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):

Report Date:

2012-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

174.0

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 photons frequency may enable the construction of networks of dissimilar quantum systems, whereby one can imagine generating many-body entangled quantum states over vast distances.

Subject Categories:

  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE