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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2013
  • pp: 947–949

High-efficiency frequency conversion in the single-photon regime

Alex S. Clark, Shayan Shahnia, Matthew J. Collins, Chunle Xiong, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 6, pp. 947-949 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000947


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Abstract

In this Letter we demonstrate frequency conversion in the single-photon regime through Bragg-scattering four-wave mixing with near-unit efficiency in a 750 m long commercially available dispersion-engineered highly nonlinear fiber, where all photons and pump laser frequencies are in the low-loss telecommunications band. We achieve 99.1%±4.9% downconversion and 98.0%±5.0% upconversion of photons by 12 nm using a weak coherent state with an average input of 0.27 photons per detection gate window.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2013
Published: March 13, 2013

Citation
Alex S. Clark, Shayan Shahnia, Matthew J. Collins, Chunle Xiong, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "High-efficiency frequency conversion in the single-photon regime," Opt. Lett. 38, 947-949 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-6-947


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