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High optical nonlinear efficiency achieved by compensating for nanoscale inhomogeneity

Nanoscale inhomogeneity is a major barrier to achieving high nonlinear efficiency in nanophotonic lithium-niobate waveguides. Using adapted poling in the waveguide — to circumvent the inhomogeneity and restore ideal phase matching — is shown to break through this efficiency limit.

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Fig. 1: Adapted poling in nanophotonics lithium-niobate waveguides improves efficiency for nonlinear processes.

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This is a summary of: Chen, P.-K. et al. Adapted poling to break the nonlinear efficiency limit in nanophotonic lithium niobate waveguides. Nat. Nanotechnol. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-023-01525-w (2023).

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High optical nonlinear efficiency achieved by compensating for nanoscale inhomogeneity. Nat. Nanotechnol. 19, 9–10 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-023-01526-9

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