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24 March 2000 Cascaded second-order processes for frequency shifting in planar Ti:LiNbO3 waveguides
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Proceedings Volume 3936, Integrated Optics Devices IV; (2000)
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optoelectronics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Wavelength conversion is a key function in wavelength- division multiplexing. Frequency-shifting can be obtained through cascaded second-order nonlinear processes: a pump at (omega) is coupled into the waveguide, second harmonic is generated and made to interact with a coupled signal at (omega) -(Delta) (omega) so as to obtain a converted signal at (omega) + (Delta) (omega) via difference frequency generation. For practical applications, it is essential to achieve a good control in waveguide fabrication so as to be able to design a frequency-shifting device for specific pump and signal frequencies. In this work we report frequency- shifting based on cascaded second-order nonlinear processes obtained in simple planar Ti-undiffused LiBnO3 waveguides, where phase-matching is achieved by birefringence. A Y-cut planar waveguide, 17mm long, was fabricated by diffusing a 290-angstrom-thick titanium layer for 6 hours at a temperature of 1000 degrees C. Thanks to a good modeling of the fabrication process, the waveguide behavior could be predicted directly from the fabrication parameters. A converted signal at 1.100 micrometers was obtained from a pump at 1.104 micrometers and a signal at 1.108 micrometers at a working temperature of 85 degrees C. The phenomenon was observed with a reasonable efficiency and was highly reproducible. The experimental results were in very good agreement with the expected ones.
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Roberta Ramponi, Vera Russo, Marco Marangoni, Roberto Osellame, Gian Piero Banfi, Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani, and Luca Tartara "Cascaded second-order processes for frequency shifting in planar Ti:LiNbO3 waveguides", Proc. SPIE 3936, Integrated Optics Devices IV, (24 March 2000);

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