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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2013
  • pp: 468–470

Mode-resolved photon counting via cascaded quantum frequency conversion

Yu-Ping Huang and Prem Kumar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 468-470 (2013)

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Resources for the manipulation and measurement of high-dimensional photonic signals are crucial for implementing qudit-based applications. Here we propose potentially high-performance, chip-compatible devices for such purposes by exploiting quantum frequency conversion in nonlinear optical media. Specifically, by using sum-frequency generation in a χ(2) waveguide, we show how mode-resolved photon counting can be accomplished for telecom-band photonic signals subtending multiple temporal modes. Our method is generally applicable to any nonlinear medium with arbitrary dispersion properties.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: November 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2013
Published: February 8, 2013

Yu-Ping Huang and Prem Kumar, "Mode-resolved photon counting via cascaded quantum frequency conversion," Opt. Lett. 38, 468-470 (2013)

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