Accession Number : ADA565782


Title :   Frequency Conversion of Single Photons: Physics, Devices, and Applications


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA


Personal Author(s) : Pelc, Jason S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a565782.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 174


Abstract : The ability to manipulate the carrier frequency of quantum states of light, through a process called quantum frequency conversion (QFC), has numerous applications for both technology and basic science. For example, one can upconvert a single-photonlevel signal in the 1.5- m telecommunications band (where single-photon detection has been challenging) to a visible wavelength to take advantage of well-developed single-photon detectors based on silicon avalanche photodiodes. On the more fundamental side, the manipulation of a single photon's frequency may enable the construction of networks of dissimilar quantum systems, whereby one can imagine generating many-body entangled quantum states over vast distances.


Descriptors :   *QUANTUM ELECTRONICS , AVALANCHE PHOTODIODES , CARRIER FREQUENCIES , CONSTRUCTION , DETECTION , DETECTORS , FREQUENCY , FREQUENCY CONVERSION , M BAND , PHOTONS , QUANTUM THEORY , SKILLS , TELECOMMUNICATIONS , THESES , VISIBILITY


Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE