Abstract

We report on the design and experimental characterization of aperiodically poled lithium niobate (APLN) crystals for use in monolithically integrated dual nonlinear-optical devices. A cascade and a single aperiodic-domain-structure designs based on simulated annealing method were constructed in LiNbO3 to simultaneously perform as 4-channel electro-optically active (EOA) filters and 4-channel frequency doublers in the telecom band. We found that we could obtain a 2.44-fold enhancement in second-harmonic-generation conversion efficiency and a 2.4-time reduction in filter transmission bandwidth with the single APLN device over the cascade one when the same device length of 2 cm and the EOA field of 1027 V/mm were used.

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2007 (3)

S. T. Lin, G. W. Chang, Y. Y. Lin, Y. C. Huang, A. C. Chiang, and Y. H. Chen, "Monolithically integrated laser Bragg Q-switch and wavelength converter in a PPLN crystal," Opt. Exp. 15, 17093-17098 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, S. W. Lin, C. L. Chang, Y. C. Huang, and J. Y. Chang, "Electro-optic narrowband multi-wavelength filter in aperiodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Exp. 15, 9859-9866 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Y. Huang, C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, and Y. C. Huang, "Electro-optic Ti:PPLN waveguide as efficient optical wavelength filter and polarization mode converter," Opt. Exp. 15, 2548-2554 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

2001 (1)

G. Schreiber, H. Suche, Y. L. Lee, W. Grundkötter, V. Quiring, R. Ricken, and W. Sohler, "Efficient cascaded difference frequency conversion in periodically poled Ti:LiNbO3 waveguides using pulsed and cw pumping," Appl. Phys. B 73, 501-504 (2001).

2000 (1)

B. Y. Gu, Y. Zhang, and B. Z. Dong, "Investigations of harmonic generations in aperiodic optical superlattices," J. Appl. Phys. 87, 7629-7637 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

B. Y. Gu, B. Z. Dong, Y. Zhang, and G. Z. Yang, "Enhanced harmonic generation in aperiodic optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 2175-2177 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. H. Chou, K. R. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, "Multiple-channel wavelength conversion by use of engineered quasi-phase-matching structures in LiNbO3 waveguides," Opt. Lett. 24,1157-1159 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

1997 (1)

S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Quasi-phase-matched third-harmonic generation in a quasi-periodic optical superlattice," Science 278,843-846 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

1992 (1)

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, "Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation: tuning and tolerances," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 2631-2654 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

S. Kirkpatrick, C. D. Gelatt, and M. P. Vecchi, "Optimization by simulated annealing," Science 220, 671-680 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Arbore, M. A.

Asobe, M.

Bosenberg, W. R.

Byer, R. L.

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, and J. W. Pierce, "Quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators in bulk periodically poled LiNbO3," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12,2102-2116 (1995).

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, "Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation: tuning and tolerances," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 2631-2654 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Chang, C. L.

C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, S. W. Lin, C. L. Chang, Y. C. Huang, and J. Y. Chang, "Electro-optic narrowband multi-wavelength filter in aperiodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Exp. 15, 9859-9866 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chang, G. W.

S. T. Lin, G. W. Chang, Y. Y. Lin, Y. C. Huang, A. C. Chiang, and Y. H. Chen, "Monolithically integrated laser Bragg Q-switch and wavelength converter in a PPLN crystal," Opt. Exp. 15, 17093-17098 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chang, J. Y.

C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, S. W. Lin, C. L. Chang, Y. C. Huang, and J. Y. Chang, "Electro-optic narrowband multi-wavelength filter in aperiodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Exp. 15, 9859-9866 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chen, C. H.

Chen, Y. H.

C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, S. W. Lin, C. L. Chang, Y. C. Huang, and J. Y. Chang, "Electro-optic narrowband multi-wavelength filter in aperiodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Exp. 15, 9859-9866 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. T. Lin, G. W. Chang, Y. Y. Lin, Y. C. Huang, A. C. Chiang, and Y. H. Chen, "Monolithically integrated laser Bragg Q-switch and wavelength converter in a PPLN crystal," Opt. Exp. 15, 17093-17098 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Y. Huang, C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, and Y. C. Huang, "Electro-optic Ti:PPLN waveguide as efficient optical wavelength filter and polarization mode converter," Opt. Exp. 15, 2548-2554 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. H. Chen, Y. Y. Lin, C. H. Chen, and Y. C. Huang, "Monolithic quasi-phase-matched nonlinear crystal for simultaneous laser Q-switching and parametric oscillation in a Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 1045-1047 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chiang, A. C.

S. T. Lin, G. W. Chang, Y. Y. Lin, Y. C. Huang, A. C. Chiang, and Y. H. Chen, "Monolithically integrated laser Bragg Q-switch and wavelength converter in a PPLN crystal," Opt. Exp. 15, 17093-17098 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chou, M. H.

Dong, B. Z.

Y. W. Lee, F. C. Fan, Y. C. Huang, B. Y. Gu, B. Z. Dong, M. H. Chou, "Nonlinear multiwavelength conversion based on an aperiodic optical superlattice in lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 2191-2193 (2002).
[CrossRef]

B. Y. Gu, Y. Zhang, and B. Z. Dong, "Investigations of harmonic generations in aperiodic optical superlattices," J. Appl. Phys. 87, 7629-7637 (2000).
[CrossRef]

B. Y. Gu, B. Z. Dong, Y. Zhang, and G. Z. Yang, "Enhanced harmonic generation in aperiodic optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 2175-2177 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Eckardt, R. C.

Fan, F. C.

Fejer, M. M.

Gelatt, C. D.

S. Kirkpatrick, C. D. Gelatt, and M. P. Vecchi, "Optimization by simulated annealing," Science 220, 671-680 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Grundkötter, W.

G. Schreiber, H. Suche, Y. L. Lee, W. Grundkötter, V. Quiring, R. Ricken, and W. Sohler, "Efficient cascaded difference frequency conversion in periodically poled Ti:LiNbO3 waveguides using pulsed and cw pumping," Appl. Phys. B 73, 501-504 (2001).

Gu, B. Y.

Y. W. Lee, F. C. Fan, Y. C. Huang, B. Y. Gu, B. Z. Dong, M. H. Chou, "Nonlinear multiwavelength conversion based on an aperiodic optical superlattice in lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 2191-2193 (2002).
[CrossRef]

B. Y. Gu, Y. Zhang, and B. Z. Dong, "Investigations of harmonic generations in aperiodic optical superlattices," J. Appl. Phys. 87, 7629-7637 (2000).
[CrossRef]

B. Y. Gu, B. Z. Dong, Y. Zhang, and G. Z. Yang, "Enhanced harmonic generation in aperiodic optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 2175-2177 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hauden, J.

Huang, C. Y.

C. Y. Huang, C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, and Y. C. Huang, "Electro-optic Ti:PPLN waveguide as efficient optical wavelength filter and polarization mode converter," Opt. Exp. 15, 2548-2554 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Huang, Y. C.

C. Y. Huang, C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, and Y. C. Huang, "Electro-optic Ti:PPLN waveguide as efficient optical wavelength filter and polarization mode converter," Opt. Exp. 15, 2548-2554 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, S. W. Lin, C. L. Chang, Y. C. Huang, and J. Y. Chang, "Electro-optic narrowband multi-wavelength filter in aperiodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Exp. 15, 9859-9866 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. T. Lin, G. W. Chang, Y. Y. Lin, Y. C. Huang, A. C. Chiang, and Y. H. Chen, "Monolithically integrated laser Bragg Q-switch and wavelength converter in a PPLN crystal," Opt. Exp. 15, 17093-17098 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. H. Chen, Y. Y. Lin, C. H. Chen, and Y. C. Huang, "Monolithic quasi-phase-matched nonlinear crystal for simultaneous laser Q-switching and parametric oscillation in a Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 1045-1047 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. W. Lee, F. C. Fan, Y. C. Huang, B. Y. Gu, B. Z. Dong, M. H. Chou, "Nonlinear multiwavelength conversion based on an aperiodic optical superlattice in lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 2191-2193 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jundt, D. H.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, "Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation: tuning and tolerances," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 2631-2654 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kirkpatrick, S.

S. Kirkpatrick, C. D. Gelatt, and M. P. Vecchi, "Optimization by simulated annealing," Science 220, 671-680 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Lee, Y. L.

G. Schreiber, H. Suche, Y. L. Lee, W. Grundkötter, V. Quiring, R. Ricken, and W. Sohler, "Efficient cascaded difference frequency conversion in periodically poled Ti:LiNbO3 waveguides using pulsed and cw pumping," Appl. Phys. B 73, 501-504 (2001).

Lee, Y. W.

Lin, C. H.

C. Y. Huang, C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, and Y. C. Huang, "Electro-optic Ti:PPLN waveguide as efficient optical wavelength filter and polarization mode converter," Opt. Exp. 15, 2548-2554 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, S. W. Lin, C. L. Chang, Y. C. Huang, and J. Y. Chang, "Electro-optic narrowband multi-wavelength filter in aperiodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Exp. 15, 9859-9866 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lin, S. T.

S. T. Lin, G. W. Chang, Y. Y. Lin, Y. C. Huang, A. C. Chiang, and Y. H. Chen, "Monolithically integrated laser Bragg Q-switch and wavelength converter in a PPLN crystal," Opt. Exp. 15, 17093-17098 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lin, S. W.

C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, S. W. Lin, C. L. Chang, Y. C. Huang, and J. Y. Chang, "Electro-optic narrowband multi-wavelength filter in aperiodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Exp. 15, 9859-9866 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lin, Y. Y.

S. T. Lin, G. W. Chang, Y. Y. Lin, Y. C. Huang, A. C. Chiang, and Y. H. Chen, "Monolithically integrated laser Bragg Q-switch and wavelength converter in a PPLN crystal," Opt. Exp. 15, 17093-17098 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. H. Chen, Y. Y. Lin, C. H. Chen, and Y. C. Huang, "Monolithic quasi-phase-matched nonlinear crystal for simultaneous laser Q-switching and parametric oscillation in a Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 1045-1047 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Magel, G. A.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, "Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation: tuning and tolerances," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 2631-2654 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ming, N. B.

S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Quasi-phase-matched third-harmonic generation in a quasi-periodic optical superlattice," Science 278,843-846 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Miyazawa, H.

Myers, L. E.

Nishida, Y.

Parameswaran, K. R.

Pierce, J. W.

Quiring, V.

G. Schreiber, H. Suche, Y. L. Lee, W. Grundkötter, V. Quiring, R. Ricken, and W. Sohler, "Efficient cascaded difference frequency conversion in periodically poled Ti:LiNbO3 waveguides using pulsed and cw pumping," Appl. Phys. B 73, 501-504 (2001).

Ricken, R.

G. Schreiber, H. Suche, Y. L. Lee, W. Grundkötter, V. Quiring, R. Ricken, and W. Sohler, "Efficient cascaded difference frequency conversion in periodically poled Ti:LiNbO3 waveguides using pulsed and cw pumping," Appl. Phys. B 73, 501-504 (2001).

Schreiber, G.

G. Schreiber, H. Suche, Y. L. Lee, W. Grundkötter, V. Quiring, R. Ricken, and W. Sohler, "Efficient cascaded difference frequency conversion in periodically poled Ti:LiNbO3 waveguides using pulsed and cw pumping," Appl. Phys. B 73, 501-504 (2001).

Sohler, W.

G. Schreiber, H. Suche, Y. L. Lee, W. Grundkötter, V. Quiring, R. Ricken, and W. Sohler, "Efficient cascaded difference frequency conversion in periodically poled Ti:LiNbO3 waveguides using pulsed and cw pumping," Appl. Phys. B 73, 501-504 (2001).

Suche, H.

G. Schreiber, H. Suche, Y. L. Lee, W. Grundkötter, V. Quiring, R. Ricken, and W. Sohler, "Efficient cascaded difference frequency conversion in periodically poled Ti:LiNbO3 waveguides using pulsed and cw pumping," Appl. Phys. B 73, 501-504 (2001).

Suzuki, H.

Tadanaga, O.

Vecchi, M. P.

S. Kirkpatrick, C. D. Gelatt, and M. P. Vecchi, "Optimization by simulated annealing," Science 220, 671-680 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Yang, G. Z.

B. Y. Gu, B. Z. Dong, Y. Zhang, and G. Z. Yang, "Enhanced harmonic generation in aperiodic optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 2175-2177 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Y.

B. Y. Gu, Y. Zhang, and B. Z. Dong, "Investigations of harmonic generations in aperiodic optical superlattices," J. Appl. Phys. 87, 7629-7637 (2000).
[CrossRef]

B. Y. Gu, B. Z. Dong, Y. Zhang, and G. Z. Yang, "Enhanced harmonic generation in aperiodic optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 2175-2177 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, S. N.

S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Quasi-phase-matched third-harmonic generation in a quasi-periodic optical superlattice," Science 278,843-846 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, Y. Y.

S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Quasi-phase-matched third-harmonic generation in a quasi-periodic optical superlattice," Science 278,843-846 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

G. Schreiber, H. Suche, Y. L. Lee, W. Grundkötter, V. Quiring, R. Ricken, and W. Sohler, "Efficient cascaded difference frequency conversion in periodically poled Ti:LiNbO3 waveguides using pulsed and cw pumping," Appl. Phys. B 73, 501-504 (2001).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

B. Y. Gu, B. Z. Dong, Y. Zhang, and G. Z. Yang, "Enhanced harmonic generation in aperiodic optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 2175-2177 (1999).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, "Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation: tuning and tolerances," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 2631-2654 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

B. Y. Gu, Y. Zhang, and B. Z. Dong, "Investigations of harmonic generations in aperiodic optical superlattices," J. Appl. Phys. 87, 7629-7637 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Exp. (3)

C. Y. Huang, C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, and Y. C. Huang, "Electro-optic Ti:PPLN waveguide as efficient optical wavelength filter and polarization mode converter," Opt. Exp. 15, 2548-2554 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. H. Lin, Y. H. Chen, S. W. Lin, C. L. Chang, Y. C. Huang, and J. Y. Chang, "Electro-optic narrowband multi-wavelength filter in aperiodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Exp. 15, 9859-9866 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. T. Lin, G. W. Chang, Y. Y. Lin, Y. C. Huang, A. C. Chiang, and Y. H. Chen, "Monolithically integrated laser Bragg Q-switch and wavelength converter in a PPLN crystal," Opt. Exp. 15, 17093-17098 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Science (2)

S. Kirkpatrick, C. D. Gelatt, and M. P. Vecchi, "Optimization by simulated annealing," Science 220, 671-680 (1983).
[CrossRef]

S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Quasi-phase-matched third-harmonic generation in a quasi-periodic optical superlattice," Science 278,843-846 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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