Abstract

We have achieved broadband parametric generation by using a quasi-periodically poled LiTaO3 crystal as frequency converter. Tuning wavelength rang from 0.609µm to 5.208µm, which covered three quasi-phase-matching processes, was obtained by means of changing the pump wavelength from 0.530µm to 1.184µm. The experiment results are in good agreement with theory. The maximum conversion efficiency is 62% with a 10Hz-5ns pump source, at the average pump power of 0.5mW. Our results exhibit a possible application of quasi-periodic superlattice in laser technology.

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Shoji, T. Kondo, A. Kitamoto, M. Shirane, and R. Ito, "Absolute scale of second-order nonlinear-optical coefficients," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2268-2294 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, Y. Q. Qin, H. F. Wang, C. Z. Ge, and N. B. Ming, "Experiment Relatization of Second Harmonic Generation in a Fibonacci Optical Superlattice of LiTaO3," Phys.Rev.Lett. 78, 2752-2755 (1997).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Ducuing, J.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. S. Pershan, "Interaction between Light Waves in a Nonlinear Dielectric," Phys. Rev. 127, 1918-1939 (1962).
[CrossRef]

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Eckardt, R. C.

Fejer, M. M.

Ge, C. Z.

S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, Y. Q. Qin, H. F. Wang, C. Z. Ge, and N. B. Ming, "Experiment Relatization of Second Harmonic Generation in a Fibonacci Optical Superlattice of LiTaO3," Phys.Rev.Lett. 78, 2752-2755 (1997).
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[CrossRef]

Koch, K.

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Meyn, J.-P.

Ming, N. B.

C. Zhang, H. Wei, Y. Y. Zhu, H. T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Third-harmonic generation in a general two-component quasi-periodic optical superlattice," Opt. Lett. 26, 899-901 (2001).
[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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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Pershan, P. S.

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[CrossRef]

Pierce, J. W.

Qin, Y. Q.

S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, Y. Q. Qin, H. F. Wang, C. Z. Ge, and N. B. Ming, "Experiment Relatization of Second Harmonic Generation in a Fibonacci Optical Superlattice of LiTaO3," Phys.Rev.Lett. 78, 2752-2755 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shoji,

Sun, Z.

Wang, H. F.

S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, Y. Q. Qin, H. F. Wang, C. Z. Ge, and N. B. Ming, "Experiment Relatization of Second Harmonic Generation in a Fibonacci Optical Superlattice of LiTaO3," Phys.Rev.Lett. 78, 2752-2755 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wang, H. T.

Wei, H.

Yamamoto, K.

K. Mizuuchi and K. Yamamoto, "Harmonic blue light generation in bulk periodically poled LiTaO3," Appl. Phys.Lett. 66, 2943-2945 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Yang, S. T.

Zhang, C.

Zhu, S. N.

C. Zhang, H. Wei, Y. Y. Zhu, H. T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Third-harmonic generation in a general two-component quasi-periodic optical superlattice," Opt. Lett. 26, 899-901 (2001).
[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]

S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, Y. Q. Qin, H. F. Wang, C. Z. Ge, and N. B. Ming, "Experiment Relatization of Second Harmonic Generation in a Fibonacci Optical Superlattice of LiTaO3," Phys.Rev.Lett. 78, 2752-2755 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, Y. Y.

C. Zhang, H. Wei, Y. Y. Zhu, H. T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Third-harmonic generation in a general two-component quasi-periodic optical superlattice," Opt. Lett. 26, 899-901 (2001).
[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]

S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, Y. Q. Qin, H. F. Wang, C. Z. Ge, and N. B. Ming, "Experiment Relatization of Second Harmonic Generation in a Fibonacci Optical Superlattice of LiTaO3," Phys.Rev.Lett. 78, 2752-2755 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys.Lett.

K. Mizuuchi and K. Yamamoto, "Harmonic blue light generation in bulk periodically poled LiTaO3," Appl. Phys.Lett. 66, 2943-2945 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron

R. A. Baumgartner and R. L. Byer, "Optical Pamametric Amplification," IEEE J. Quantum Electron QE-15, 432-444 (1997).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev.

R. L. Byer and S. E. Harris, "Power and bandwidth of spontaneous parametric emission," Phys. Rev. 168, 1064-1068 (1968).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. S. Pershan, "Interaction between Light Waves in a Nonlinear Dielectric," Phys. Rev. 127, 1918-1939 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Phys.Rev.Lett.

S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, Y. Q. Qin, H. F. Wang, C. Z. Ge, and N. B. Ming, "Experiment Relatization of Second Harmonic Generation in a Fibonacci Optical Superlattice of LiTaO3," Phys.Rev.Lett. 78, 2752-2755 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Science

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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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Two building blocks, A and B, composed of one positive and one negative ferroelectric domain, which are indicated with arrows. (b) Schematic diagram of a QPOS. The arrows indicate the polarization orientation of electric fields in the parametric process with respect to the superlattice.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Fourier spectrum of the quasi-periodically poled LiTaO3 with 700 blocks of A and B.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Signal and idler wavelength tuning versus pump wavelength of the seven reciprocal vectors participated parametric processes.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experiment setup

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) Signal and idler wavelength tuning versus pump wavelength of G 1,1 participated parametric process. The insert shows the output power at 1.685µm as a function of pump power at 1.184µm; (b) Signal and idler wavelength tuning versus pump wavelength of G 2,1 participated parametric process. The insert shows the spectrum centered at 1.528µm; (c) Signal and idler wavelength tuning versus pump wavelength of G 3,2 participated parametric process.

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Δ k = k p k s k i G m , n = 0 G m , n = 2 π m + n γ D
λ 2
1 e 2
k p k s k i = 2 π Λ
Γ 2 = β 2 λ s λ i n s n i n p β 2 = 8 π 2 d eff 2 ε 0 c I p

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