Generation and coherent control of pulsed quantum frequency combs

Benjamin MacLellan, Piotr Roztocki, Michael Kues, Christian Reimer, Luis Romero Cortés, Yanbing Zhang, Stefania Sciara, Benjamin Wetzel, Alfonso Cino, Sai T. Chu, Brent E. Little, David J. Moss, Lucia Caspani, José Azaña, Roberto Morandotti

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We present a method for the generation and coherent manipulation of pulsed quantum frequency combs. Until now, methods of preparing high-dimensional states on-chip in a practical way have remained elusive due to the increasing complexity of the quantum circuitry needed to prepare and process such states. Here, we outline how high-dimensional, frequency-bin entangled, two-photon states can be generated at a stable, high generation rate by using a nested-cavity, actively mode-locked excitation of a nonlinear micro-cavity. This technique is used to produce pulsed quantum frequency combs. Moreover, we present how the quantum states can be coherently manipulated using standard telecommunications components such as programmable filters and electro-optic modulators. In particular, we show in detail how to accomplish state characterization measurements such as density matrix reconstruction, coincidence detection, and single photon spectrum determination. The presented methods form an accessible, reconfigurable, and scalable foundation for complex high-dimensional state preparation and manipulation protocols in the frequency domain.
LanguageEnglish
Article numbere57517
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Visualized Experiments
Issue number136
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2018

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Keywords

  • quantum frequency combs
  • auantum circuitry
  • frequency domain analysis

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MacLellan, B., Roztocki, P., Kues, M., Reimer, C., Cortés, L. R., Zhang, Y., ... Morandotti, R. (2018). Generation and coherent control of pulsed quantum frequency combs. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (136), [e57517]. https://doi.org/10.3791/57517
MacLellan, Benjamin ; Roztocki, Piotr ; Kues, Michael ; Reimer, Christian ; Cortés, Luis Romero ; Zhang, Yanbing ; Sciara, Stefania ; Wetzel, Benjamin ; Cino, Alfonso ; Chu, Sai T. ; Little, Brent E. ; Moss, David J. ; Caspani, Lucia ; Azaña, José ; Morandotti, Roberto. / Generation and coherent control of pulsed quantum frequency combs. In: Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2018 ; No. 136.
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MacLellan B, Roztocki P, Kues M, Reimer C, Cortés LR, Zhang Y et al. Generation and coherent control of pulsed quantum frequency combs. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2018 Jun 8;(136). e57517. https://doi.org/10.3791/57517