- Ultra-broadband mid-infrared generation in dispersion-engineered thin-film lithium niobate OPTICS EXPRESS 2022; 30 (18): 32752-32760
Ultra-low-power second-order nonlinear optics on a chip.
2022; 13 (1): 4532
Second-order nonlinear optical processes convert light from one wavelength to another and generate quantum entanglement. Creating chip-scale devices to efficiently control these interactions greatly increases the reach of photonics. Existing silicon-based photonic circuits utilize the third-order optical nonlinearity, but an analogous integrated platform for second-order nonlinear optics remains an outstanding challenge. Here we demonstrate efficient frequency doubling and parametric oscillation with a threshold of tens of micro-watts in an integrated thin-film lithium niobate photonic circuit. We achieve degenerate and non-degenerate operation of the parametric oscillator at room temperature and tune its emission over one terahertz by varying the pump frequency by hundreds of megahertz. Finally, we observe cascaded second-order processes that result in parametric oscillation. These resonant second-order nonlinear circuits will form a crucial part of the emerging nonlinear and quantum photonics platforms.
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- High-bandwidth CMOS-voltage-level electro-optic modulation of 780 nm light in thin-film lithium niobate OPTICS EXPRESS 2022; 30 (13): 23177-23186
High-efficiency second harmonic generation of blue light on thin-film lithium niobate.
2022; 47 (11): 2706-2709
The strength of interactions between photons in a chi(2) nonlinear optical waveguide increases at shorter wavelengths. These larger interactions enable coherent spectral translation and light generation at a lower power, over a broader bandwidth, and in a smaller device: all of which open the door to new technologies spanning fields from classical to quantum optics. Stronger interactions may also grant access to new regimes of quantum optics to be explored at the few-photon level. One promising platform that could enable these advances is thin-film lithium niobate (TFLN), due to its broad optical transparency window and possibility for quasi-phase matching and dispersion engineering. In this Letter, we demonstrate second harmonic generation of blue light on an integrated thin-film lithium niobate waveguide and observe a conversion efficiency of eta0=33, 000%/W-cm2, significantly exceeding previous demonstrations.
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- Mid-infrared nonlinear optics in thin-film lithium niobate on sapphire OPTICA 2021; 8 (6): 921-924
Fully-Resonant Second Harmonic Generation in Periodically Poled Thin-Film Lithium Niobate
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Mid-infrared nonlinear optics in thin-film lithium niobate on sapphire
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Optical Parametric Oscillator in Thin-Film Lithium Niobate with a 130 mu W Threshold
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