Abstract

We report on efficient broadband sum-frequency generation, converting a 140 THz near-infrared bandwidth to the visible regime with photon conversion efficiency greater than 90%. Using a 20-mm-long aperiodically adiabatively poled KTP crystal, the spectral range 660–990 nm was converted to 405–500 nm using a strong pump wave at 1030 nm. The photon conversion efficiency was confirmed to be 92±0.5% when pumped with an intensity of 0.94GW/cm2. Our experimental results agreed very well with analytic predictions and numerical simulations.

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Ippen, E. P.

Jung, C.

Juwiler, I.

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J. Moses, H. Suchowski, and F. X. Kärtner, Opt. Lett. 37, 1589 (2012).
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H. Suchowski, P. R. Krogen, S. W. Huang, F. X. Kärtner, and J. Moses, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JM3K.5.

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[CrossRef]

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M. Baudrier-Raybaut, R. Haidar, Ph. Kupecek, Ph. Lemasson, and E. Rosencher, Nature 432, 374 (2004).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

H. Suchowski, D. Oron, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 78, 063821 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Suchowski, H.

J. Moses, H. Suchowski, and F. X. Kärtner, Opt. Lett. 37, 1589 (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. Suchowski, B. D. Bruner, A. Ganany-Padowicz, I. Juwiler, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Appl. Phys. B 105, 697 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Suchowski, V. Prabhudesai, D. Oron, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Opt. Express 17, 12731 (2009).
[CrossRef]

H. Suchowski, D. Oron, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 78, 063821 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Suchowski, G. Porat, and A. Arie, “Adiabatic processes in frequency conversion,” Laser Photon. Rev., doi:10.1002/lpor.201300107.
[CrossRef]

H. Suchowski, P. R. Krogen, S. W. Huang, F. X. Kärtner, and J. Moses, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JM3K.5.

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G. Szab and Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 50, 51 (1990).
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[CrossRef]

G. Szab and Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 50, 51 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

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

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[CrossRef]

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M. Baudrier-Raybaut, R. Haidar, Ph. Kupecek, Ph. Lemasson, and E. Rosencher, Nature 432, 374 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

H. Suchowski, D. Oron, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 78, 063821 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other

H. Suchowski, G. Porat, and A. Arie, “Adiabatic processes in frequency conversion,” Laser Photon. Rev., doi:10.1002/lpor.201300107.
[CrossRef]

H. Suchowski, P. R. Krogen, S. W. Huang, F. X. Kärtner, and J. Moses, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JM3K.5.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the adiabatic SFG setup. The signal to be covered was generated via white-light continuum inside a YAG crystal.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Spectrum of white-light super-continuum after the short- and long-pass filters (FS1). (b) Measured and expected spectrum for A-SFG selected by short-pass filters (FS3).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Signal spectra in the absence and presence of the pump pulse with intensity of 0.50GW/cm2 and 0.94GW/cm2. (b) Photon conversion efficiency in the A-SFG process as a function of pump intensity. The measurement accuracy was ±0.5%.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Simulation for photon conversion efficiency along the crystal as a function of signal wavelength for pump intensity level 1GW/cm2 and (b) simulated conversion efficiency at the end of the crystal as a function of wavelength for various pumping levels.

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