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Nonlinear Quantum Behavior of Ultrashort-Pulse Optical Parametric Oscillators

Onodera, Tatsuhiro and Ng, Edwin and Lörch, Niels and Yamamura, Atsushi and Hamerly, Ryan and McMahon, Peter L. and Marandi, Alireza and Mabuchi, Hideo (2018) Nonlinear Quantum Behavior of Ultrashort-Pulse Optical Parametric Oscillators. . (Unpublished)

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The quantum features of ultrashort-pulse optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) are theoretically investigated in the nonlinear regime near and above threshold. Starting from basic premises of input-output theory, we derive a general quantum model for pulsed OPOs subject to χ(2) interactions between a multimode signal cavity and a non-resonant broadband pump field, elucidating time scale conditions required for such pulsed OPOs to admit an input-output description. By employing a supermode decomposition of the nonlinear Lindblad operators governing pump-signal interactions, we perform multimode quantum simulations in the regime of strong nonlinearity and study effects such as pump depletion and corrections to the squeezing spectrum of the linearized model. We observe non-Gaussian states with Wigner function negativity and show that multimode interactions with the pump can act as decoherence channels.

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Ng, Edwin0000-0002-3695-1698
Hamerly, Ryan0000-0003-4976-2236
McMahon, Peter L.0000-0002-1177-9887
Marandi, Alireza0000-0002-0470-0050
Mabuchi, Hideo0000-0002-5156-7678
Additional Information:The first two authors contributed equally to this work. The authors wish to thank R. Yanagimoto, D. G. Gray, and L. G. Wright for helpful discussions. T. O., E. N., and H. M. acknowledge funding from NSF award PHY-1648807. R.H. is supported by an IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at MIT, administered by ORISE through U.S. DOE and ODNI. N. L. acknowledges funding from the Swiss SNSF. P. L. M. acknowledges support from the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies (ImPACT) Program of the Council of Science, Technology and Innovation (Cabinet Office, Government of Japan) and also a Stanford Nano- and Quantum Science and Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship. A. M. acknowledges funding from ARO award W911NF-18-1-0285.
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Council of Science, Technology and Innovation (Japan)UNSPECIFIED
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Army Research Office (ARO)W911NF-18-1-0285
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