1.4 and 1.7 μm with a peak output power of 700 mW for pump wavelengths between 779 and 782 nm.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 6, 1994
Published: January 1, 1995

M. L. Bortz, M. A. Arbore, and M. M. Fejer, "Quasi-phase-matched optical parametric amplification and oscillation in periodically poled LiNbO3 waveguides," Opt. Lett. 20, 49-51 (1995)

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