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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1330–1332

Calcium barium niobate as a functional material for broadband optical frequency conversion

Yan Sheng, Xin Chen, Tadeusz Lukasiewicz, Marek Swirkowicz, Kaloian Koynov, and Wieslaw Krolikowski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1330-1332 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001330


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Abstract

We demonstrate the application of as-grown calcium barium niobate (CBN) crystal with random-sized ferroelectric domains as a broadband frequency converter. The frequency conversion process is similar to broadband harmonic generation in commonly used strontium barium niobate (SBN) crystal, but results in higher conversion efficiency reflecting a larger effective nonlinear coefficient of the CBN crystal. We also analyzed the polarization properties of the emitted radiation and determined the ratio of d32 and d33 components of the second-order susceptibility tensor of the CBN crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2014
Published: March 3, 2014

Citation
Yan Sheng, Xin Chen, Tadeusz Lukasiewicz, Marek Swirkowicz, Kaloian Koynov, and Wieslaw Krolikowski, "Calcium barium niobate as a functional material for broadband optical frequency conversion," Opt. Lett. 39, 1330-1332 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-6-1330


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