Generation and coherent control of pulsed quantum frequency combs

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Benjamin Maclellan
  • Piotr Roztocki
  • Michael Kues
  • Christian Reimer
  • Luis Romero Cortés
  • Yanbing Zhang
  • Stefania Sciara
  • Benjamin Wetzel
  • Alfonso Cino
  • Brent E. Little
  • David J. Moss
  • Lucia Caspani
  • José Azaña
  • Roberto Morandotti

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere57517
Journal / PublicationJournal of Visualized Experiments
Volume2018
Issue number136
Online published8 Jun 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

Abstract

We present a method for the generation and coherent manipulation of pulsed quantum frequency combs. Until now, methods of preparing high-dimensional states on-chip in a practical way have remained elusive due to the increasing complexity of the quantum circuitry needed to prepare and process such states. Here, we outline how high-dimensional, frequency-bin entangled, two-photon states can be generated at a stable, high generation rate by using a nested-cavity, actively mode-locked excitation of a nonlinear micro-cavity. This technique is used to produce pulsed quantum frequency combs. Moreover, we present how the quantum states can be coherently manipulated using standard telecommunications components such as programmable filters and electro-optic modulators. In particular, we show in detail how to accomplish state characterization measurements such as density matrix reconstruction, coincidence detection, and single photon spectrum determination. The presented methods form an accessible, reconfigurable, and scalable foundation for complex high-dimensional state preparation and manipulation protocols in the frequency domain.

Research Area(s)

  • Engineering, Four-wave mixing, Frequency combs, High-dimensional states, Integrated photonic devices, Issue 136, Mode-locked lasers, Nonlinear optics, Quantum optics

Citation Format(s)

Generation and coherent control of pulsed quantum frequency combs. / Maclellan, Benjamin; Roztocki, Piotr; Kues, Michael; Reimer, Christian; Cortés, Luis Romero; Zhang, Yanbing; Sciara, Stefania; Wetzel, Benjamin; Cino, Alfonso; Chu, Sai T.; Little, Brent E.; Moss, David J.; Caspani, Lucia; Azaña, José; Morandotti, Roberto.

In: Journal of Visualized Experiments, Vol. 2018, No. 136, e57517, 06.2018.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal