Quasi-Phase-Matched Second Harmonic Generation in a LiTaO3 Waveguide

Kazuhisa Yamamoto, Kiminori Mizuuchi, Tetsuo Taniuchi

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We report third-order quasi-phase-matched (QPM) second harmonic generation (SHG) in a LiTaO3 channel waveguide. A deep domain-inverted region is first fabricated by a proton-exchange and heat treatment technique. Then a uniform and low-loss channel waveguide is fabricated by pyrophosphoric acid proton exchange. Consequently, 12 mW of blue light is obtained at 424 nm wavelength with a conversion efficiency of 6%. The observed FWHM temperature acceptance width for SHG power is 3.2°C and FWHM wavelength acceptance bandwidth for that is 0.2 nm. It is also shown that diffraction limited focusing of the generated blue light may be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1909-1914
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Sep
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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