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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6644–6656

Frequency up-conversion of quantum images

Michael Vasilyev and Prem Kumar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6644-6656 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.006644


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Abstract

We develop the theory of frequency up-conversion of an arbitrary spatially-broadband quantum state (quantum image), deriving the analytical solutions for the cases of plane-wave pump and short crystal with arbitrary pump. By using an example of the quantum image imposed by the orbital angular momentum of the pump beam in spontaneous parametric down-conversion, we show that 99%-fidelity up-conversion of quantum images from an infrared wavelength to the visible wavelength can be obtained in periodically-poled lithium-niobate crystals at reasonable pump intensities well below the crystal damage threshold.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2012
Published: March 7, 2012

Citation
Michael Vasilyev and Prem Kumar, "Frequency up-conversion of quantum images," Opt. Express 20, 6644-6656 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-6-6644


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