Applied Physics B

, Volume 91, Issue 3, pp 479–482

Competition of frequency conversion and polarization coupling in periodically poled lithium niobate


DOI: 10.1007/s00340-008-3026-2

Cite this article as:
Kong, Y., Chen, X. & Xia, Y. Appl. Phys. B (2008) 91: 479. doi:10.1007/s00340-008-3026-2


In this paper wave-coupling equations including polarization coupling and frequency doubling in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) is proposed. Numerical solutions of the coupling equations show that there is a competition between the polarization coupling and second-harmonic generation in a PPLN under the phase-matching condition. The influences of the external electric field on the polarizations and amplitudes of three interactive waves are studied.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, The State Key Laboratory on Fiber Optic Local Area Communication Networks and Advanced Optical Communication SystemShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiP.R. China