McCutcheon, Murray W. and Chang, Darrick E. and Zhang, Yinan and Lukin, Mikhail D. and Loncar, Marko (2009) Broadband frequency conversion and shaping of single photons emitted from a nonlinear cavity. Optics Express, 17 (25). pp. 22689-22703. ISSN 1094-4087 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100121-082945466
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Much recent effort has focused on coupling individual quantum emitters to optical microcavities in order to produce single photons on demand, enable single-photon optical switching, and implement functional nodes of a quantum network. Techniques to control the bandwidth and frequency of the outgoing single photons are of practical importance, allowing direct emission into telecommunications wavelengths and “hybrid” quantum networks incorporating different emitters. Here, we describe an integrated approach involving a quantum emitter coupled to a nonlinear optical resonator, in which the emission wavelength and pulse shape are controlled using the intra-cavity nonlinearity. Our scheme is general in nature, and demonstrates how the photonic environment of a quantum emitter can be tailored to determine the emission properties. As specific examples, we discuss a high Q-factor, TE-TM double-mode photonic crystal avity design that allows for direct generation of single photons at telecom wavelengths (1425 nm) starting from an InAs/GaAs quantum dot with a 950 nm transition wavelength, and a scheme for direct optical coupling between such a quantum dot and a diamond nitrogen-vacancy center at 637 nm.
|Additional Information:||© 2009 Optical Society of America. Received 21 Oct 2009; revised 20 Nov 2009; accepted 23 Nov 2009; published 25 Nov 2009. MWM would like to thank NSERC (Canada) for its support. DEC acknowledges support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through Caltech’s Center for the Physics of Information, and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-0803371.|
|Classification Code:||OCIS codes: (270.5580) Quantum information processing; (230.5298) Photonic crystals; (230.5750) Resonators; (270.5580) Quantum electrodynamics.|
|Official Citation:||Murray W. McCutcheon, Darrick E. Chang, Yinan Zhang, Mikhail D. Lukin, and Marko Loncar, "Broadband frequency conversion and shaping of single photons emitted from a nonlinear cavity," Opt. Express 17, 22689-22703 (2009) http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-25-22689|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||26 Jan 2010 21:47|
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