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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 13770–13778

A quantum pulse gate based on spectrally engineered sum frequency generation

Andreas Eckstein, Benjamin Brecht, and Christine Silberhorn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 13770-13778 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.013770


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Abstract

We introduce the concept of a quantum pulse gate (QPG), a method for accessing the intrinsic broadband spectral mode structure of ultrafast quantum states of light. This mode structure can now be harnessed for applications in quantum information processing. We propose an implementation in a PPLN waveguide, based on spectrally engineered sum frequency generation (SFG). It allows us to pick well-defined spectral broadband modes from an ultrafast multi-mode state for interconversion to a broadband mode at another frequency. By pulse-shaping the bright SFG pump beam, different orthogonal broadband modes can be addressed individually and extracted with high fidelity.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2011
Published: July 5, 2011

Citation
Andreas Eckstein, Benjamin Brecht, and Christine Silberhorn, "A quantum pulse gate based on spectrally engineered sum frequency generation," Opt. Express 19, 13770-13778 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-15-13770


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