We report on backward second-harmonic generation using picosecond laser pulses in congruent lithium niobate with 3.2 µm periodic poling. By tuning both the pump wavelength and the sample temperature, we observed three resonant peaks in the range 1530-1730 nm, corresponding to 16th, 17th and 18th quasi-phase-matching orders, respectively. A maximum conversion efficiency of 0.475% was achieved at the 16th order with a 10 kW peak pump power. The latter is the highest conversion reported in bulk to date, for the backward configuration, with an improvement greater than 50% with respect to those previously achieved with nanosecond pulses for the same order of resonance.
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|Publication status||Published - 2014|