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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2004
  • pp: 551–553

Mode multiplexing in optical frequency mixers

Jonathan R. Kurz, Jie Huang, Xiuping Xie, Takashi Saida, and Martin M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 551-553 (2004)

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Asymmetric Y junctions allow the development of a new class of optical frequency mixers that utilize higher-order waveguide modes for signal processing. We measure high-contrast (>30dB) mode sorting in asymmetric Y junctions by use of a novel technique: efficient TM00 , TM10 , and TM20 mode mixing in a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide. We also demonstrate an odd-to-even mode wavelength converter capable of spectral inversion without offset or bidirectional wavelength conversion.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

Jonathan R. Kurz, Jie Huang, Xiuping Xie, Takashi Saida, and Martin M. Fejer, "Mode multiplexing in optical frequency mixers," Opt. Lett. 29, 551-553 (2004)

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