Abstract

A periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide-based single-pixel up-conversion infrared spectrometer was demonstrated. Sum-frequency generation between a 1.5-µm-band scanning pump laser and a 1.3-µm-band signal generated visible radiation which was detected by a silicon single-photon detector. The up-conversion spectrometer’s sensitivity was two-orders-of-magnitude higher than that of a commercial optical spectrum analyzer.

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2005

1992

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. 28, 2631-2654 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1989

Byer, R. L.

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. 28, 2631-2654 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Decamp, M. F.

Diamantini, E.

Fejer, M. M.

Heilweil, E. J.

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. 28, 2631-2654 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Langrock, C.

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. 28, 2631-2654 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Roussev, R. V.

Takesue, H.

Tokmakoff, A.

Yamamoto, Y.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

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. 28, 2631-2654 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

O. Kuzucu, F. N. C. Wong, S. Kurimura, and S. Tovstonog, "Time-resolved characterization of single photons by upconversion," presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, USA, 4-9, May, 2008.

B. H. Stuart, Infrared Spectroscopy: Fundamentals and Applications (Wiley, 2004).
[CrossRef]

Agilent, "Agilent 86140A Optical Spectrum Analyzer Family Technical Specifications," http://www.home.agilent.com/upload/cmc_upload/All/5968-1124E.pdf.

Princeton Instruments, "Spectroscopy Cameras OMAV," http://www.piacton.com/products/speccam/omav/default.aspx.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the waveguide-based single-pixel up-conversion spectrometer.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Spectrum detected by the OSA (a), and our up-conversion-based spectrometer at different EDFA current settings, 550 mA (b), 450 mA (c) and 275 mA (d) using a 100-ms integration time.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The measured laser-diode spectrum at different input signal levels; -90 dBm (a), -100 dBm (b), -110 dBm (c). The SPCM was set to integrate for 100 ms.

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