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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1999
  • pp: 896–898

Quasi-phase-matched difference-frequency generation in periodically poled Ti:LiNbO3 channel waveguides

D. Hofmann, G. Schreiber, C. Haase, H. Herrmann, W. Grundkötter, R. Ricken, and W. Sohler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 13, pp. 896-898 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000896


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Abstract

Mid-infrared radiation near 2.8 μm was generated by difference-frequency generation in an 80-mm-long periodically poled Ti:LiNbO3 channel waveguide by pump radiation near 1.55 μm (tunable external-cavity laser) and a signal radiation of 3.391 μm (HeNe laser). We obtained a normalized conversion efficiency of 105% W-1 , which is to our knowledge the highest value ever reported.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

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D. Hofmann, G. Schreiber, C. Haase, H. Herrmann, W. Grundkötter, R. Ricken, and W. Sohler, "Quasi-phase-matched difference-frequency generation in periodically poled Ti:LiNbO3 channel waveguides," Opt. Lett. 24, 896-898 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-13-896


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