Continuous-wave cascaded-harmonic generation and multi-photon Raman lasing in lithium niobate whispering-gallery resonators

Jeremy Moore, Matthew Tomes, Tal Carmon, Mona Jarrahi*

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Abstract

We report experimental demonstration of continuous-wave cascaded-harmonic generation and Raman lasing in a millimeter-scale lithium niobate whispering-gallery resonator pumped at a telecommunication-compatible infrared wavelength. Intensity enhancement through multiple recirculations in the whispering-gallery resonator and quasi phase-matching through a nonuniform crystal poling enable simultaneous cascaded-harmonic generation up to the fourth-harmonic accompanied by stimulated Raman, two-photon, three-photon, and four-photon Raman scattering corresponding the molecular vibrational wavenumbers 632 and 255 cm-1 in z-cut lithium niobate at pump power levels as low as 200 mW. We demonstrate simultaneous cascaded-harmonic generation and Raman lasing by observing the spectrum of the scattered light from the resonator and by capturing the image of the decoupled light from the resonator on a camera.

Original languageEnglish
Article number221111
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume99
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

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