Frequency Conversion of Single Photons: Physics, Devices, and Applications
STANFORD UNIV CA
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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.
- Quantum Theory and Relativity