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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 126–139

Absolute measurement of the quadratic nonlinear susceptibility of lithium niobate in waveguides

Roland Schiek and Thomas Pertsch  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 126-139 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.000126


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Abstract

Efficiency measurements of second-harmonic generation in quasi-phase-matched lithium niobate waveguides yield a value for the nonlinear optical second-order susceptibility tensor element χ z z z ( 2 ) ( 2 ω ; ω , ω ) = d 33 = ( 20.6 ± 2.1 ) pm V in periodically poled, titanium-indiffused waveguides in congruent composition lithium niobate at room temperature for a fundamental wavelength of 1.52 μm. A special fringe structure in the tuning curves was observed and explained as an unique feature in quasi-phase-matched parametric processes.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optical Materials

History
Original Manuscript: September 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2011
Published: January 9, 2012

Virtual Issues
Nonlinear Optics (2011) Optical Materials Express

Citation
Roland Schiek and Thomas Pertsch, "Absolute measurement of the quadratic nonlinear susceptibility of lithium niobate in waveguides," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 126-139 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-2-126


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