Abstract

We demonstrate control of the nonlinear conversion across a beam profile by using periodically poled lithium niobate with a laterally nonuniform quasi-phase-matching grating. As a representative experiment, generation of a flat-top second-harmonic beam is demonstrated.

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1997 (3)

1996 (1)

1995 (1)

1994 (3)

M. L. Bortz, M. Fujimura, and M. M. Fejer, Electron. Lett. 30, 34 (1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Mizuuchi, K. Yamamoto, K. Kato, and H. Sato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1596 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. Kim, R.-D. Li, and P. Kumar, Opt. Lett. 19, 132 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
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1991 (1)

Y. Ishigame, T. Suhara, and H. Ishihara, Opt. Lett. 3, 3597 (1991).

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1984 (1)

R. C. Eckardt and J. Reintjes, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 1178 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1962 (1)

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Arbore, M. A.

Armstrong, J. A.

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Bisson, S. E.

Bloembergen, N.

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Bortz, M. L.

M. L. Bortz, M. Fujimura, and M. M. Fejer, Electron. Lett. 30, 34 (1994).
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Bosenberg, W. R.

Byer, R. L.

Choi, S.-K.

Chou, M. H.

Dominic, V.

M. Missey, V. Dominic, L. Myers, R. Eckardt, and C. Littell, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 247.

Eckardt, R.

M. Missey, V. Dominic, L. Myers, R. Eckardt, and C. Littell, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 247.

Eckardt, R. C.

Eimerl, D.

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Fejer, M. M.

Fujimura, M.

M. L. Bortz, M. Fujimura, and M. M. Fejer, Electron. Lett. 30, 34 (1994).
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Galvanauskas, A.

Harter, D.

Ishigame, Y.

Y. Ishigame, T. Suhara, and H. Ishihara, Opt. Lett. 3, 3597 (1991).

Ishihara, H.

Y. Ishigame, T. Suhara, and H. Ishihara, Opt. Lett. 3, 3597 (1991).

Jundt, D. H.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kato, K.

K. Mizuuchi, K. Yamamoto, K. Kato, and H. Sato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1596 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kim, C.

Kulp, T. J.

Kumar, P.

Li, R.-D.

Littell, C.

M. Missey, V. Dominic, L. Myers, R. Eckardt, and C. Littell, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 247.

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Marco, O.

Meyers, L. E.

Missey, M.

M. Missey, V. Dominic, L. Myers, R. Eckardt, and C. Littell, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 247.

Mizuuchi, K.

K. Mizuuchi, K. Yamamoto, K. Kato, and H. Sato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1596 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Myers, L.

M. Missey, V. Dominic, L. Myers, R. Eckardt, and C. Littell, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 247.

Pershan, P. S.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, and P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. 127, 1918 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Pierce, J. W.

Powers, P. E.

Reintjes, J.

R. C. Eckardt and J. Reintjes, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 1178 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Sato, H.

K. Mizuuchi, K. Yamamoto, K. Kato, and H. Sato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1596 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Suhara, T.

Y. Ishigame, T. Suhara, and H. Ishihara, Opt. Lett. 3, 3597 (1991).

Yamamoto, K.

K. Mizuuchi, K. Yamamoto, K. Kato, and H. Sato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1596 (1994).
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Electron. Lett. (1)

M. L. Bortz, M. Fujimura, and M. M. Fejer, Electron. Lett. 30, 34 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (5)

K. Mizuuchi, K. Yamamoto, K. Kato, and H. Sato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1596 (1994).
[CrossRef]

D. Eimerl, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1361 (1987).
[CrossRef]

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. Eimerl, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 575 (1987).
[CrossRef]

R. C. Eckardt and J. Reintjes, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 1178 (1984).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Phys. Rev. (1)

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, and P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. 127, 1918 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

M. Missey, V. Dominic, L. Myers, R. Eckardt, and C. Littell, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 247.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic comparison of uniform and nonuniform conversion for the SHG process.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Photograph of a portion of a 19µm-period PPLN chip, showing the pattern for generating the flat-top SH beam from a 100µm-radius Gaussian pump beam.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Intensity slices through the generated SH beams: (a) uniform grating SHG; (b), (c) beams truncated at ±0.50w0 and at ±0.75w0, respectively. Dashed lines indicate theoretical predictions for the flat portions of the truncated beams.

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ηI2ω/Iω=tanh2η0,
η0=C2L2Iω,
C2=8π2deff2/n12n2c0λ2,
η=η0,
Iωx, yη0x, y=fy,   x-a, a,
Lx=L0exp2x2-a2w02xa1x>a,

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