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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — May. 25, 2009
  • pp: 9241–9251

Difference-frequency generation with quantum-limited efficiency in triply-resonant nonlinear cavities

Ian B. Burgess, Alejandro W. Rodriguez, Murray W. McCutcheon, Jorge Bravo-Abad, Yinan Zhang, Steven G. Johnson, and Marko Lončar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 9241-9251 (2009)

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We present a comprehensive study of second-order nonlinear difference frequency generation in triply resonant cavities using a theoretical framework based on coupled-mode theory. We show that optimal “quantum-limited” conversion efficiency can be achieved at any pump power when the powers at the pump and idler frequencies satisfy a critical relationship. We demonstrate the existence of a broad parameter range in which all triply-resonant DFG processes exhibit monostable conversion. We also demonstrate the existence of a geometry-dependent bistable region.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2009
Published: May 18, 2009

Ian B. Burgess, Alejandro W. Rodriguez, Murray W. McCutcheon, Jorge Bravo-Abad, Yinan Zhang, Steven G. Johnson, and Marko Lončar, "Difference-frequency generation with quantum-limited efficiency in triply-resonant nonlinear cavities," Opt. Express 17, 9241-9251 (2009)

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