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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1999
  • pp: 481–483

Second-harmonic generation in a direct-bonded periodically poled LiNbO3 buried waveguide

C. B. E. Gawith, D. P. Shepherd, J. A. Abernethy, D. C. Hanna, G. W. Ross, and P. G. R. Smith  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 7, pp. 481-483 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000481


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Abstract

We report the fabrication of a 12-μm -thick periodically poled LiNbO3 planar waveguide buried in LiTaO3 by direct bonding of precision-polished surfaces. Frequency doubling of the 1064-nm output of a cw diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser was performed in a 5.5-mm-long device with a 6.50-μm -period grating at an elevated temperature of 174 °C. The resultant green second-harmonic output exhibited fundamental-spatial-mode characteristics at a 4.3%W-1 conversion efficiency.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

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C. B. E. Gawith, D. P. Shepherd, J. A. Abernethy, D. C. Hanna, G. W. Ross, and P. G. R. Smith, "Second-harmonic generation in a direct-bonded periodically poled LiNbO3 buried waveguide," Opt. Lett. 24, 481-483 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-7-481


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