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Characterization of Er³⁺:YVO₄ for microwave to optical transduction

Xie, Tian and Rochman, Jake and Bartholomew, John G. and Ruskuc, Andrei and Kindem, Jonathan M. and Craiciu, Ioana and Thiel, Charles and Cone, Rufus and Faraon, Andrei (2021) Characterization of Er³⁺:YVO₄ for microwave to optical transduction. . (Unpublished)

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Quantum transduction between microwave and optical frequencies is important for connecting superconducting quantum platforms in a quantum network. Ensembles of rare-earth ions are promising candidates to achieve this conversion due to their collective coherent properties at microwave and optical frequencies. Erbium ions are of particular interest because of their telecom wavelength optical transitions that are compatible with fiber communication networks. Here, we report the optical and electron spin properties of erbium doped yttrium orthovanadate (Er³⁺:YVO₄), including high-resolution optical spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance studies and an initial demonstration of microwave to optical conversion of classical fields. The highly absorptive optical transitions and narrow ensemble linewidths make Er³⁺:YVO₄ promising for magneto-optic quantum transduction.

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Bartholomew, John G.0000-0003-0780-2471
Ruskuc, Andrei0000-0001-7684-7409
Kindem, Jonathan M.0000-0002-7737-9368
Craiciu, Ioana0000-0002-8670-0715
Faraon, Andrei0000-0002-8141-391X
Alternate Title:Characterization of Er3+:YVO4 for microwave to optical transduction
Additional Information:This work was supported by Army Research Office (ARO/LPS) (CQTS) grant number W911NF1810011, NSF QII TAQS 1936350, Office of Naval Research Award No. N00014-19- 1-2182, Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant numbers FA9550-18-1-0374 and FA9550- 21-1-0055, Northrop Grumman and Weston Havens Foundation. J.G.B. acknowledges the support of the American Australian Association′s Northrop Grumman Fellowship. I.C. and J.R. acknowledge support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Grant Nos. PGSD2-502755-2017 and PGSD3-502844-2017). We would also like to acknowledge E. Miyazono for the initial measurements of Er³⁺:YVO₄ and M. Shaw for help with superconducting photon detectors.
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Army Research Office (ARO)W911NF1810011
Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-19-1-2182
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA9550-18-1-0374
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA9550-21-1-0055
Northrop Grumman CorporationUNSPECIFIED
Weston Havens FoundationUNSPECIFIED
American Australian AssociationUNSPECIFIED
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)PGSD2-502755-2017
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)PGSD3-502844-2017
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:12 Apr 2021 01:23
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