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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1283–1285

Optical-frequency balanced mixer

J. R. Kurz, K. R. Parameswaran, R. V. Roussev, and M. M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 16, pp. 1283-1285 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001283


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Abstract

Optical signal processing devices based on quasi-phase-matched three-wave mixing and cascaded three-wave mixing in guided-wave geometries have been demonstrated to operate efficiently at practical pump-power levels. We describe operation of such devices in a balanced mode that allows mixing without wavelength offset and separation of mixed output from pump and signal input without wavelength-selective filters. We present a design for an optical-frequency balanced mixer using quasi-phase-matched, cascaded second-order nonlinear processes. Using this design, we fabricated a balanced mixer in periodically poled lithium niobate waveguides that has the expected linear and nonlinear optical performance.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

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J. R. Kurz, K. R. Parameswaran, R. V. Roussev, and M. M. Fejer, "Optical-frequency balanced mixer," Opt. Lett. 26, 1283-1285 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-16-1283


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