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  1. Optical Fibers Optics and Photonics

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    Optical Fibers Optics and Photonics Dr. Palffy-Muhoray Ines Busuladzic Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics The University of Akron April 21, 2008 #12;Outline · History of optical fibers · What are optical fibers? · How are optical fibers made? · Light propagation through optical fibers · Application

  2. Optics of globular photonic crystals

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    Gorelik, V S

    2007-05-31

    The results of experimental and theoretical studies of the optical properties of globular photonic crystals - new physical objects having a crystal structure with the lattice period exceeding considerably the atomic size, are presented. As globular photonic crystals, artificial opal matrices consisting of close-packed silica globules of diameter {approx}200 nm were used. The reflection spectra of these objects characterising the parameters of photonic bands existing in these crystals in the visible spectral region are presented. The idealised models of the energy band structure of photonic crystals investigated in the review give analytic dispersion dependences for the group velocity and the effective photon mass in a globular photonic crystal. The characteristics of secondary emission excited in globular photonic crystals by monochromatic and broadband radiation are presented. The results of investigations of single-photon-excited delayed scattering of light observed in globular photonic crystals exposed to cw UV radiation and radiation from a repetitively pulsed copper vapour laser are presented. The possibilities of using globular photonic crystals as active media for lasing in different spectral regions are considered. It is proposed to use globular photonic crystals as sensitive sensors in optoelectronic devices for molecular analysis of organic and inorganic materials by the modern methods of laser spectroscopy. The results of experimental studies of spontaneous and stimulated globular scattering of light are discussed. The conditions for observing resonance and two-photon-excited delayed scattering of light are found. The possibility of accumulation and localisation of the laser radiation energy inside a globular photonic crystal is reported. (review)

  3. Genesis of CREOLGenesis of CREOL The College of Optics & PhotonicsThe College of Optics & Photonics

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    Genesis of CREOLGenesis of CREOL The College of Optics & PhotonicsThe College of Optics & Photonics, the School of OpticsCREOL, the School of Optics CREOL, The College of Optics & PhotonicsCREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics CREOL & FPCE, The College of Optics and PhotonicsCREOL & FPCE, The College of Optics

  4. The College of Optics & Photonics The College of Optics and Photonics

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    CREOL The College of Optics & Photonics The College of Optics and Photonics #12;CREOL The College of Optics & Photonics CREOLThe College of Optics and Photonics Industrial Affiliates Day 2010 #12;CREOL The College of Optics & Photonics Prof. William T. Rhodes Department of Comp & Elect Engrng & Comp Science

  5. Optically Reconfigurable Photonic Devices

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    Wang, Qian; Gholipour, Behrad; Wang, Chih-Ming; Yuan, Guanghui; Teng, Jinghua; Zheludev, Nikolay I

    2015-01-01

    Optoelectronic components with adjustable parameters, from variable-focal-length lenses to spectral filters that can change functionality upon stimulation, have enormous technological importance. Tuning of such components is conventionally achieved by either micro- or nano-mechanical actuation of their consitutive parts, stretching or application of thermal stimuli. Here we report a new dielectric metasurface platform for reconfigurable optical components that are created with light in a non-volatile and reversible fashion. Such components are written, erased and re-written as two-dimensional binary or grey-scale patterns into a nanoscale film of phase change material by inducing a refractive-index-changing phase-transition with tailored trains of femtosecond pulses. We combine germanium-antimony-tellurium-based films optimized for high-optical-contrast ovonic switching with a sub-wavelength-resolution optical writing process to demonstrate technologically relevant devices: visible-range reconfigurable bi-chr...

  6. University of Central Florida College of Optics & Photonics Optics

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    University of Central Florida College of Optics & Photonics Optics Spring 2010 OSE-6432: Principles of guided wave optics; electro -optics, acousto-optics and optoelectronics. Location: CREOL-A-214 or by Appointment Reference Materials: 1. Class Notes. 2. "Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides", K. Okamoto, Academic

  7. Photonic integrated circuits for optical logic applications

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    Williams, Ryan Daniel

    2007-01-01

    The optical logic unit cell is the photonic analog to transistor-transistor logic in electronic devices. Active devices such as InP-based semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) emitting at 1550 nm are vertically integrated ...

  8. The College of Optics & Photonics Industrial Affiliates Day

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    CREOL The College of Optics & Photonics Industrial Affiliates Day 2011 Symposium on FAR IR & THZ Photonics CREOLThe College of Optics and Photonics #12;CREOL The College of Optics & Photonics Studentofthe characterization Dimitrios Mandridis Graduate Student CREOL,TheCollegeofOptics Photonics 2:05Walktothe

  9. The College of Optics & Photonics 1 Industrial Affiliates Day

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    3/7/14 1 CREOL The College of Optics & Photonics 1 Industrial Affiliates Day 2014 Symposium Advances in Optics & Photonics CREOLThe College of Optics and Photonics CREOL The College of Optics & Photonics 2 MJ Soileau V.P. for Research & Commercialization Professor of Optics, ECE & Physics Founder

  10. Optical Precursor of a Single Photon

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    Zhang Shanchao; Chen, J. F.; Liu, Chang; Loy, M. M. T.; Wong, G. K. L.; Du, Shengwang [Department of Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

    2011-06-17

    We report the direct observation of optical precursors of heralded single photons with step- and square-modulated wave packets passing through cold atoms. Using electromagnetically induced transparency and the slow-light effect, we separate the single-photon precursor, which always travels at the speed of light in vacuum, from its delayed main wave packet. In the two-level superluminal medium, our result suggests that the causality holds for a single photon.

  11. Quantum-optical coherence tomography with collinear entangled photons

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    Novotny, Lukas

    Quantum-optical coherence tomography with collinear entangled photons Dorilian Lopez-Mago1 Photonics and Mathematical Optics Group, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León 64849, Mexico 3 ETH Zürich, Photonics Laboratory, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland *Corresponding author: novotny

  12. Optics (XSD) | Advanced Photon Source

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    Optics Group (X-ray Science Division) The mission of the Optics Group is to facilitate the efficient and productive use and operation of APS beamline-based research facilities. In...

  13. PURDUE UNIVERSITY ULTRAFAST OPTICS & OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY Photonic RF Waveform Synthesis,

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    Purdue University

    PURDUE UNIVERSITY ULTRAFAST OPTICS & OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY Photonic RF Waveform, Shijun Xiao Funding from ARO, DARPA, and NSF #12;PURDUE UNIVERSITY ULTRAFAST OPTICS & OPTICAL FIBER performance (spectral engineering, dispersion compensation) #12;PURDUE UNIVERSITY ULTRAFAST OPTICS & OPTICAL

  14. Analog Optical Computing Primitives in Silicon Photonics

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    Jiang, Yunshan; Jalali, Bahram

    2015-01-01

    Optical computing accelerators may help alleviate bandwidth and power consumption bottlenecks in electronics. We show an approach to implementing logarithmic-type analog co-processors in silicon photonics and use it to perform the exponentiation operation. The function is realized by exploiting nonlinear-absorption-enhanced Raman amplification saturation in a silicon waveguide.

  15. Effects of photon escape on diagnostic diagrams for HII regions

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    C. Giammanco; J. E. Beckman; B. Cedres

    2005-04-11

    In this article we first outline the mounting evidence that a significant fraction of the ionizing photons emitted by OB stars within HII regions escape from their immediate surroundings and explain how an HII region structure containing high density contrast in homogeneities facilitates this escape. Next we describe sets of models containing inhomogeneities which are used to predict tracks in the commonly used diagnostic diagrams (based on ratios of emission lines) whose only independent variable is the photon escape fraction, xi. We show that the tracks produced by the models in two of the most cited of these diagrams conform well to the distribution of observed data points, with the models containing optically thick inhomogeneities ("CLUMPY" models) yielding somewhat better agreement than those with optically thin inhomogeneities ("FF" models). We show how variations in the ionization parameter U, derived from emission line ratios, could be due to photon escape. Using a rather wide range of assumptions about the filling factor of dense clumps we find, for a selected set of regions observed in M51 photon escape fraction ranging between 30% and 50%. We show, using oxygen as the test element, that models with different assumptions about the gas inhomogeneity will give variations in the abundance values derived from diagnostic diagrams, but do not claim here to have a fully developed set of diagnostic tools to improve abundance determinations made in this way. We finally propose a combination of line ratios with the absolute Halpha luminosity of a given HII region, which allows us to determine the photon escape fraction, and hence resolve the degeneracy between U and xi.

  16. Optical amplification enhancement in photonic crystals

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    Sapienza, R.; Leonetti, M.; Froufe-Perez, L. S.; Galisteo-Lopez, J. F.; Lopez, C.; Conti, C.

    2011-02-15

    Improving and controlling the efficiency of a gain medium is one of the most challenging problems of laser research. By measuring the gain length in an opal-based photonic crystal doped with laser dye, we demonstrate that optical amplification is more than twenty-fold enhanced along the {Gamma}-K symmetry directions of the face-centered-cubic photonic crystal. These results are theoretically explained by directional variations of the density of states, providing a quantitative connection between density of the states and light amplification.

  17. Optical isolation via unidirectional resonant photon tunneling

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    Moccia, Massimo; Castaldi, Giuseppe; Galdi, Vincenzo; Alù, Andrea; Engheta, Nader

    2014-01-28

    We show that tri-layer structures combining epsilon-negative and magneto-optical material layers can exhibit unidirectional resonant photon tunneling phenomena that can discriminate between circularly polarized (CP) waves of given handedness impinging from opposite directions, or between CP waves with different handedness impinging from the same direction. This physical principle, which can also be interpreted in terms of a Fabry-Perot-type resonance, may be utilized to design compact optical isolators for CP waves. Within this framework, we derive simple analytical conditions and design formulae, and quantitatively assess the isolation performance, also taking into account the unavoidable imperfections and nonidealities.

  18. Tunable photonic microwave generation using optically injected semiconductor

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    Chan, Sze-Chun

    Tunable photonic microwave generation using optically injected semiconductor laser dynamics feedback are investigated for photonic microwave generation. The optical injection first drives the laser into P1 dynamics so that its intensity oscillates at a microwave frequency. A dual-loop optical feedback

  19. Pancharatnam Phase and Photon Polarization Optics

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    S. C. Tiwari

    2006-02-04

    Parallel transport of a vector around a closed curve on the surface of a sphere leads to a direction holonomy which can be related with a geometric phase that is equal to the solid angle subtended by the closed curve. Since Pancharatnam phase is half of the solid angle subtended by the polarization cycle on the Poincare sphere, quantum parallel transport law takes recourse o spin-half wave function to obtain this result. A critique is offered on this factor of half anomaly in the geometric phase, and a natural resolution using Riemann sphere polarization representation is suggested. It is argued that spin angular momentum of photon is fundamental in polarization optics, and new insights are gained based on the hypothesis that two helicity states correspond to two distinct species of photon. This approach leads to the concept of a physical Poincare sphere: nonlinearity and jumps in the Pancharatnam phase find a simple physical explanation while novel features pertaining to the discrete and pulsating sphere are predicted. Paired photon spin zero structure of unpolarized light is also discussed. An outline of possible experimental tests is presented.

  20. Glenn D. Boreman College of Optics & Photonics/CREOL

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    Zanibbi, Richard

    Glenn D. Boreman College of Optics & Photonics/CREOL University of Central Florida Orlando, FL Glenn D. Boreman is Trustee Chair Professor of Optics at University of Central Florida, CREOL. He received a BS in optics from the University of Rochester, and a PhD in optics from the University

  1. Linear-optics manipulations of photon-loss codes

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    Konrad Banaszek; Wojciech Wasilewski

    2007-02-09

    We discuss codes for protecting logical qubits carried by optical fields from the effects of amplitude damping, i.e. linear photon loss. We demonstrate that the correctability condition for one-photon loss imposes limitations on the range of manipulations than can be implemented with passive linear-optics networks.

  2. COLLEGE OF OPTICS AND PHOTONICS: CREOL & FPCE Industrial Affiliates Day Friday April 1, 2005

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    COLLEGE OF OPTICS AND PHOTONICS: CREOL & FPCE Industrial Affiliates Day ­ Friday April 1, 2005 "Optics & Photonics ­ Envisioning the Future" ­ Projecting Today's Research Into Tomorrow's Applications:45 "Optics & Photonics in Manufacturing..." Dr. Bruce Craig VP and General Manager, Laser Division, Newport

  3. All-optical switching using optical bistability in non-linear photonic crystals

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    with a 3D photonic crystal system. Recently, however, a 3D photonic crystal structure has been introducedAll-optical switching using optical bistability in non-linear photonic crystals Marin Soljaci.D.Joannopoulos(a) (a) Department of Physics, MIT; Cambridge, MA 02139 (b) Department of Material Science

  4. Use of a photonic crystal for optical amplifier gain control

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    Lin, Shawn-Yu (Albuquerque, NM); Fleming, James G. (Albuquerque, NM); El-Kady, Ihab (Albuquerque, NM)

    2006-07-18

    An optical amplifier having a uniform gain profile uses a photonic crystal to tune the density-of-states of a gain medium so as to modify the light emission rate between atomic states. The density-of-states of the gain medium is tuned by selecting the size, shape, dielectric constant, and spacing of a plurality of microcavity defects in the photonic crystal. The optical amplifier is particularly useful for the regeneration of DWDM signals in long optical fibers.

  5. Two-Dimensional Ferroelectric Photonic Crystals: Optics and Band Structure

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    Simsek, Sevket; Ozbay, Ekmel

    2013-01-01

    In this report we present an investigation of the optical properties and band structure calculations for the photonic structures based on the functional materials- ferroelectrics. A theoretical approach to the optical properties of the 2D and 3D photonic crystals which yields further insight in the phenomenon of the reflection from different families of lattice planes in relation to the presence of photonic gaps or photonic bands. We calculate the photonic bands and optical properties of LiNbO3 based photonic crystals. Calculations of reflection and transmission spectra show the features correspond to the onset of diffraction, as well as to additional reflectance structures at large values of the angle of incidence.

  6. CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics Industrial Affiliates Day April 9, 2010

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics Industrial Affiliates Day ­ April 9, 2010 "Optics, The College of Optics and Photonics ­Overview Bahaa Saleh Dean & Director, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics 9:25 "Fundamental Limits for Optical Devices" David Miller Director, Solid State and Photonics Lab

  7. Liquid Crystal Optics and Photonics CPHY Assignment 2.

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    Liquid Crystal Optics and Photonics CPHY 74495 Assignment 2. P. Pal¤y-Muhoray Feb. 6, 2015 Due: Feb 13, 2015 1. Read pages 25 - 37 of the text (Guenther, Modern Optics). 2. Read Ch 2., Review of Electricity and Magnetism (http://mpal¤y.lci.kent.edu/optics) 3. Red light with wavelength = 632:8nm

  8. Liquid Crystal Optics and Photonics CPHY Assignment 2.

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    Liquid Crystal Optics and Photonics CPHY 74495 Assignment 2. P. Pal¤y-Muhoray Jan. 24, 2014 Due: Feb 4, 2014 1. Read pages 25 - 37 of the text (Guenther, Modern Optics). 2. Read Ch 2., Review of Electricity and Magnetism (http://mpal¤y.lci.kent.edu/optics) 3. Red light with wavelength = 632:8nm

  9. Spring 2014 LC Optics and Photonics: CPHY-64495/74495

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    Spring 2014 LC Optics and Photonics: CPHY-64495/74495 Lecture times: T,Th,F 11:00 ­ 12:15 Room: LCI 107C also LCI 108 (teaching lab) Text: class notes Guenther, Modern Optics (recommended) Electronic Resources: http://mpalffy.lci.kent.edu/optics Instructor: Peter Palffy-Muhoray LCM Rm. 201C 672-2604 mpalffy

  10. Spring 2012 LC Optics and Photonics: CPHY-64495/74495

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    Spring 2012 LC Optics and Photonics: CPHY-64495/74495 Lecture times: M, W, F 9:55 ­ 10:50 Room: Cunningham Hall 00011 also LCI 108 (teaching lab) Text: class notes Guenther, Modern Optics (recommended) Electronic Resources: http://mpalffy.lci.kent.edu/optics Instructor: Peter Palffy-Muhoray LCM Rm. 201C 672

  11. Optics and photonics research in the Lasers, Optics and Remote Sensing Department at Sandia National Laboratories

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    Simmons-Potter, K.; Meister, D.C.

    1997-04-01

    Photonic system and device technologies have claimed a significant share of the current high-tech market. In particular, laser systems and optical devices impact a broad range of technological areas including telecommunications, optical computing, optical data storage, integrated photonics, remote environmental sensing and biomedical applications. Below we present an overview of photonics research being conducted within the Lasers, Optics and Remote Sensing department of the Physical and Chemical Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories. Recent results in the fields of photosensitive materials and devices, binary optics device applications, wavelength generation using optical parametric oscillators, and remote sensing are highlighted. 11 refs., 6 figs.

  12. College of Optics and Photonics : Master of Science in Optics and Photonics TwelveMonth (Accelerated) Plan for the two tracks in the Master's Program

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    College of Optics and Photonics : Master of Science in Optics and Photonics TwelveMonth (Accelerated) Plan for the two tracks in the Master's Program Photonics Track Optics Track Fall (12 credit) OSE5041 Introduction to Wave Optics (or OSE 6111 + OSE 6115) OSE5041 Introduction to Wave

  13. Optical diode based on the chirality of guided photons

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    C. Sayrin; C. Junge; R. Mitsch; B. Albrecht; D. O'Shea; P. Schneeweiss; J. Volz; A. Rauschenbeutel

    2015-02-05

    Photons are nonchiral particles: their handedness can be both left and right. However, when light is transversely confined, it can locally exhibit a transverse spin whose orientation is fixed by the propagation direction of the photons. Confined photons thus have chiral character. Here, we employ this to demonstrate nonreciprocal transmission of light at the single-photon level through a silica nanofibre in two experimental schemes. We either use an ensemble of spin-polarised atoms that is weakly coupled to the nanofibre-guided mode or a single spin-polarised atom strongly coupled to the nanofibre via a whispering-gallery-mode resonator. We simultaneously achieve high optical isolation and high forward transmission. Both are controlled by the internal atomic state. The resulting optical diode is the first example of a new class of nonreciprocal nanophotonic devices which exploit the chirality of confined photons and which are, in principle, suitable for quantum information processing and future quantum optical networks.

  14. Electro-optical Modulation in Graphene Integrated Photonic Crystal Nanocavities

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    Gan, Xuetao

    We demonstrate high-contrast electro-optic modulation in a graphene integrated photonic crystal nanocavity, providing a modulation depth of more than 10 dB at telecom wavelengths. This work shows the feasibility of ...

  15. Optical bistability with a repulsive optical force in coupled silicon photonic crystal membranes

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    Hui, Pui-Chuen

    2013-01-01

    We demonstrate actuation of a silicon photonic crystal membrane with a repulsive optical gradient force. The extent of the static actuation is extracted by examining the optical bistability as a combination of the ...

  16. Giant optical forces in planar dielectric photonic metamaterials

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    Zheludev, Nikolay

    Giant optical forces in planar dielectric photonic metamaterials Jianfa Zhang,1,2 Kevin F. Mac Metamaterials, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK 2 College of Optoelectronic within all-dielectric planar photonic metamaterials at near- infrared illumination wavelengths can

  17. Magneto-optical oxide thin films and integrated nonreciprocal photonic devices

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    Bi, Lei, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01

    Nonreciprocal photonic devices including optical isolators and optical circulators are indispensible components in present day optical communication systems. Although highly desired by the fast development of silicon ...

  18. Optical diode based on the chirality of guided photons

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    Sayrin, C; Mitsch, R; Albrecht, B; O'Shea, D; Schneeweiss, P; Volz, J; Rauschenbeutel, A

    2015-01-01

    Photons are nonchiral particles: their handedness can be both left and right. However, when light is transversely confined, it can locally exhibit a transverse spin whose orientation is fixed by the propagation direction of the photons. Confined photons thus have chiral character. Here, we employ this to demonstrate nonreciprocal transmission of light at the single-photon level through a silica nanofibre in two experimental schemes. We either use an ensemble of spin-polarised atoms that is weakly coupled to the nanofibre-guided mode or a single spin-polarised atom strongly coupled to the nanofibre via a whispering-gallery-mode resonator. We simultaneously achieve high optical isolation and high forward transmission. Both are controlled by the internal atomic state. The resulting optical diode is the first example of a new class of nonreciprocal nanophotonic devices which exploit the chirality of confined photons and which are, in principle, suitable for quantum information processing and future quantum optica...

  19. University of California, Santa Cruz, Applied Optics Grouphttp://photon.soe.ucsc.edu Nanoscale Optofluidics for

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    Lee, Herbie

    University of California, Santa Cruz, Applied Optics Grouphttp://photon.soe.ucsc.edu Nanoscale;University of California, Santa Cruz, Applied Optics Grouphttp://photon.soe.ucsc.edu Background Microfluidics Single molecule analysis Integrated optics Singleparticle Optofluidics Optofluidics: combination

  20. Photonic crystal ring resonator based optical filters for photonic integrated circuits

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    Robinson, S., E-mail: mail2robinson@gmail.com [Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology, Pudukkottai-622507, Tamil Nadu (India)

    2014-10-15

    In this paper, a two Dimensional (2D) Photonic Crystal Ring Resonator (PCRR) based optical Filters namely Add Drop Filter, Bandpass Filter, and Bandstop Filter are designed for Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). The normalized output response of the filters is obtained using 2D Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method and the band diagram of periodic and non-periodic structure is attained by Plane Wave Expansion (PWE) method. The size of the device is minimized from a scale of few tens of millimeters to the order of micrometers. The overall size of the filters is around 11.4 ?m × 11.4 ?m which is highly suitable of photonic integrated circuits.

  1. Ultrafast optical switching of three-dimensional Si inverse opal photonic band gap crystals

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    Vos, Willem L.

    Ultrafast optical switching of three-dimensional Si inverse opal photonic band gap crystals Tijmen on three-dimensional photonic band gap crystals. Switching the Si inverse opal is achieved by optically

  2. Strong optical activity from twisted-cross photonic metamaterials

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    Strong optical activity from twisted-cross photonic metamaterials M. Decker,1,2, * M. Ruther,1,2 C: manuel.decker@physik.uni-karlsruhe.de Received May 26, 2009; revised July 14, 2009; accepted July 17). In this Letter, for the first time, to our knowledge, we investigate a chi- ral double-layer design [10

  3. Liquid Crystal Optics and Photonics CPHY Assignment 1.

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    Liquid Crystal Optics and Photonics CPHY 74495 Assignment 1. P. Pal¤y-Muhoray Jan. 21, 2015 Due of the string? (b) Give an expression for the energy density in the string. (c) Calculate the average energy) Give an expression for the potential energy density and the kinetic energy density for each wave when

  4. CREOL & FPCE, THE COLLEGE OF OPTICS AND PHOTONICS Industrial Affiliates Day April 13, 2007

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    CREOL & FPCE, THE COLLEGE OF OPTICS AND PHOTONICS Industrial Affiliates Day ­ April 13, 2007 Theme Dean, College of Optics and Photonics 9:05 "High power lasers, some applications, and their future of Optics & Photonics 9:40 "Attosecond Science and Technology" Dr. Paul Corkum Program Leader, Atomic

  5. CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics Industrial Affiliates Day 2011

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics Industrial Affiliates Day ­ 2011 "Far IR and Terahertz Vice-President for Research 8:50 CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics ­Overview Bahaa Saleh Dean & Director, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics 9:20 Quantum Cascade Lasers: widely tailorable light

  6. Two-photon induced fluorescence and other optical effects in irradiated and doped fused silica

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    Kramer, S.D.

    1986-07-01

    The objective of this program was to assess and identify irradiation techniques which could be used to modify the optical charactistics of doped fused silica. Primary emphasis was placed on determining if gamma ray or neutron bombardment of the glass would enhance certain Raman and nonlinear optical effects. In particular, the effect of irradiation on optical two photon induced fluorescence was studied in detail. The maximum radiation exposures used were 10/sup 6/ rads (Si) of gamma rays and neutron fluences of 1 x 10/sup 14/ neutrons/cm/sup 2/. The optical measurements were made at room temperature between one and four months after irradiation. The maximum input light intensity was 10/sup 9/ watts/cm/sup 2/ at a near infrared (1.06 ..mu..) input wavelength which was chosen to lie in a transparent spectral region of the glass. Under these experimental conditions a careful search revealed no detectable two-photon induced fluorescence in the region from 550 to 900 nm. The upper limit for the photon efficiency of this process was determined to be less than 1 x 10/sup -10/%. 89 refs., 12 figs.

  7. Symposium and Industrial Affiliates Program Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence in Optics and Photonics

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    CREOL@25 Symposium and Industrial Affiliates Program Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence in Optics and Photonics CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics March15-16,2012 #12;#12;CREOL, The College of Optics, Florida, the Nation, and the World CREOL Industrial Partners NGC Laser Systems, Ocean Optics, Analog

  8. 40 Optics & Photonics News November 2004 Eric O. Potma and X. Sunney Xie

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    Xie, Xiaoliang Sunney

    40 Optics & Photonics News November 2004 Eric O. Potma and X. Sunney Xie 1047-6938/04/11/0040/6-$0015.00 © Optical Society of America CARS Microscopy For Biology and Medicine #12;November 2004 Optics & Photonics by a drawback associ- ated with Raman scattering: it is a very weak optical effect. The weakness

  9. February 2002 I Optics & Photonics News 59 1047-6938/02/02/0059/5-$0015.00 Optical Society of America

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    February 2002 I Optics & Photonics News 59 1047-6938/02/02/0059/5-$0015.00 © Optical Society of America O ne of the goals of modern non- linear optics is the development of the ultimate fast, all-optical circuits created in nonlinear bulk media without any fabricated optical waveguide can be achieved

  10. February 15, 2002 / Vol. 27, No. 4 / OPTICS LETTERS 231 Effective equations for photonic-crystal

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    and perfect photonic crys- tals.10 Recently, this type of photonic crystal with a 90± -bent waveguideFebruary 15, 2002 / Vol. 27, No. 4 / OPTICS LETTERS 231 Effective equations for photonic-crystal and circuits in photonic crystals, based on effective discrete equations that include long-range interaction

  11. Multipoint photonic doppler velocimetry using optical lens elements

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    Frogget, Brent Copely; Romero, Vincent Todd

    2014-04-29

    A probe including a fisheye lens is disclosed to measure the velocity distribution of a moving surface along many lines of sight. Laser light, directed to the surface and then reflected back from the surface, is Doppler shifted by the moving surface, collected into fisheye lens, and then directed to detection equipment through optic fibers. The received light is mixed with reference laser light and using photonic Doppler velocimetry, a continuous time record of the surface movement is obtained. An array of single-mode optical fibers provides an optic signal to an index-matching lens and eventually to a fisheye lens. The fiber array flat polished and coupled to the index-matching lens using index-matching gel. Numerous fibers in a fiber array project numerous rays through the fisheye lens which in turn project many measurement points at numerous different locations to establish surface coverage over a hemispherical shape with very little crosstalk.

  12. Photon-counting optical coherence-domain reflectometry using superconducting single-

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    Teich, Malvin C.

    Photon-counting optical coherence-domain reflectometry using superconducting single- photon reflecting samples. In particular, we experimentally demonstrate the possibility of using superconducting. Drakinsky, J. Zhang, A. Verevkin, and R. Sobolewski, "Fabrication of nanostructured superconducting single

  13. CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics Industrial Affiliates Day April 18, 2008

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics Industrial Affiliates Day ­ April 18, 2008 Theme.Terry Hickey Dr. Eric Van Stryland UCF Provost and Executive VP Dean, College of Optics and Photonics 9 Optical Coherence Tomography" Dr. Jim Fujimoto Electrical Eng. & Computer Science MIT 11:15 "In

  14. Few-photon coherent nonlinear optics with a single molecule

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    Maser, Andreas; Utikal, Tobias; Götzinger, Stephan; Sandoghdar, Vahid

    2015-01-01

    The pioneering experiments of linear spectroscopy were performed using flames in the 1800s, but nonlinear optical measurements had to wait until lasers became available in the twentieth century. Because the nonlinear cross section of materials is very small, usually macroscopic bulk samples and pulsed lasers are used. Numerous efforts have explored coherent nonlinear signal generation from individual nanoparticles or small atomic ensembles with millions of atoms. Experiments on a single semiconductor quantum dot have also been reported, albeit with a very small yield. Here, we report on coherent nonlinear spectroscopy of a single molecule under continuous-wave single-pass illumination, where efficient photon-molecule coupling in a tight focus allows switching of a laser beam by less than a handful of pump photons nearly resonant with the sharp molecular transition. Aside from their fundamental importance, our results emphasize the potential of organic molecules for applications such as quantum information pro...

  15. Photon Regions and Shadows of Accelerated Black Holes

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    Arne Grenzebach; Volker Perlick; Claus Lämmerzahl

    2015-03-27

    In an earlier paper we have analytically determined the photon regions and the shadows of black holes of the Pleba\\'nski class of metrics which are also known as the Kerr--Newman--NUT--(anti-)deSitter metrics. These metrics are characterized by six parameters: mass, spin, electric and magnetic charge, gravitomagnetic NUT charge, and the cosmological constant. Here we extend this analysis to the Pleba\\'nski--Demia\\'nski class of metrics which contains, in addition to these six parameters, the so-called acceleration parameter. All these metrics are axially symmetric and stationary type D solutions to the Einstein--Maxwell equations with a cosmological constant. We derive analytical formulas for the photon regions (i.e., for the regions that contain spherical lightlike geodesics) and for the boundary curve of the shadow as it is seen by an observer at Boyer--Lindquist coordinates $(r_O, \\vartheta _O)$ in the domain of outer communication. Whereas all relevant formulas are derived for the whole Pleba\\'nski--Demia\\'nski class, we concentrate on the accelerated Kerr metric (i.e., only mass, spin and acceleration parameter are different from zero) when discussing the influence of the acceleration parameter on the photon region and on the shadow in terms of pictures. The accelerated Kerr metric is also known as the rotating $C$-metric. We discuss how our analytical formulas can be used for calculating the horizontal and vertical angular diameters of the shadow and we estimate these values for the black holes at the center of our Galaxy and at the center of M87.

  16. Optics in Computing OC03 Pa-OFB2 Two-photon volumetric optical disk storage systems

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    Esener, Sadik C.

    Optics in Computing OC03 Pa-OFB2 Two-photon volumetric optical disk storage systems: experimental: sesener@ece.ucsd.edu ABSTRACT Recent performance in two-photon volumetric data storage is presented. Experimental results are presented and theoretical potentials are analyzed. Keywords: volumetric data storage

  17. All-optical routing of single photons with multiple input and output ports by interferences

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    Wei-Bin Yan; Bao Liu; Ling Zhou; Heng Fan

    2014-09-23

    We propose a waveguide-cavity coupled system to achieve the routing of photons by the phases of other photons. Our router has four input ports and four output ports. The transport of the coherent-state photons injected through any input port can be controlled by the phases of the coherent-state photons injected through other input ports. This control can be achieved when the mean numbers of the routed and control photons are small enough and require no additional control fields. Therefore, the all-optical routing of photons can be achieved at the single-photon level.

  18. Optical microscope using an interferometric source of two-color, two-beam entangled photons

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    Dress, William B.; Kisner, Roger A.; Richards, Roger K.

    2004-07-13

    Systems and methods are described for an optical microscope using an interferometric source of multi-color, multi-beam entangled photons. A method includes: downconverting a beam of coherent energy to provide a beam of multi-color entangled photons; converging two spatially resolved portions of the beam of multi-color entangled photons into a converged multi-color entangled photon beam; transforming at least a portion of the converged multi-color entangled photon beam by interaction with a sample to generate an entangled photon specimen beam; and combining the entangled photon specimen beam with an entangled photon reference beam within a single beamsplitter. An apparatus includes: a multi-refringent device providing a beam of multi-color entangled photons; a condenser device optically coupled to the multi-refringent device, the condenser device converging two spatially resolved portions of the beam of multi-color entangled photons into a converged multi-color entangled photon beam; a beam probe director and specimen assembly optically coupled to the condenser device; and a beam splitter optically coupled to the beam probe director and specimen assembly, the beam splitter combining an entangled photon specimen beam from the beam probe director and specimen assembly with an entangled photon reference beam.

  19. A scalable silicon photonic chip-scale optical switch for high performance computing systems

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    Yoo, S. J. Ben

    A scalable silicon photonic chip-scale optical switch for high performance computing systems-scale optical switch for scalable interconnect network in high performance computing systems. The proposed

  20. Thermal and Optical Characterization of Photonic Integrated Circuits by Thermoreflectance Microscopy

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    Hudgings, Janice A.

    We report high resolution, non-invasive, thermal and optical characterization of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) and SOA-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs) using thermoreflectance microscopy. Chip-scale ...

  1. Detection of growth factor binding to gelatin and heparin using a photonic crystal optical biosensor

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    Cunningham, Brian

    Detection of growth factor binding to gelatin and heparin using a photonic crystal optical: Photonic crystal biosensor Label-free Gelatin Heparin Growth factor Drug­carrier Drug­carrier interactions timed release. A novel photonic crystal biosensor was used to investigate a gelatin­protein controlled

  2. Single-photon nonlinear optics with a quantum dot in a waveguide

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    Javadi, A; Arcari, M; Hansen, S L; Midolo, L; Mahmoodian, S; Kiršansk?, G; Pregnolato, T; Lee, E H; Song, J D; Stobbe, S; Lodahl, P

    2015-01-01

    Strong nonlinear interactions between photons enable logic operations for both classical and quantum-information technology. Unfortunately, nonlinear interactions are usually feeble and therefore all-optical logic gates tend to be inefficient. A quantum emitter deterministically coupled to a propagating mode fundamentally changes the situation, since each photon inevitably interacts with the emitter, and highly correlated many-photon states may be created . Here we show that a single quantum dot in a photonic-crystal waveguide can be utilized as a giant nonlinearity sensitive at the single-photon level. The nonlinear response is revealed from the intensity and quantum statistics of the scattered photons, and contains contributions from an entangled photon-photon bound state. The quantum nonlinearity will find immediate applications for deterministic Bell-state measurements and single-photon transistors and paves the way to scalable waveguide-based photonic quantum-computing architectures.

  3. Single-photon nonlinear optics with a quantum dot in a waveguide

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    A. Javadi; I. Söllner; M. Arcari; S. L. Hansen; L. Midolo; S. Mahmoodian; G. Kiršansk?; T. Pregnolato; E. H. Lee; J. D. Song; S. Stobbe; P. Lodahl

    2015-04-26

    Strong nonlinear interactions between photons enable logic operations for both classical and quantum-information technology. Unfortunately, nonlinear interactions are usually feeble and therefore all-optical logic gates tend to be inefficient. A quantum emitter deterministically coupled to a propagating mode fundamentally changes the situation, since each photon inevitably interacts with the emitter, and highly correlated many-photon states may be created . Here we show that a single quantum dot in a photonic-crystal waveguide can be utilized as a giant nonlinearity sensitive at the single-photon level. The nonlinear response is revealed from the intensity and quantum statistics of the scattered photons, and contains contributions from an entangled photon-photon bound state. The quantum nonlinearity will find immediate applications for deterministic Bell-state measurements and single-photon transistors and paves the way to scalable waveguide-based photonic quantum-computing architectures.

  4. Coupled optical and electrical modeling of solar cell based on conical pore silicon photonic crystals

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    John, Sajeev

    of the photovoltaics market. Currently, the best efficiency of commercial silicon solar modules is around 17Coupled optical and electrical modeling of solar cell based on conical pore silicon photonic://jap.aip.org/authors #12;Coupled optical and electrical modeling of solar cell based on conical pore silicon photonic

  5. Cavity Nonlinear Optics at Low Photon Numbers from Collective Atomic Motion

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    Subhadeep Gupta; Kevin L. Moore; Kater W. Murch; Dan M. Stamper-Kurn

    2007-09-05

    We report on Kerr nonlinearity and dispersive optical bistability of a Fabry-Perot optical resonator due to the displacement of ultracold atoms trapped within. In the driven resonator, such collective motion is induced by optical forces acting upon up to $10^5$ $^{87}$Rb atoms prepared in the lowest band of a one-dimensional intracavity optical lattice. The longevity of atomic motional coherence allows for strongly nonlinear optics at extremely low cavity photon numbers, as demonstrated by the observation of both branches of optical bistability at photon numbers below unity.

  6. Propagation of ionizing radiation in HII regions: the effects of optically thick density fluctuations

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    C. Giammanco; J. E. Beckman; A. Zurita; M. Relaño

    2004-05-24

    The accepted explanation of the observed dichotomy of two orders of magnitude between in situ measurements of electron density in HII regions, derived from emission line ratios, and average measurements based on integrated emission measure, is the inhomogeneity of the ionized medium. This is expressed as a "filling factor", the volume ratio of dense to tenuous gas, measured with values of order 10^-3. Implicit in the filling factor model as normally used, is the assumption that the clumps of dense gas are optically thin to ionizing radiation. Here we explore implications of assuming the contrary: that the clumps are optically thick. A first consequence is the presence within HII regions of a major fraction of neutral hydrogen. We estimate the mean H^o/H^+ ratio for a population of HII regions in the spiral galaxy NGC 1530 to be the order of 10, and support this inference using dynamical arguments. The optically thick clumpy models allow a significant fraction of the photons generated by the ionizing stars to escape from their HII region. We show, by comparing model predictions with observations, that these models give an account at least as good as, and probably better than that of conventional models, of the radial surface brightness distribution and of selected spectral line diagnostics for physical conditions within HII regions. These models explain how an HII region can appear, from its line ratios, to be ionization bounded, yet permit a major fraction of its ionizing photons to escape.

  7. Quantum efficiency measurement of single photon detectors using photon pairs generated in optical fibers

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    Xiaoying Li; Xiaoxin Ma; Limei Quan; Lei Yang; Liang Cui; Xueshi Guo

    2010-07-14

    Using the correlated signal and idler photon pairs generated in a dispersion shifted fiber by a pulsed pump, we measure the quantum efficiency of a InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiode-based single photon detector. Since the collection efficiency of photon pairs is a key parameter to correctly deduce the quantum efficiency, we carefully characterize the collection efficiency by studying correlation dependence of photon pairs upon the spectra of pump, signal and idler photons. This study allows us to obtain quantum efficiency of the single photon detector by using photon pairs with various kinds of bandwidths.

  8. Optic Ataxia: From Balint's Syndrome to the Parietal Reach Region

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    Andersen, Richard

    Neuron Review Optic Ataxia: From Balint's Syndrome to the Parietal Reach Region Richard A. Andersen@vis.caltech.edu http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2014.02.025 Optic ataxia is a high-order deficit in reaching's syndrome that also includes attentional and gaze disorders. Aspects of optic ataxia are misreaching

  9. Strain-tuning of periodic optical devices : tunable gratings and photonic crystals

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    Wong, Chee Wei, 1975-

    2003-01-01

    The advancement of micro- and nano-scale optical devices has heralded micromirrors, semiconductor micro- and nano-lasers, and photonic crystals, among many. Broadly defined with the field of microphotonics and microelect ...

  10. Materials and devices for optical switching and modulation of photonic integrated circuits

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    Seneviratne, Dilan Anuradha

    2007-01-01

    The drive towards photonic integrated circuits (PIC) necessitates the development of new devices and materials capable of achieving miniaturization and integration on a CMOS compatible platform. Optical switching: fast ...

  11. Efficiency limits for linear optical processing of single photons and single-rail qubits

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    Dominic W. Berry; A. I. Lvovsky; Barry C. Sanders

    2006-05-03

    We analyze the problem of increasing the efficiency of single-photon sources or single-rail photonic qubits via linear optical processing and destructive conditional measurements. In contrast to previous work we allow for the use of coherent states and do not limit to photon-counting measurements. We conjecture that it is not possible to increase the efficiency, prove this conjecture for several important special cases, and provide extensive numerical results for the general case.

  12. Optical properties of gyroid structured materials: from photonic crystals to metamaterials

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    Dolan, James A.; Wilts, Bodo D.; Vignolini, Silvia; Baumberg, Jeremy J.; Steiner, Ullrich; Wilkinson, Timothy D.

    2014-11-29

    and transmission spectra of the gyroid photonic crystal vary significantly depending on the relative orientation of the crystal and the incoming light (Fig. 7a) [50, 52, 56]. Michielsen et al. in 2010 investigated the reflectivity of the gyroid photonic crystal cut... . in 2010 described how gyroid photonic crystals could rotate the plane of linearly polarised light (optical activity), how the scattered intensity differed for transverse magnetic and transverse electric linear polarisations (linear dichroism), and how...

  13. Title of Thesis: MICRORESONATORS AND PHOTONIC CRYSTALS FOR QUANTUM OPTICS AND

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    Anlage, Steven

    ABSTRACT Title of Thesis: MICRORESONATORS AND PHOTONIC CRYSTALS FOR QUANTUM OPTICS AND SENSING Sina Sahand, Master of Science, 2008 Thesis Directed By: Professor Edo Waks Department of Electrical. In this thesis, we present our effort along these directions. We take advantage of silicon nitride photonic

  14. Coupled optical and electronic simulations of electrically pumped photonic-crystal-based light-emitting diodes

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    Dutton, Robert W.

    trade-offs in electrically pumped photonic-crystal-based light-emitting diodes. A finite- toelectronic devices, such as light-emitting diodes LEDs and lasers. It has been suggested that a thin slabCoupled optical and electronic simulations of electrically pumped photonic-crystal-based light-emitting

  15. Optical response with threefold symmetry axis on oriented microdomains of opal photonic crystals

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    Optical response with threefold symmetry axis on oriented microdomains of opal photonic crystals L November 2008 Opal photonic crystals viewed along the 111 direction of the fcc structure have a threefold measurements on 111 -stacked silica opals with single oriented microdomains, identified by field

  16. Electro-Optic Modulation of Single Photons Pavel Kolchin,* Chinmay Belthangady, Shengwang Du, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris

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    Du, Shengwang

    Electro-Optic Modulation of Single Photons Pavel Kolchin,* Chinmay Belthangady, Shengwang Du, G. Y, USA (Received 5 June 2008; published 3 September 2008) We use the Stokes photon of a biphoton pair to set the time origin for electro-optic modulation of the wave function of the anti-Stokes photon

  17. Practical quantum repeaters with linear optics and double-photon guns

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    Pieter Kok; Colin P. Williams; Jonathan P. Dowling

    2002-03-27

    We show how to create practical, efficient, quantum repeaters, employing double-photon guns, for long-distance optical quantum communication. The guns create polarization-entangled photon pairs on demand. One such source might be a semiconducter quantum dot, which has the distinct advantage over parametric down-conversion that the probability of creating a photon pair is close to one, while the probability of creating multiple pairs vanishes. The swapping and purifying components are implemented by polarizing beam splitters and probabilistic optical CNOT gates.

  18. Enhanced nonlinear optics in photonic-crystal microcavities

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    : Molding the Flow of Light (Princeton Univ. Press, 1995). 5. J. S. Foresi, P. R. Villeneuve, J. Ferrera, E. Lett. 80, 960­963 (1998). 7. O. Painter, J. Vuckovic, and A. Scherer, "Defect modes of a two, A. Chutinan, and M. Imada, "Trapping and emission of photons by a single defect in a photonic

  19. Present performance & future directions in two-photon addressed volumetric optical disk storage systems

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    Esener, Sadik C.

    Present performance & future directions in two-photon addressed volumetric optical disk storage data storage is presented and future directions discussed. Influence of numerical aperture in a 3-D multi-layer optical data storage system is analyzed. Keywords: volumetric data storage, multi-layer data

  20. Optical properties and diffraction effects in opal photonic crystals Alessandra Balestreri and Lucio Claudio Andreani

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    Optical properties and diffraction effects in opal photonic crystals Alessandra Balestreri Optical properties of fcc opals oriented along the 111 direction are calculated by means of a scattering on polystyrene opals. Diffraction spectra as a function of the number of layers display an oscillatory behavior

  1. An Optical ``Janus'' Device for Integrated Photonics By Thomas Zentgraf, Jason Valentine, Nicholas Tapia, Jensen Li, and

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    Simaan, Nabil

    An Optical ``Janus'' Device for Integrated Photonics By Thomas Zentgraf, Jason Valentine, Nicholas of multi-functional optical meta-elements which could be a key ingredient in achieving compact and high speed photonic systems. While there have been great strides in the miniaturization of optical elements

  2. University of California, Santa Cruz, Applied Optics Grouphttp://photon.soe.ucsc.edu New light pipes for single-

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    Lee, Herbie

    University of California, Santa Cruz, Applied Optics Grouphttp://photon.soe.ucsc.edu New light of California, Santa Cruz, Applied Optics Grouphttp://photon.soe.ucsc.edu Acknowledgments Sergei Kühn Dongliang Sandoghdar (ETH Zurich) #12;University of California, Santa Cruz, Applied Optics Grouphttp

  3. Derivation of Ray Optics Equations in Photonic Crystals Via a Semiclassical Limit

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    Giuseppe De Nittis; Max Lein

    2015-02-25

    In this work we present a novel approach to the ray optics limit: we rewrite the dynamical Maxwell equations in Schr\\"odinger form and prove Egorov-type theorems, a robust semiclassical technique. We implement this scheme for periodic light conductors, photonic crystals, thereby making the quantum-light analogy between semiclassics for the Bloch electron and ray optics in photonic crystals rigorous. Our main results, Theorems 3.3 and 4.1, give a ray optics limit for quadratic observables and, among others, apply to local averages of energy density, the Poynting vector and the Maxwell stress tensor. Ours is the first rigorous derivation of ray optics equations which include all sub-leading order terms, some of which are also new to the physics literature. While the ray optics limit we prove initially (Theorem 3.3) applies to photonic crystals of any topological class, we also consider the ray optics limit for real electromagnetic fields propagating in non-gyrotropic photonic crystals. Such an extension is non-trivial, because the ray optic limit for real fields is necessarily a multiband problem.

  4. Optical Properties and Wave Propagation in Semiconductor-Based Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals

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    Mario Agio

    2002-12-31

    This work is a theoretical investigation on the physical properties of semiconductor-based two-dimensional photonic crystals, in particular for what concerns systems embedded in planar dielectric waveguides (GaAs/AlGaAs, GaInAsP/InP heterostructures, and self-standing membranes) or based on macro-porous silicon. The photonic-band structure of photonic crystals and photonic-crystal slabs is numerically computed and the associated light-line problem is discussed, which points to the issue of intrinsic out-of-lane diffraction losses for the photonic bands lying above the light line. The photonic states are then classified by the group theory formalism: each mode is related to an irreducible representation of the corresponding small point group. The optical properties are investigated by means of the scattering matrix method, which numerically implements a variable-angle-reflectance experiment; comparison with experiments is also provided. The analysis of surface reflectance proves the existence of selection rules for coupling an external wave to a certain photonic mode. Such rules can be directly derived from symmetry considerations. Lastly, the control of wave propagation in weak-index contrast photonic-crystal slabs is tackled in view of designing building blocks for photonic integrated circuits. The proposed designs are found to comply with the major requirements of low-loss propagation, high and single-mode transmission. These notions are then collected to model a photonic-crystal combiner for an integrated multi-wavelength-source laser.

  5. Photon collider at TESLA: parameters and interaction region issues

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    Valery Telnov

    2001-01-04

    Photon colliders (gamma-gamma, gamma-e) are based on backward Compton scattering of laser light off the high energy electrons of linear colliders. Recent study has shown that the gamma-gamma luminosity in the high energy peak can reach 0.3--0.5 L (e+e-). Typical cross sections of interesting processes in gamma-gamma collisions are higher than those in e+e- collisions by about one order of magnitude, so the number of events in gamma-gamma collisions will be more than that in e+e- collisions. In this paper possible parameters of a photon collider at TESLA and a laser scheme are briefly discussed.

  6. Single photon state generation from a continuous-wave non-degenerate optical parametric oscillator

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    Anne E. B. Nielsen; Klaus Mølmer

    2014-10-08

    We present a theoretical treatment of conditional preparation of one-photon states from a continuous-wave non-degenerate optical parametric oscillator. We obtain an analytical expression for the output state Wigner function, and we maximize the one-photon state fidelity by varying the temporal mode function of the output state. We show that a higher production rate of high fidelity Fock states is obtained if we condition the outcome on dark intervals around trigger photo detection events.

  7. Emergence of Artificial Photons in an Optical Lattice

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    Tewari, Sumanta; Scarola, V. W.; Sarma, S. Das; Senthil, T.

    2006-11-17

    We establish the theoretical feasibility of direct analog simulation of the compact U(1) lattice gauge theories in optical lattices with dipolar bosons. We discuss the realizability of the topological Coulomb phase in extended Bose-Hubbard models in several optical lattice geometries. We predict the testable signatures of this emergent phase in noise correlation measurements, thus suggesting the possible emergence of artificial light in optical lattices.

  8. THE ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION OF Ly{alpha} RESONANT PHOTONS EMERGING FROM AN OPTICALLY THICK MEDIUM

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    Yang Yang; Shu Chiwang [Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 (United States); Roy, Ishani [Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Division, St Thomas Hospital, Kings College London, SE1 7EH (United Kingdom); Fang Lizhi [Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

    2013-07-20

    We investigate the angular distribution of Ly{alpha} photons scattering or emerging from an optically thick medium. Since the evolution of specific intensity I in frequency space and angular space are coupled with each other, we first develop the WENO numerical solver to find the time-dependent solutions of the integro-differential equation of I in frequency and angular space simultaneously. We first show that the solutions with the Eddington approximation, which assume that I is linearly dependent on the angular variable {mu}, yield similar frequency profiles of the photon flux as those without the Eddington approximation. However, the solutions of the {mu} distribution evolution are significantly different from those given by the Eddington approximation. First, the angular distribution of I is found to be substantially dependent on the frequency of the photons. For photons with the resonant frequency {nu}{sub 0}, I contains only a linear term of {mu}. For photons with frequencies at the double peaks of the flux, the {mu}-distribution is highly anisotropic; most photons are emitted radially forward. Moreover, either at {nu}{sub 0} or at the double peaks, the {mu} distributions actually are independent of the initial {mu} distribution of photons of the source. This is because the photons with frequencies either at {nu}{sub 0} or the double peaks undergo the process of forgetting their initial conditions due to resonant scattering. We also show that the optically thick medium is a collimator of photons at the double peaks. Photons from the double peaks form a forward beam with a very small opening angle.

  9. Axial range of conjugate adaptive optics in two-photon microscopy

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    Paudel, Hari P; Mertz, Jerome; Bifano, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    We describe an adaptive optics technique for two-photon microscopy in which the deformable mirror used for aberration compensation is positioned in a plane conjugate to the plane of the aberration. We demonstrate in a proof-of-principle experiment that this technique yields a large field of view advantage in comparison to standard pupil-conjugate adaptive optics. Further, we show that the extended field of view in conjugate AO is maintained over a relatively large axial translation of the deformable mirror with respect to the conjugate plane. We conclude with a discussion of limitations and prospects for the conjugate AO technique in two-photon biological microscopy.

  10. Detection and characterization of optical inhomogeneities with diffuse photon density

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    Yodh, Arjun G.

    : a signal-to-noise analysis D. A. Boas, M. A. O'Leary, B. Chance, and A. G. Yodh Diffusing photons provide. O'Leary, and A. G. Yodh were with the Department of Physics, and D. A. Boas, M. A. O'Leary, and B

  11. Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors integrated with optical nano-antennae

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    Hu, X.; Dauler, E.; Molnar, R.; Berggren, K. K.

    2010-12-20

    Optical nano-antennae have been integrated with semiconductor lasers to intensify light at the nanoscale and photodiodes to enhance photocurrent. In quantum optics, plasmonic metal structures have been used to enhance nonclassical light emission from single quantum dots. Absorption and detection of single photons from free space could also be enhanced by nanometallic antennae, but this has not previously been demonstrated. Here, we use nano-optical transmission effects in a one-dimensional gold structure, combined with optical cavity resonance, to form optical nano-antennae, which are further used to couple single photons from free space into a 80-nm-wide superconducting nanowire. This antenna-assisted coupling enables a superconducting nanowire single-photon detector with 47% device efficiency at the wavelength of 1550 nm and 9-?m-by-9-?m active area while maintaining a reset time of only 5 ns. We demonstrate nanoscale antenna-like structures to achieve exceptional efficiency and speed in single-photon detection.

  12. 286 OPTICS LETTERS / Vol. 26, No. 5 / March 1, 2001 Quantitative analysis of bending efficiency in photonic-crystal

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    -loss optical waveguide bend is a key component for building future integrated photonic circuits. A conventional, Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 S. G. Johnson and J. D designed line defect in a photonic- crystal structure, a guiding band can be created within the photonic

  13. JTu4A.94.pdf CLEO:2014 2014 OSA Photonic Crystal (PC) Waveguide Based Optical Filters for

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    Chen, Ray

    .5298) Photonic crystals; (130.0130) Integrated Optics Photonic crystal (PC) cavities side-coupled to photonic missing air holes. The PC cavity of such length is able to provide higher quality factor and more surface array scales prohibitively from an economic perspective with increasing array size. In a conventional L3

  14. Sub-optical wavelength acoustic wave modulation of integrated photonic resonators at microwave frequencies

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    Semere Ayalew Tadesse; Mo Li

    2014-10-04

    Light-sound interactions have long been exploited in various acousto-optic devices based on bulk crystalline materials. Conventionally these devices operate in megahertz frequency range where the acoustic wavelength is much longer than the optical wavelength and a long interaction length is required to attain significant coupling. With nanoscale transducers, acoustic waves with sub-optical wavelengths can now be excited to induce strong acousto-optic coupling in nanophotonic devices. Here we demonstrate microwave frequency surface acoustic wave transducers co-integrated with nanophotonic resonators on piezoelectric aluminum nitride substrates. Acousto-optic modulation of the resonance modes at above 10 GHz with the acoustic wavelength significantly below the optical wavelength is achieved. The phase and modal matching conditions in this scheme are investigated for efficient modulation. The new acousto-optic platform can lead to novel optical devices based on nonlinear Brillouin processes and provides a direct, wideband link between optical and microwave photons for microwave photonics and quantum optomechanics.

  15. Radio frequency phototube and optical clock: High resolution, high rate and highly stable single photon timing technique

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    Amur Margaryan

    2011-10-01

    A new timing technique for single photons based on the radio frequency phototube and optical clock or femtosecond optical frequency comb generator is proposed. The technique has a 20 ps resolution for single photons, is capable of operating with MHz frequencies and achieving 10 fs instability level.

  16. Optical surface resonance may render photonic crystals ineffective Florencio Garca-Santamara,* Erik C. Nelson, and Paul V. Braun

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    Braun, Paul

    structure cannot be excited.3,4 When a photonic crystal is optically probed, it is important to verify that the observed optical features come from the structure and are not the consequence of coupling effects. In 1902 Two-dimensional 2D and three- dimensional 3D photonic crystals present a surface which is, in essence

  17. INFLUENCE OF OPTICAL BAND STRUCTURES ON THE DIFFRACTION OF PHOTONIC COLLOIDAL CRYSTALS

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    Vos, Willem L.

    INFLUENCE OF OPTICAL BAND STRUCTURES ON THE DIFFRACTION OF PHOTONIC COLLOIDAL CRYSTALS WILLEM L diffraction studies on colloidal crystals with large re- fractive index mismatches up to 1.45 and polarizibilities per volume as large as 0.6. These conditions push colloidal crystals into the regime where strong

  18. Optical nonlinearity for few-photon pulses on a quantum dot-pillar cavity device

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    Vivien Loo; Christophe Arnold; Olivier Gazzano; Aristide Lemaitre; Isabelle Sagnes; Olivier Krebs; Paul Voisin; Pascale Senellart; Loïc Lanco

    2012-08-03

    Giant optical nonlinearity is observed under both continuous-wave and pulsed excitation in a deterministically-coupled quantum dot-micropillar system, in a pronounced strong-coupling regime. Using absolute reflectivity measurements we determine the critical intracavity photon number as well as the input and output coupling efficiencies of the device. Thanks to a near-unity input-coupling efficiency, we demonstrate a record nonlinearity threshold of only 8 incident photons per pulse. The output-coupling efficiency is found to strongly influence this nonlinearity threshold. We show how the fundamental limit of single-photon nonlinearity can be attained in realistic devices, which would provide an effective interaction between two coincident single photons.

  19. The Detector and Interaction Region for a Photon Collider at TESLA

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    Rosca, A

    2004-01-01

    TESLA is designed as an electron-positron linear collider (LC) based on super-conducting technology. A second interaction region is forseen to be incorporated in the design allowing its possible operation as a photon collider. In this paper I describe the basic design of the $\\gamma \\gamma$ interaction region taking into account the beam-beam and laser related issuses and review some aspects of other accelerator components such as the feedback system and the beam dump which are critical to the operation of TESLA as a photon collider.

  20. The Detector and Interaction Region for a Photon Collider at TESLA

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    Aura Rosca

    2003-10-03

    TESLA is designed as an electron-positron linear collider (LC) based on super-conducting technology. A second interaction region is forseen to be incorporated in the design allowing its possible operation as a photon collider. In this paper I describe the basic design of the $\\gamma \\gamma$ interaction region taking into account the beam-beam and laser related issuses and review some aspects of other accelerator components such as the feedback system and the beam dump which are critical to the operation of TESLA as a photon collider.

  1. Optical properties of two-dimensional metamaterial photonic crystals

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    Mejía-Salazar, J. R.

    2013-12-14

    In the present work, we theoretically study a 2D photonic crystal (PC) comprised by double negative (DNG) metamaterial cylinders, showing that such a system presents a superior light-matter interaction when compared with their single negative (SNG) plasmonic PC counterparts, suggesting a route to enhance the performance of sensors and photovoltaic cells. On the other hand, we have observed that depending on the frequency, the mode symmetry resembles either the case of SNG electric (SNG-E) or SNG magnetic (SNG-M) PC, suggesting that either the electric or magnetic character of the DNG metamaterial dominates in each case.

  2. Tuning the optical forces on- and off-resonance in microspherical photonics

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    Li, Yangcheng; Jofre, Ana; Astratov, Vasily N

    2015-01-01

    Light pressure effect has been discovered long ago and has been used as an optical method to manipulate microand nanoparticles. It is usually considered as a nonresonant effect determined by the transfer of the momentum of light. However, recently we have observed that large polystyrene microspheres of 15-20 {\\mu}m diameters supporting high quality whispering gallery resonances can be optically propelled in water at an extraordinary high velocity along tapered fibers under resonant conditions. In this work we compare on- and off-resonant optical forces in microspherical photonics by controlling the detuning between the laser emission line and whispering gallery resonances. Our approach involves manipulation with microspheres using conventional optical tweezers and their advanced spectroscopic characterization in fiber-integrated setups. We demonstrate dramatic difference in the optical forces exerted on microspheres in the on-resonant and off-resonant cases. This method can be used to study spectral propertie...

  3. Magneto-optical properties of biogenic photonic crystals in algae

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    Iwasaka, M.; Mizukawa, Y.

    2014-05-07

    In the present study, the effects of strong static magnetic fields on the structural colors of the cell covering crystals on a microalgae, coccolithophore, were investigated. The coccolithophore, Emiliania huxleyi, generates a precise assembly of calcite crystals called coccoliths by biomineralization. The coccoliths attached to the cells exhibited structural colors under side light illumination, and the colors underwent dynamic transitions when the magnetic fields were changed between 0?T and 5?T, probably due to diamagnetically induced changes of their inclination under the magnetic fields. The specific light-scattering property of individual coccoliths separated from the cells was also observed. Light scattering from a condensed suspension of coccoliths drastically decreased when magnetic fields of more than 4?T were applied parallel to the direction of observation. The magnetically aligned cell-covering crystals of the coccolithophores exhibited the properties of both a photonic crystal and a minimum micromirror.

  4. Two-dimensional defect modes in optically induced photonic lattices

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    Wang Jiandong; Yang Jianke; Chen Zhigang [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California 94132 (United States)

    2007-07-15

    In this article, localized linear defect modes due to band gap guidance in two-dimensional photonic lattices with localized or nonlocalized defects are investigated theoretically. First, when the defect is localized and weak, eigenvalues of defect modes bifurcated from edges of Bloch bands are derived analytically. It is shown that in an attractive (repulsive) defect, defect modes bifurcate out from Bloch-band edges with normal (anomalous) diffraction coefficients. Furthermore, distances between defect-mode eigenvalues and Bloch-band edges decrease exponentially with the defect strength, which is very different from the one-dimensional case where such distances decrease quadratically with the defect strength. It is also found that some defect-mode branches bifurcate not from Bloch-band edges, but from quasiedge points within Bloch bands, which is very unusual. Second, when the defect is localized but strong, defect modes are determined numerically. It is shown that both the repulsive and attractive defects can support various types of defect modes such as fundamental, dipole, quadrupole, and vortex modes. These modes reside in various band gaps of the photonic lattice. As the defect strength increases, defect modes move from lower band gaps to higher ones when the defect is repulsive, but remain within each band gap when the defect is attractive, similar to the one-dimensional case. The same phenomena are observed when the defect is held fixed while the applied dc field (which controls the lattice potential) increases. Lastly, if the defect is nonlocalized (i.e., it persists at large distances in the lattice), it is shown that defect modes can be embedded inside the continuous spectrum, and they can bifurcate out from edges of the continuous spectrum algebraically rather than exponentially.

  5. arXiv:quant-ph/0104054v58Jun2004 Entanglement Concentration of Individual Photon Pairs via Linear Optical Logic

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    Texas at Austin. University of

    Optical Logic Chuanwei Zhang Department of Physics and Center for Nonlinear Dynamics, The University polarization-entangled state of individual photon pairs. The scheme uses only simple linear optical elements and may be feasible within current optical technology. PACS numbers: 03.67.-a, 03.65.Bz, 42.50.-p, 89.70+c

  6. Nonthermal particles and photons in starburst regions and superbubbles

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    Bykov, Andrei

    2015-01-01

    Starforming factories in galaxies produce compact clusters and loose associations of young massive stars. Fast radiation-driven winds and supernovae input their huge kinetic power into the interstellar medium in the form of highly supersonic and superalfvenic outflows. Apart from gas heating, collisionless relaxation of fast plasma outflows results in fluctuating magnetic fields and energetic particles. The energetic particles comprise a long-lived component which may contain a sizeable fraction of the kinetic energy released by the winds and supernova ejecta and thus modify the magnetohydrodynamic flows in the systems. We present a concise review of observational data and models of nonthermal emission from starburst galaxies, superbubbles, and compact clusters of massive stars. Efficient mechanisms of particle acceleration and amplification of fluctuating magnetic fields with a wide dynamical range in starburst regions are discussed. Sources of cosmic rays, neutrinos and multi-wavelength nonthermal emission ...

  7. Enhanced-locality fiber-optic two-photon-fluorescence live-brain interrogation

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    Fedotov, I. V.; Doronina-Amitonova, L. V.; Sidorov-Biryukov, D. A.; Fedotov, A. B.; Anokhin, K. V.; Kilin, S. Ya.; Sakoda, K.; Zheltikov, A. M.

    2014-02-24

    Two-photon excitation is shown to substantially enhance the locality of fiber-based optical interrogation of strongly scattering biotissues. In our experiments, a high-numerical-aperture, large-core-are fiber probe is used to deliver the 200-fs output of a 100-MHz mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser to samples of live mouse brain, induce two-photon fluorescence of nitrogen–vacancy centers in diamond markers in brain sample. Fiber probes with a high numerical aperture and a large core area are shown to enable locality enhancement in fiber-laser–fiber-probe two-photon brain excitation and interrogation without sacrificing the efficiency of fluorescence response collection.

  8. An optical analog of the Borrmann effect in photonic crystals

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    Bogdanova, M. V. Lozovik, Yu. E.; Eiderman, S. L.

    2010-04-15

    Numerical simulation using the layered Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker (LKKR) method is applied to calculate the reflection and absorption spectra of an s-polarized electromagnetic wave incident on a faced-centered cubic photonic crystal (PC) with opal structure whose sites are occupied by two-layer metal-dielectric spheres. The reflection and absorption coefficients of the PC are analyzed as a function of the angle of incidence of the electromagnetic wave on the crystal surface. A range of wavelengths {lambda} and angles of inclination {theta} to the normal is found in which the absorption experiences a sharp change under small variations of the above parameters. The appearance of peaks in the absorption spectrum of the PC is analyzed, and the spectrum is compared with the behavior of the reduced density of states. By the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method applied to the Maxwell equations, the spatial distribution of the energy density of electromagnetic field inside each of five layers of the PC is obtained at angles of incidence of 23{sup o} and 30{sup o} for a wave-length of 455 nm. It is demonstrated that the sharp maxima of the density of electromagnetic-field energy that are localized on the surfaces of absorbing metal spheres correspond to the absorption maximum. At the same time, at the absorption minimum, the maxima of the field energy density in each of the five layers are localized mainly between the lattice sites of the PC. An analogy between this phenomenon and the Borrmann effect, which is known in X-ray spectroscopy of ordinary crystals, is analyzed.

  9. Low temperature optical characterization of near infrared single photon emitter in nanodiamonds

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    Siyushev, P; Aharonovich, I; Kaiser, F; Müller, T; Lombez, L; Atatüre, M; Castelletto, S; Prawer, S; Jelezko, F; Wrachtrup, J

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we study the optical properties of single defects emitting in the near infrared in nanodiamonds at liquid helium temperature. The nanodiamonds are synthesized using a microwave chemical vapor deposition method followed by nickel implantation and annealing. We show that single defects exhibit several striking features at cryogenic temperature: the photoluminescence is strongly concentrated into a sharp zero-phonon line in the near infrared, the radiative lifetime is in the nanosecond range and the emission is perfectly linearly polarized. The spectral stability of the defects is then investigated. An optical resonance linewidth of 4 GHz is measured using resonant excitation on the zero-phonon line. Although Fourier-transform limited emission is not achieved, our results show that it might be possible to use consecutive photons emitted in the near infrared by single defects in diamond nanocrystals to perform two photon interference experiments, which are at the heart of linear quantum computing p...

  10. Low temperature optical characterization of near infrared single photon emitters in nanodiamonds

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    P. Siyushev; V. Jacques; I. Aharonovich; F. Kaiser; T. Muller; L. Lombez; M. Atature; S. Castelletto; S. Prawer; F. Jelezko; J. Wrachtrup

    2009-11-18

    In this paper, we study the optical properties of single defects emitting in the near infrared in nanodiamonds at liquid helium temperature. The nanodiamonds are synthesized using a microwave chemical vapor deposition method followed by nickel implantation and annealing. We show that single defects exhibit several striking features at cryogenic temperature: the photoluminescence is strongly concentrated into a sharp zero-phonon line in the near infrared, the radiative lifetime is in the nanosecond range and the emission is perfectly linearly polarized. The spectral stability of the defects is then investigated. An optical resonance linewidth of 4 GHz is measured using resonant excitation on the zero-phonon line. Although Fourier-transform limited emission is not achieved, our results show that it might be possible to use consecutive photons emitted in the near infrared by single defects in diamond nanocrystals to perform two photon interference experiments, which are at the heart of linear quantum computing protocols.

  11. Optical pulse dynamics for quantum-dot logic operations in a photonic-crystal waveguide

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    Ma, Xun; John, Sajeev [Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A7 Canada (Canada)

    2011-11-15

    We numerically demonstrate all-optical logic operations with quantum dots (QDs) embedded in a bimodal photonic-crystal waveguide using Maxwell-Bloch equations in a slowly varying envelope approximation (SVEA). The two-level QD excitation level is controlled by one or more femtojoule optical driving pulses passing through the waveguide. Specific logic operations depend on the relative pulse strengths and their detunings from an inhomogeneouslly broadened (about 1% for QD transitions centered at 1.5 {mu}m) QD transition. This excitation controlled two-level medium then determines passage of subsequent probe optical pulses. Envelope equations for electromagnetic waves in the linear dispersion and cutoff waveguide modes are derived to simplify solution of the coupled Maxwell-Bloch equations in the waveguide. These determine the quantum mechanical evolution of the QD excitation and its polarization, driven by classical electromagnetic (EM) pulses near a sharp discontinuity in the EM density of states of the bimodal waveguide. Different configurations of the driving pulses lead to distinctive relations between driving pulse strength and probe pulse passage, representing all-optical logic and, or, and not operations. Simulation results demonstrate that such operations can be done on picosecond time scales and within a waveguide length of about 10 {mu}m in a photonic-band-gap (PBG) optical microchip.

  12. Photon-correlation measurements of atomic-cloud temperature using an optical nanofiber

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    Grover, J A; Orozco, L A; Rolston, S L

    2015-01-01

    We develop a temperature measurement of an atomic cloud based on the temporal correlations of fluorescence photons evanescently coupled into an optical nanofiber. We measure the temporal width of the intensity-intensity correlation function due to atomic transit time and use it to determine the most probable atomic velocity, hence the temperature. This technique agrees well with standard time-of-flight temperature measurements. We confirm our results with trajectory simulations.

  13. September 1, 2000 / Vol. 25, No. 17 / OPTICS LETTERS 1297 Demonstration of highly efficient waveguiding in a photonic

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    is essential for building future large-scale optical integrated circuits. Photonic crystal waveguides offer Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 S. G. Johnson and J. D. Joannopoulos Department of light.1 If the line defect is properly designed, the resulting guiding mode falls within a photonic

  14. 217 km long distance photon-counting optical time-domain reflectometry based on ultra-low noise up-conversion single photon detector

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    Guo-Liang Shentu; Qi-Chao Sun; Xiao Jiang; Xiao-Dong Wang; Jason S. Pelc; M. M. Fejer; Qiang Zhang; Jian-Wei Pan

    2013-08-05

    We demonstrate a photon-counting optical time-domain reflectometry with 42.19 dB dynamic range using an ultra-low noise up-conversion single photon detector. By employing the long wave pump technique and a volume Bragg grating, we reduce the noise of our up-conversion single photon detector, and achieve a noise equivalent power of -139.7 dBm/sqrt(Hz). We perform the OTDR experiments using a fiber of length 216.95 km, and show that our system can identify defects along the entire fiber length with a distance resolution better than 10 cm in a measurement time of 13 minutes.

  15. Di using photons can be used to detect, localize, and characterize optical and dynam-ical spatial inhomogeneities embedded in turbid media. Measurementsof the intensity

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    Chapter 7 Summary Di using photons can be used to detect, localize, and characterize optical photons reveals information about the optical properties of a system while speckle uctuations carry applications for these techniques. The photon di usion equation has an interesting wave solution when

  16. Photon storage in Lambda-type optically dense atomic media. III. Effects of inhomogeneous broadening

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    Alexey V. Gorshkov; Axel Andre; Mikhail D. Lukin; Anders S. Sorensen

    2007-09-08

    In a recent paper [Gorshkov et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 123601 (2007)] and in the two preceding papers [Gorshkov et al., Phys. Rev. A 76, 033804 (2007); 76, 033805 (2007)], we used a universal physical picture to optimize and demonstrate equivalence between a wide range of techniques for storage and retrieval of photon wave packets in homogeneously broadened Lambda-type atomic media, including the adiabatic reduction of the photon group velocity, pulse-propagation control via off-resonant Raman techniques, and photon-echo-based techniques. In the present paper, we generalize this treatment to include inhomogeneous broadening. In particular, we consider the case of Doppler-broadened atoms and assume that there is a negligible difference between the Doppler shifts of the two optical transitions. In this situation, we show that, at high enough optical depth, all atoms contribute coherently to the storage process as if the medium were homogeneously broadened. We also discuss the effects of inhomogeneous broadening in solid state samples. In this context, we discuss the advantages and limitations of reversing the inhomogeneous broadening during the storage time, as well as suggest a way for achieving high efficiencies with a nonreversible inhomogeneous profile.

  17. IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 17, NO. 4, APRIL 2005 899 All-Optical Microwave Mixing and Bandpass

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    Yao, Jianping

    IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 17, NO. 4, APRIL 2005 899 All-Optical Microwave Mixing is an electrooptic phase modulator which performs all-optical mi- crowave mixing. The microwave bandpass filtering is realized by passing the mixed microwave signals through a length of single- mode fiber, acting

  18. TOWARDS CIGS SOLAR CELLS WITH REDUCED FILM THICKNESS: A STUDY OF OPTICAL PROPERTIES AND OF PHOTONIC STRUCTURES FOR LIGHT TRAPPING

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    TOWARDS CIGS SOLAR CELLS WITH REDUCED FILM THICKNESS: A STUDY OF OPTICAL PROPERTIES AND OF PHOTONIC ABSTRACT: In view of large-scale exploitation of CuIn1-xGaxSe2 (CIGS) solar cells for photovoltaic energy. In this work we perform a full study of optical properties of CIGS solar cells grown by a hybrid sputtering

  19. Integrating optics and microfluidics for time-correlated single-photon counting in lab-on-a-chip devices

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    Buller, Gerald S.

    Integrating optics and microfluidics for time-correlated single-photon counting in lab waveguides with lab-on-a-chip structures to produce an integrated optical-microfluidic platform for time layers. Microfluidic channels were dry etched directly through the waveguides and the device was sealed

  20. 898 IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 19, NO. 12, JUNE 15, 2007 10-Gb/s Wavelength Transparent Optically Controlled

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    Wai, Ping-kong Alexander

    Transparent Optically Controlled Buffer Using Photonic-Crystal-Fiber-Based Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror C. C they are stored in the memory for 2;4;. . . ; and 12 round-trips. Indepen- dent bit-error-rate (BER) measurements is wavelength transparent. For data packets stored in the C-band, the maximum power penalty after the data

  1. Nanoscale optical positioning of single quantum dots for bright and pure single-photon emission

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    Luca Sapienza; Marcelo Davanco; Antonio Badolato; Kartik Srinivasan

    2015-08-05

    Self-assembled, epitaxially-grown InAs/GaAs quantum dots are promising semiconductor quantum emitters that can be integrated on a chip for a variety of photonic quantum information science applications. However, self-assembled growth results in an essentially random in-plane spatial distribution of quantum dots, presenting a challenge in creating devices that exploit the strong interaction of single quantum dots with highly confined optical modes. Here, we present a photoluminescence imaging approach for locating single quantum dots with respect to alignment features with an average position uncertainty technology for the creation of optimized single quantum dot devices. To that end, we create quantum dot single-photon sources, based on a circular Bragg grating geometry, that simultaneously exhibit high collection efficiency (48 % +/- 5 % into a 0.4 numerical aperture lens, close to the theoretically predicted value of 50 %), low multiphoton probability (g(2)(0) <1 %), and a significant Purcell enhancement factor (~ 3).

  2. Near-field optical microscopy with a nanodiamond-based single photon tip

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    Cuche, A; Sonnefraud, Y; Faklaris, O; Treussart, F; Roch, J -F; Huant, S

    2009-01-01

    We introduce a point-like scanning single-photon source that operates at room temperature and offers an exceptional photostability (no blinking, no bleaching). This is obtained by grafting in a controlled way a diamond nanocrystal (size around 20 nm) with single nitrogen-vacancy color-center occupancy at the apex of an optical probe. As an application, we image metallic nanostructures in the near-field, thereby achieving a near-field scanning single-photon microscopy working at room temperature on the long term. Our work may be of importance to various emerging fields of nanoscience where an accurate positioning of a quantum emitter is required such as for example quantum plasmonics.

  3. Impact of slow-light enhancement on optical propagation in active semiconductor photonic crystal waveguides

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    Chen, Yaohui; Gregersen, Niels; Mørk, Jesper

    2015-01-01

    We derive and validate a set of coupled Bloch wave equations for analyzing the reflection and transmission properties of active semiconductor photonic crystal waveguides. In such devices, slow-light propagation can be used to enhance the material gain per unit length, enabling, for example, the realization of short optical amplifiers compatible with photonic integration. The coupled wave analysis is compared to numerical approaches based on the Fourier modal method and a frequency domain finite element technique. The presence of material gain leads to the build-up of a backscattered field, which is interpreted as distributed feedback effects or reflection at passive-active interfaces, depending on the approach taken. For very large material gain values, the band structure of the waveguide is perturbed, and deviations from the simple coupled Bloch wave model are found.

  4. Photons with a Twist: Coherent Optical Vortices From Relativistic Electron Beams

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    Knyazik, Andrey

    2013-01-01

    Khamitova. Utilization of photon orbital angular momentum inof Coherent Broadband Photon Pulses with a Cascadedfree-electron laser. Nat Photon, 4(9):641647, 2010. [6] L.

  5. Tunable temporal gap based on simultaneous fast and slow light in electro-optic photonic crystals

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    Li, Guangzhen; Jiang, Haowei; Liu, Yi'an; Liu, Xiao; Chen, Xianfeng

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrated a tunable temporal gap based on simultaneous fast and slow light in electro-optic photonic crystals. The light experiences an anomalous dispersion near the transmission center and a normal dispersion away from the center, where it can be accelerated and slowed down, respectively. We also obtained the switch between fast and slow light by adjusting the external electric filed. The observed largest temporal gap is 541 ps, which is crucial in practical event operation inside the gap. The results offer a new solution for temporal cloak.

  6. Bio-Optical Response and Coupling with Physical Processes in the Lombok Strait Region

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    Boss, Emmanuel S.

    Bio-Optical Response and Coupling with Physical Processes in the Lombok Strait Region Burton H.boss@maine.edu ABSTRACT The optical structure and variability of the Lombok Straits region is poorly understood, but available remotely sensed ocean color indicates that there is a strong optical response and signal

  7. Compactly packaged superconducting nanowire single-photon detector with an optical cavity for multichannel system

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    Shigehito Miki; Masanori Takeda; Mikio Fujiwara; Masahide Sasaki; Zhen Wang

    2010-02-28

    We developed superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors with an optical cavity (OC-SNSPDs) for multichannel systems. For efficient coupling, the devices were installed in compact fiber-coupled packages after their substrate thickness was reduced from 400 to 45 $\\mu$m. The measured detection efficiency (DE) measurement at different substrate thicknesses and the estimation of optical coupling efficiency indicated that ~98% of the input light beam could be radiated on a 15x15 $\\mu m^2$ nanowire area from behind the substrate. The DEs of a NbN OC-SNSPD system were observed to be 9.5% and 25% at 1550 nm and 1310 nm, respectively (dark-count rate: 100 c/s).

  8. Channel-capacity gain in entanglement-assisted communication protocols based exclusively on linear optics, single-photon inputs, and coincidence photon counting

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    Lougovski, P.; Uskov, D. B.

    2015-08-04

    Entanglement can effectively increase communication channel capacity as evidenced by dense coding that predicts a capacity gain of 1 bit when compared to entanglement-free protocols. However, dense coding relies on Bell states and when implemented using photons the capacity gain is bounded by 0.585 bits due to one's inability to discriminate between the four optically encoded Bell states. In this research we study the following question: Are there alternative entanglement-assisted protocols that rely only on linear optics, coincidence photon counting, and separable single-photon input states and at the same time provide a greater capacity gain than 0.585 bits? In thismore »study, we show that besides the Bell states there is a class of bipartite four-mode two-photon entangled states that facilitate an increase in channel capacity. We also discuss how the proposed scheme can be generalized to the case of two-photon N-mode entangled states for N=6,8.« less

  9. Soft-Lithographical Fabrication of Three-dimensional Photonic Crystals in the Optical Regime

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    Jae-Hwang Lee

    2006-08-09

    This dissertation describes several projects to realize low-cost and high-quality three-dimensional (3D) microfabrication using non-photolithographic techniques for layer-by-layer photonic crystals. Low-cost, efficient 3D microfabrication is a demanding technique not only for 3D photonic crystals but also for all other scientific areas, since it may create new functionalities beyond the limit of planar structures. However, a novel 3D microfabrication technique for photonic crystals implies the development of a complete set of sub-techniques for basic layer-by-layer stacking, inter-layer alignment, and material conversion. One of the conventional soft lithographic techniques, called microtransfer molding ({mu}TM), was developed by the Whitesides group in 1996. Although {mu}TM technique potentially has a number of advantages to overcome the limit of conventional photolithographic techniques in building up 3D microstructures, it has not been studied intensively after its demonstration. This is mainly because of technical challenges in the nature of layer-by-layer fabrication, such as the demand of very high yield in fabrication. After two years of study on conventional {mu}TM, We have developed an advanced microtransfer molding technique, called two-polymer microtransfer molding (2P-{mu}TM) that shows an extremely high yield in layer-by-layer microfabrication sufficient to produce highly layered microstructures. The use of two different photo-curable prepolymers, a filler and an adhesive, allows for fabrication of layered microstructures without thin films between layers. The capabilities of 2P-{mu}TM are demonstrated by the fabrication of a wide-area 12-layer microstructure with high structural fidelity. Second, we also had to develop an alignment technique. We studied the 1st-order diffracted moire fringes of transparent multilayered structures comprised of irregularly deformed periodic patterns. By a comparison study of the diffracted moire fringe pattern and detailed microscopy of the structure, we show that the diffracted moire fringe can be used as a nondestructive tool to analyze the alignment of multilayered structures. We demonstrate the alignment method for the case of layer-by-layer microstructures using soft lithography. The alignment method yields high contrast of fringes even when the materials being aligned have very weak contrasts. The imaging method of diffracted moire fringes is a versatile visual tool for the microfabrication of transparent deformable microstructures in layer-by-layer fashion. Third, we developed several methods to convert a polymer template to dielectric or metallic structures, for instance, metallic infiltration using electrodeposition, metallic coating using sputter deposition, dielectric infiltration using titania nano-slurry, and dielectric coating using atomic layer deposition of Titania. By several different developed techniques, high quality photonic crystals have been successfully fabricated; however, I will focus on a line of techniques to reach metallic photonic crystals in this dissertation since they are completely characterized at this moment. In addition to the attempts for photonic crystal fabrication, our non-photolithographic technique is applied for other photonic applications such as small optical waveguides whose diameter is comparable to the wavelength of guided light. Although, as guiding medium, polymers have tremendous potential because of their enormous variation in optical, chemical and mechanical properties, their application for optical waveguides is limited in conventional photolithography. By 2P-{mu}TM, we achieve low cost, high yield, high fidelity, and tailorable fabrication of small waveguides. Embedded semiconductor quantum-dots and grating couplers are used for efficient internal and external light source, respectively.

  10. Band structure and optical properties of opal photonic crystals E. Pavarini, L. C. Andreani, C. Soci, M. Galli, and F. Marabelli

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    Band structure and optical properties of opal photonic crystals E. Pavarini, L. C. Andreani, C of opal photonic crystals with fcc structure and 111 surface orientation is presented. It is based corresponding to the excitation of photonic modes in the crystal . Reflectance measurements on artificial opals

  11. Transfer of optical signals around bends in two-dimensional linear photonic networks

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    Georgios M. Nikolopoulos

    2014-11-13

    The ability to navigate light signals in two-dimensional networks of waveguide arrays is a prerequisite for the development of all-optical integrated circuits for information processing and networking. In this article, we present a theoretical analysis of bending losses in linear photonic lattices with engineered couplings, and discuss possible ways for their minimization. In contrast to previous work in the field, the lattices under consideration operate in the linear regime, in the sense that discrete solitons cannot exist. The present results suggest that the functionality of linear waveguide networks can be extended to operations that go beyond the recently demonstrated point-to-point transfer of signals, such as blocking, routing, logic functions, etc.

  12. Variation around a Pyramid theme: optical recombination and optimal use of photons

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    Fauvarque, O; Fusco, T; Sauvage, J F

    2015-01-01

    We propose a new type of Wave Front Sensor (WFS) derived from the Pyramid WFS (PWFS). This new WFS, called the Flattened Pyramid-WFS (FPWFS), has a reduced Pyramid angle in order to optically overlap the four pupil images into an unique intensity. This map is then used to derive the phase information. In this letter this new WFS is compared to three existing WFSs, namely the PWFS, the Modulated PWFS (MPWFS) and the Zernike WFS (ZWFS) following tests about sensitivity, linearity range and low photon flux behavior. The FPWFS turns out to be more linear than a modulated pyramid for the high-spatial order aberrations but it provides an improved sensitivity compared to the non-modulated pyramid. The noise propagation may even be as low as the ZWFS for some given radial orders. Furthermore, the pixel arrangement being more efficient than for the PWFS, the FPWFS seems particularly well suited for high-contrast applications.

  13. High Efficiency Optical MEMS by the Integration of Photonic Lattices with Surface MEMS

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    FLEMING, JAMES G.; LIN, SHAWN-YU; MANI, SEETHAMBAL S.; RODGERS, M. STEVEN; DAGEL, DARYL J.

    2002-11-01

    This report outlines our work on the integration of high efficiency photonic lattice structures with MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems). The simplest of these structures were based on 1-D mirror structures. These were integrated into a variety of devices, movable mirrors, switchable cavities and finally into Bragg fiber structures which enable the control of light in at least 2 dimensions. Of these devices, the most complex were the Bragg fibers. Bragg fibers consist of hollow tubes in which light is guided in a low index media (air) and confined by surrounding Bragg mirror stacks. In this work, structures with internal diameters from 5 to 30 microns have been fabricated and much larger structures should also be possible. We have demonstrated the fabrication of these structures with short wavelength band edges ranging from 400 to 1600nm. There may be potential applications for such structures in the fields of integrated optics and BioMEMS. We have also looked at the possibility of waveguiding in 3 dimensions by integrating defects into 3-dimensional photonic lattice structures. Eventually it may be possible to tune such structures by mechanically modulating the defects.

  14. Exciton-photon interaction in low-dimensional semiconductor microcavities A. I. Tartakovski *)

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    -dimensionally 3D optically con- fined semicondu-dimensional optical confinement photon wires , fabricated from planar Bragg structures with a quantum well of Microelectronics and High-Purity Materials, Russian Academy of Sciences, 142432 Chernogolovka, Moscow Region

  15. Presidents/chairs of professional societies in optics and photonics that are alumni, current or former faculty/staff of the

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    Presidents/chairs of professional societies in optics and photonics that are alumni, current or former faculty/staff of the University of Rochester Optical Society of America (OSA) 2013 Donna-1948 Rudolf Kingslake 1933-1934 Wilbur B. Rayton 1930-1931 Loyd A. Jones International Society for Optics

  16. Implementations of quantum and classical gates with linear optical devices and photon number quantum non-demolition measurement for polarization encoded qubits

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    Joao Batista Rosa Silva; Rubens Viana Ramos

    2006-07-26

    Aiming the construction of quantum computers and quantum communication systems based on optical devices, in this work we present possible implementations of quantum and classical CNOTs gates, as well an optical setup for generation and distribution of bipartite entangled states, using linear optical devices and photon number quantum non-demolition measurement.

  17. 3D optical tomography in the presence of void regions

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    Lorenzo, Jorge Ripoll

    reconstruction scheme for optical tomography based on the equation of radiative transfer," Med. Phys. 26 1698 and F. W¨ubbeling, Mathematical Methods in Image Reconstruction (SIAM, Philadel- phia, 2001). 15. J. Sch

  18. A Reconfigurable Microwave Photonic Channelized Receiver Based on Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing Using an Optical Comb

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    Yao, Jianping

    A Reconfigurable Microwave Photonic Channelized Receiver Based on Dense Wavelength Division, Hangzhou, 310027 China b Microwave Photonics Research Laboratory, School of Information Technology: Received 27 September 2011 Accepted 13 January 2012 Available online 30 January 2012 Keywords: Microwave

  19. Block copolymer photonic crystals : towards self-assembled active optical elements

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    Yoon, Jongseung

    2006-01-01

    Block copolymers have proven to be a unique materials platform for easily fabricated large-area photonic crystals. While the basic concept of block copolymer based photonic band gap materials has been well demonstrated, ...

  20. Optical studies of photonic crystals and high index-contrast microphotonic circuits

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    Rakich, Peter Thomas

    2006-01-01

    Both high index-contrast (HIC) photonic crystals and HIC microphotonic circuits are presented in this thesis. Studies of macro-scale 2D photonic crystal meta-materials are first described. Through comparison of experimental ...

  1. Ultrafast optical parametric processes in photonic crystal fibers: fundamentals and applications

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    Gu, Chenji

    2012-01-01

    Optical spectrum analyzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Signal Idler Spectrum analyzer End mirror Residual pumpsee visually on optical spectrum analyzer, but we will also

  2. The optical interface of a photonic crystal: Modeling an opal with a stratified effective index

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    Maurin, Isabelle; Laliotis, Athanasios; Bloch, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    An artificial opal is a compact arrangement of transparent spheres, and is an archetype of a three-dimensional photonic crystal. Here, we describe the optics of an opal using a flexible model based upon a stratified medium whose (effective) index is governed by the opal density in a small planar slice of the opal. We take into account the effect of the substrate and assume a well- controlled number of layers, as it occurs for an opal fabricated by Langmuir-Blodgett deposition. The calculations are performed with transfer matrices, and an absorptive component in the effective index is introduced to account for the light scattering. This one-dimensional formalism allows quantitative predictions for reflection and transmission, notably as a function of the ratio between the irradiation wavelength and the sphere diameter, or as a function of the incidence angle or of the polarization. It can be used for an irradiation from the substrate side or from the vacuum side and can account for defect layers. The interface...

  3. Three-dimensional photonic crystal fluorinated tin oxide (FTO) electrodes : synthesis and optical and electrical properties.

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    Yang, Z.; Gao, S.; Li, W.; Vlasko-Vlasov, V.; Welp, U.; Kwok, W.-K.; Xu, T.

    2011-04-01

    Photovoltaic (PV) schemes often encounter a pair of fundamentally opposing requirements on the thickness of semiconductor layer: a thicker PV semiconductor layer provides enhanced optical density, but inevitably increases the charge transport path length. An effective approach to solve this dilemma is to enhance the interface area between the terminal electrode, i.e., transparent conducting oxide (TCO) and the semiconductor layer. As such, we report a facile, template-assisted, and solution chemistry-based synthesis of 3-dimensional inverse opal fluorinated tin oxide (IO-FTO) electrodes. Synergistically, the photonic crystal structure possessed in the IO-FTO exhibits strong light trapping capability. Furthermore, the electrical properties of the IO-FTO electrodes are studied by Hall effect and sheet resistance measurement. Using atomic layer deposition method, an ultrathin TiO{sub 2} layer is coated on all surfaces of the IO-FTO electrodes. Cyclic voltammetry study indicates that the resulting TiO{sub 2}-coated IO-FTO shows excellent potentials as electrodes for electrolyte-based photoelectrochemical solar cells.

  4. Applications of optical parametric downconversion : I. Self-phase locking, [and] II. Generation of entangled photon pairs in periodically-poled lithium niobate

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    Mason, Elliott J. (Elliot James), 1972-

    2002-01-01

    Nonlinear optics plays a key role in many applications not only as a means of frequency synthesis and control, but also as a source of twin photons and other nonclassical states of light. Advances in nonlinear materials, ...

  5. Linear Optical Quantum Metrology with Single Photons: Exploiting Spontaneously Generated Entanglement to Beat the Shot-Noise Limit

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    Keith R. Motes; Jonathan P. Olson; Evan J. Rabeaux; Jonathan P. Dowling; S. Jay Olson; Peter P. Rohde

    2015-05-04

    Quantum number-path entanglement is a resource for super-sensitive quantum metrology and in particular provides for sub-shotnoise or even Heisenberg-limited sensitivity. However, such number-path entanglement has thought to have been resource intensive to create in the first place --- typically requiring either very strong nonlinearities, or nondeterministic preparation schemes with feed-forward, which are difficult to implement. Very recently, arising from the study of quantum random walks with multi-photon walkers, as well as the study of the computational complexity of passive linear optical interferometers fed with single-photon inputs, it has been shown that such passive linear optical devices generate a superexponentially large amount of number-path entanglement. A logical question to ask is whether this entanglement may be exploited for quantum metrology. We answer that question here in the affirmative by showing that a simple, passive, linear-optical interferometer --- fed with only uncorrelated, single-photon inputs, coupled with simple, single-mode, disjoint photodetection --- is capable of significantly beating the shotnoise limit. Our result implies a pathway forward to practical quantum metrology with readily available technology.

  6. Evaluation of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:C optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dosimeters for passive dosimetry of high-energy photon and electron beams in radiotherapy

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    Yukihara, E. G.; Mardirossian, G.; Mirzasadeghi, M.; Guduru, S.; Ahmad, S. [Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami Beach, Florida 33140 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 825 Northeast 10th Street, OUPB 1430, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 (United States); Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 825 Northeast 10th Street, OUPB 1430, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 (United States)

    2008-01-15

    This article investigates the performance of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:C optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs) for application in radiotherapy. Central-axis depth dose curves and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) responses were obtained in a water phantom for 6 and 18 MV photons, and for 6, 9, 12, 16, and 20 MeV electron beams from a Varian 21EX linear accelerator. Single OSL measurements could be repeated with a precision of 0.7% (one standard deviation) and the differences between absorbed doses measured with OSLDs and an ionization chamber were within {+-}1% for photon beams. Similar results were obtained for electron beams in the low-gradient region after correction for a 1.9% photon-to-electron bias. The distance-to-agreement values were of the order of 0.5-1.0 mm for electrons in high dose gradient regions. Additional investigations also demonstrated that the OSL response dependence on dose rate, field size, and irradiation temperature is less than 1% in the conditions of the present study. Regarding the beam energy/quality dependence, the relative response of the OSLD for 18 MV was (0.51{+-}0.48)% of the response for the 6 MV photon beam. The OSLD response for the electron beams relative to the 6 MV photon beam. The OSLD response for the electron beams relative to the 6 MV photon beam was in average 1.9% higher, but this result requires further confirmation. The relative response did not seem to vary with electron energy at d{sub max} within the experimental uncertainties (0.5% in average) and, therefore, a fixed correction factor of 1.9% eliminated the energy dependence in our experimental conditions.

  7. Coupled optical and electronic simulations of electrically pumped photonic-crystal-based LEDs

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    Dutton, Robert W.

    to investigate design tradeoffs in electrically pumped photonic crystal light emitting diodes. A finite. Keywords: Photonic crystal light emitting diode, electrically pumped device 1. INTRODUCTION Recently optoelectronic devices, such as light emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers. It has been suggested that a thin slab

  8. Nanoscale optical positioning of single quantum dots for bright, pure, and on-demand single-photon emission

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    Sapienza, Luca; Badolato, Antonio; Srinivasan, Kartik

    2015-01-01

    Self-assembled, epitaxially-grown InAs/GaAs quantum dots are promising semiconductor quantum emitters that can be integrated on a chip for a variety of photonic quantum information science applications. However, self-assembled growth results in an essentially random in-plane spatial distribution of quantum dots, presenting a challenge in creating devices that exploit the strong interaction of single quantum dots with highly confined optical modes. Here, we present a photoluminescence imaging approach for locating single quantum dots with respect to alignment features with an average (minimum) position uncertainty < 30 nm (< 10 nm), which represents an enabling technology for the creation of optimized single quantum dot devices. To that end, we create quantum dot single-photon sources, based on a circular Bragg grating geometry, that simultaneously exhibit high collection efficiency (48 % +/- 5 % into a 0.4 numerical aperture lens, close to the theoretically predicted value of 50 %), low multiphoton prob...

  9. Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors integrated with optical nano-antennae

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    Berggren, Karl K.

    Optical nano-antennae have been integrated with semiconductor lasers to intensify light at the nanoscale and photodiodes to enhance photocurrent. In quantum optics, plasmonic metal structures have been used to enhance ...

  10. Tunable micro-cavities in photonic band-gap yarns and optical fibers

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    Benoit, Gilles, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01

    The vision behind this work is the fabrication of high performance innovative fiber-based optical components over kilometer length-scales. The optical properties of these fibers derive from their multilayer dielectric ...

  11. Optical nano-woodpiles: large-area metallic photonic crystals and metamaterials

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    Ibbotson, Lindsey A.; Demetriadou, Angela; Stephen, Croxall; Hess, Ortwin; Baumberg, Jeremy J.

    2015-02-09

    Metallic woodpile photonic crystals and metamaterials operating across the visible spectrum are extremely difficult to construct over large areas, because of the intricate three-dimensional nanostructures and sub-50?nm features demanded. Previous...

  12. Photon storage in Lambda-type optically dense atomic media. IV. Optimal control using gradient ascent

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    Alexey V. Gorshkov; Tommaso Calarco; Mikhail D. Lukin; Anders S. Sorensen

    2008-04-07

    We use the numerical gradient ascent method from optimal control theory to extend efficient photon storage in Lambda-type media to previously inaccessible regimes and to provide simple intuitive explanations for our optimization techniques. In particular, by using gradient ascent to shape classical control pulses used to mediate photon storage, we open up the possibility of high efficiency photon storage in the non-adiabatic limit, in which analytical solutions to the equations of motion do not exist. This control shaping technique enables an order-of-magnitude increase in the bandwidth of the memory. We also demonstrate that the often discussed connection between time reversal and optimality in photon storage follows naturally from gradient ascent. Finally, we discuss the optimization of controlled reversible inhomogeneous broadening.

  13. 2 photon Laser optical path (Will Grimes June 3, 2013) (page 1 of 10) polarized mirror

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    Stryker, Michael

    bottom periscope mirror periscope (Thor labs RS99) into microscope scan head #12;2 photon Laser in front of the beam. bottom periscope mirror periscope (Thor labs RS99) into microscope scan head beam

  14. High-speed silicon electro-optic modulator for electronic photonic integrated circuits

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    Gan, Fuwan

    2007-01-01

    The development of future electronic-photonic integrated circuits (EPIC) based on silicon technology critically depends on the availability of CMOS-compatible high-speed modulators that enable the interaction of electronic ...

  15. Dicke Quantum Spin and Photon Glass in Optical Cavities: Non-equilibrium theory and experimental signatures

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    of the atomic spin glass physics onto a "photon glass" makes it possible to detect the glass state by standard theme in the research on strongly correlated ultracold atoms is the creation of quantum soft matter

  16. Silicon photonic parametric optical processing for ultra-high bandwidth on-chip signal grooming

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    Bergman, Keren

    St., New York, NY 10027, USA ABSTRACT We show wavelength conversion and wavelength multicasting using an energy-efficient and optically-transparent alternative for some functionalities currently realized using communication networks, the energy consumption of optical- electrical-optical (OEO) network interfaces and high

  17. Photon storage in Lambda-type optically dense atomic media. II. Free-space model

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    Alexey V. Gorshkov; Axel Andre; Mikhail D. Lukin; Anders S. Sorensen

    2007-09-08

    In a recent paper [Gorshkov et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 123601 (2007)], we presented a universal physical picture for describing a wide range of techniques for storage and retrieval of photon wave packets in Lambda-type atomic media in free space, including the adiabatic reduction of the photon group velocity, pulse-propagation control via off-resonant Raman techniques, and photon-echo based techniques. This universal picture produced an optimal control strategy for photon storage and retrieval applicable to all approaches and yielded identical maximum efficiencies for all of them. In the present paper, we present the full details of this analysis as well some of its extensions, including the discussion of the effects of non-degeneracy of the two lower levels of the Lambda system. The analysis in the present paper is based on the intuition obtained from the study of photon storage in the cavity model in the preceding paper [Gorshkov et al., Phys. Rev. A 76, 033804 (2007)].

  18. Modeling optical and UV polarization of AGNs III. From uniform-density to clumpy regions

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    Marin, F; Gaskell, C M

    2015-01-01

    A growing body of evidence suggests that part of, if not all, scattering regions of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) are clumpy. Hence. in this paper, we run radiative transfer models in the optical/UV for a variety of AGN reprocessing regions with different distributions of clumpy scattering media. We use the latest version of the Monte Carlo code STOKES presented in the first two papers of this series to model AGN reprocessing regions of increasing morphological complexity. We replace previously uniform-density media with up to thousands of constant-density clumps. We couple a continuum source to fragmented equatorial scattering regions, polar outflows, and toroidal, obscuring dust regions and investigate a wide range of geometries. We also consider different levels of fragmentation in each scattering region to evaluate importance of fragmentation for the net polarization of the AGN. We find that, in comparison with uniform-density models, equatorial distributions of gas and dust clouds result in grayer spectr...

  19. PHOTONIC NANOJET PHOTONIC NANOJET

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    Poon, Andrew Wing On

    PHOTONIC NANOJET SCANNING MICROSCOPY PHOTONIC NANOJET SCANNING MICROSCOPY Project Members: LEE Yi Final Year Project (2004 ­ 2005) #12;OVERVIEW Photonic nanojet Photonic nanojet measurement Conventional Photonic Nanojet Scanning MicroscopePhotonic Nanojet Scanning Microscope AFM tip scanning AFM tip scanning

  20. Microspherical photonics: Giant resonant light forces, spectrally resolved optical manipulation, and coupled modes of microcavity arrays

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    Li, Yangcheng

    2015-01-01

    In this dissertation novel resonant propulsion of dielectric microspheres is studied with the goal of sorting spheres with identical resonances, which are critical for developing microspherical photonics. First, evanescent field couplers were developed by fixing tapered microfibers in mechanically robust platforms. The tapers were obtained by chemical etching techniques. Using these platforms, WGMs modal numbers, coupling regimes and quality factors were determined for various spheres and compared with theory. Second, the spectroscopic properties of photonic molecules formed by spheres with better than 0.05% uniformity of WGM resonances were studied. It was shown that various spatial configurations of coupled-cavities present relatively stable mode splitting patterns in the fiber transmission spectra which can be used as spectral signatures to distinguish such photonic molecules. The third part is the study of giant resonant propulsion forces exerted on microspheres. This effect was observed in suspensions of...

  1. Photon-Photon Colliders

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    Sessler, Andrew M.

    2008-01-01

    diverse pairs of particles are produced. In photon-photon colliders. the intensity of the light is so strongunpolarized electrons or photons and fully polarized photons

  2. Photon storage in Lambda-type optically dense atomic media. I. Cavity model

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    Alexey V. Gorshkov; Axel Andre; Mikhail D. Lukin; Anders S. Sorensen

    2007-09-08

    In a recent paper [Gorshkov et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 123601 (2007)], we used a universal physical picture to optimize and demonstrate equivalence between a wide range of techniques for storage and retrieval of photon wave packets in Lambda-type atomic media in free space, including the adiabatic reduction of the photon group velocity, pulse-propagation control via off-resonant Raman techniques, and photon-echo-based techniques. In the present paper, we perform the same analysis for the cavity model. In particular, we show that the retrieval efficiency is equal to C/(1+C) independent of the retrieval technique, where C is the cooperativity parameter. We also derive the optimal strategy for storage and, in particular, demonstrate that at any detuning one can store, with the optimal efficiency of C/(1+C), any smooth input mode satisfying T C gamma >> 1 and a certain class of resonant input modes satisfying T C gamma ~ 1, where T is the duration of the input mode and 2 gamma is the transition linewidth. In the two subsequent papers of the series, we present the full analysis of the free-space model and discuss the effects of inhomogeneous broadening on photon storage.

  3. Enhanced quantum dot optical down-conversion using asymmetric 2D photonic crystals

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    Cunningham, Brian

    -performance crosslinked colloidal quantum-dot light-emitting diodes," Nat. Photonics 3(6), 341­345 (2009). 10. D. Englund. Medvedev, M. Kazes, S. H. Kan, and U. Banin, "Efficient near-infrared polymer nanocrystal light- emitting diodes," Science 295(5559), 1506­1508 (2002). 8. V. Wood, M. J. Panzer, J. L. Chen, M. S. Bradley, J. E

  4. Silicon-based mesoporous photonic crystals: towards single cell optical Kristopher A. Kilian*a

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    Kilian, Kristopher A.

    , Sydney, NSW, Australia 2052 ABSTRACT Mesoporous silicon (PSi) photonic crystals have attracted interest Nanostructured porous silicon (PSi) is formed by anodic etching of Si(100) in an ethanolic hydrofluoric acid), resistivity 0.005 cm, was cleaned first in acetone followed by ethanol with sonication for 5 minutes each

  5. Large optical spectral range dispersion engineered silicon-based photonic crystal

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    'Faolain, D. Beggs, T. White, A. Melloni, and T. Krauss, "Dispersion engineered slow light in photonic with large slow-down factor," Opt. Express 19(22), 21832­21841 (2011). 13. L. O'Faolain, D. M. Beggs, T. P

  6. High-Density Optical Data Storage Enabled by the Photonic Nanojet from a Dielectric Microsphere

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    Taflove, Allen

    ossless dielectric cylinders and spheres under elec- tromagnetic wave illumination can generate a narrow data- storage capacity. # 2009 The Japan Society of Applied Physics DOI: 10.1143/JJAP.48.03A008 L : 1.3) The photonic nanojet is not an evanescent wave, despite its location in the near field

  7. Ultra-low power fiber-coupled gallium arsenide photonic crystal cavity electro-optic modulator

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    Vuckovic, Jelena

    -induced change in refractive index of InP, GaAs, and InGaAsP," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26(1), 113­122 (1990). 7, "Ultra-low threshold, electrically pumped quantum dot photonic crystal nanocavity laser," to be published

  8. Site-Selective Optical Coupling of PbSe Nanocrystals to Si-Based Photonic

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    Young, Jeff

    -assembled quantum dots prepared by epitaxial growth on III-V substrates (e.g., InGaAs on InP, InGaAs on AlGaAs) are not available in Si, although Ge quantum dots are in development.9 Commercial infrared-emission applications photonic crystal microcavities for the purpose of forthcoming cavity quantum electrodynamics (CQED) ex

  9. PUBLISHED ONLINE: 17 JULY 2011 | DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS2044 Visualizing the local optical response to extreme-

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    Loss, Daniel

    application in science and industry. In spite of its importance, our knowledge of the optical property processes13 , X-ray parametric down-conversion (PDC) into the optical region, where an X-ray pump photon

  10. Photonic-powered cable assembly

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    Sanderson, Stephen N.; Appel, Titus James; Wrye, IV, Walter C.

    2013-01-22

    A photonic-cable assembly includes a power source cable connector ("PSCC") coupled to a power receive cable connector ("PRCC") via a fiber cable. The PSCC electrically connects to a first electronic device and houses a photonic power source and an optical data transmitter. The fiber cable includes an optical transmit data path coupled to the optical data transmitter, an optical power path coupled to the photonic power source, and an optical feedback path coupled to provide feedback control to the photonic power source. The PRCC electrically connects to a second electronic device and houses an optical data receiver coupled to the optical transmit data path, a feedback controller coupled to the optical feedback path to control the photonic power source, and a photonic power converter coupled to the optical power path to convert photonic energy received over the optical power path to electrical energy to power components of the PRCC.

  11. Photonic-powered cable assembly

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    Sanderson, Stephen N; Appel, Titus James; Wrye, IV, Walter C

    2014-06-24

    A photonic-cable assembly includes a power source cable connector ("PSCC") coupled to a power receive cable connector ("PRCC") via a fiber cable. The PSCC electrically connects to a first electronic device and houses a photonic power source and an optical data transmitter. The fiber cable includes an optical transmit data path coupled to the optical data transmitter, an optical power path coupled to the photonic power source, and an optical feedback path coupled to provide feedback control to the photonic power source. The PRCC electrically connects to a second electronic device and houses an optical data receiver coupled to the optical transmit data path, a feedback controller coupled to the optical feedback path to control the photonic power source, and a photonic power converter coupled to the optical power path to convert photonic energy received over the optical power path to electrical energy to power components of the PRCC.

  12. Tuning light matter interaction in magnetic nanofluid based field induced photonic crystal-glass structure by controlling optical path length

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    Laskar, Junaid M; Philip, John

    2015-01-01

    The ability to control the light matter interaction and simultaneous tuning of both structural order and disorder in materials, although are important in photonics, but still remain as major challenges. In this paper, we show that optical path length dictates light-matter interaction in the same crystal structure formed by the ordering of magnetic nanoparticle self-assembled columns inside magnetic nanofluid under applied field. When the optical path length (L=80 {\\mu}m) is shorter than the optical (for wavelength, {\\lambda}=632.8 nm) coherence length inside the magnetic nanofluid under applied field, a Debye diffraction ring pattern is observed; while for longer path length (L=1mm), a corona ring of scattered light is observed. Analysis of Debye diffraction ring pattern suggests the formation of 3D hexagonal crystal structure, where the longitudinal and lateral inter-column spacings are 5.281 and 7.344 microns, respectively. Observation of speckles within the Debye diffraction pattern confirms the presence o...

  13. Magneto-optical and multiferroic oxide thin films, integrated nonreciprocal photonic devices and multiferroic memory devices

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    Onbas??l?, Mehmet Cengiz

    2015-01-01

    Complex oxide thin films offer unique functionalities which can potentially extend the utility of current storage, processing and optical isolator technologies. In this thesis, we present three categories of studies on ...

  14. Fabrication and testing of nano-optical structures for advanced photonics and quantum information processing applications 

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    Khan, Mughees Mahmood

    2009-05-15

    Interest in the fabrication of nano-optical structures has increased dramatically in recent years, due to advances in lithographic resolution. In particular, metallic nanostructures are of interest because of their ability ...

  15. Breakdown of the photon lifetime concept in optical cavities with negative group delay

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    Lauprêtre, T; Ghosh, R; Carusotto, I; Goldfarb, F; Bretenaker, F

    2011-01-01

    The concept of photon lifetime in a cavity is shown to be non-relevant in the case where the cavity round-trip group delay is negative due to the presence of a strong intracavity negative dispersion. Causality is shown to forbid the cavity spectrum from being a single Lorentzian. These features are tested experimentally using intracavity detuned electromagnetically induced transparency in room-temperature metastable helium.

  16. Optical properties of GaAs 2D hexagonal and cubic photonic crystal

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    Arab, F. Assali, A.; Grain, R.; Kanouni, F.

    2015-03-30

    In this paper we present our theoretical study of 2D hexagonal and cubic rods GaAs in air, with plan wave expansion (PWE) and finite difference time domain (FDTD) by using BandSOLVE and FullWAVE of Rsoft photonic CAD package. In order to investigate the effect of symmetry and radius, we performed calculations of the band structures for both TM and TE polarization, contour and electromagnetic propagation and transmission spectra. Our calculations show that the hexagonal structure gives a largest band gaps compare to cubic one for a same filling factor.

  17. Discrimination of Optical Coherent States using a Photon Number Resolving Detector

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    Christoffer Wittmann; Ulrik L. Andersen; Gerd Leuchs

    2009-07-14

    The discrimination of non-orthogonal quantum states with reduced or without errors is a fundamental task in quantum measurement theory. In this work, we investigate a quantum measurement strategy capable of discriminating two coherent states probabilistically with significantly smaller error probabilities than can be obtained using non-probabilistic state discrimination. We find that appropriate postselection of the measurement data of a photon number resolving detector can be used to discriminate two coherent states with small error probability. We compare our new receiver to an optimal intermediate measurement between minimum error discrimination and unambiguous state discrimination.

  18. A Hydrochemical Hybrid Code for Astrophysical Problems. I. Code Verification and Benchmarks for Photon-Dominated Region (PDR)

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    Motoyama, Kazutaka; Shang, Hsien; Krasnopolsky, Ruben; Hasegawa, Tatsuhiko

    2015-01-01

    A two dimensional hydrochemical hybrid code, KM2, is constructed to deal with astrophysical problems that would require coupled hydrodynamical and chemical evolution. The code assumes axisymmetry in cylindrical coordinate system, and consists of two modules: a hydrodynamics module and a chemistry module. The hydrodynamics module solves hydrodynamics using a Godunov-type finite volume scheme and treats included chemical species as passively advected scalars. The chemistry module implicitly solves non-equilibrium chemistry and change of the energy due to thermal processes with transfer of external ultraviolet radiation. Self-shielding effects on photodissociation of CO and H$_2$ are included. In this introductory paper, the adopted numerical method is presented, along with code verifications using the hydrodynamics modules, and a benchmark on the chemistry module with reactions specific to a photon-dominated region (PDR). Finally, as an example of the expected capability, the hydrochemical evolution of a PDR is...

  19. Nonimaging Optical Gain in Luminescent Concentration through Photonic Control of Emission Etendue

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    Rogers, John A.

    and show that it delivers three times more luminescent power to an opposing GaAs photovoltaic cell when their concentration ratio because their emission is angularly isotropic. Here, we use a luminescent thin film bilayer: luminescence, solar concentration, nonimaging optics, microcavity, spontaneous emission, photovoltaics

  20. Photon Maps Photon Tracing

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    Lischinski, Dani

    Photon Maps Photon Tracing Simulating light propagation by shooting photons from the light sources. Photon Tracing Storing the incidences of photon's path. Implementing surface properties statistically. Russian Roulette. Photon Tracing Photon maps keep: Incidence point (in 3D). The normal at that point

  1. High field, high efficiency terahertz pulse generation by optical rectification

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    Huang, Wenqian Ronny

    2014-01-01

    The great difficulty of producing high intensity radiation in the terahertz (THz) spectral region by conventional electronics has stimulated interest in development of sources based on photonics. Optical rectification in ...

  2. Gravitational microlensing of quasar broad line regions at large optical depths

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    Geraint F. Lewis; Rodrigo A. Ibata

    2003-10-29

    Recent estimates of the scale of structures at the heart of quasars suggest that the region responsible for the broad line emission are smaller than previously thought. With this revision of scale, the broad line region is amenable to the influence of gravitational microlensing. This study investigates the influence on microlensing at high optical depth on a number of current models of the Broad Line Region (BLR). It is found that the BLR can be significantly magnified by the action of microlensing, although the degree of magnification is dependent upon spatial and kinematic structure of the BLR. Furthermore, while there is a correlation between the microlensing fluctuations of the continuum source and the BLR, there is substantial scatter about this relation, revealing that broadband photometric monitoring is not necessarily a guide to microlensing of the BLR. The results of this study demonstrate that the spatial and kinematic structure within the BLR may be determined via spectroscopic monitoring of microlensed quasars.

  3. A possibility for using an APPLE undulator to generate a photon beam with transverse optical modes.

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    Sasaki, S.; McNulty, I.; Shimada, T.; JAEA

    2008-01-01

    We investigate use of an APPLE-type undulator for generating Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) and Hermite-Gaussian (HG) mode beams. We find that the second harmonic radiation in the circular mode corresponds to an LG beam with l=1, and the second harmonic in the linear mode corresponds to an HG beam with l=1. The combination of an APPLE undulator and conventional monochromator optics may provide an opportunity for a new type of experimental research in the synchrotron radiation community.

  4. Analog integrated photonics

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    Sorace-Agaskar, Cheryl M. (Cheryl Marie)

    2015-01-01

    Silicon photonics promises to revolutionize the field of optics by allowing for cheap, compact, low-power and low-noise optical systems on chip. In the past decade and a half, the basic functionality and acceptable performance ...

  5. Deep optical survey of the stellar content of Sh2-311 region

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    Yadav, Ram Kesh; Sharma, Saurabh; Jose, J; Ogura, K; Kobayashi, N; Samal, M R; Eswaraiah, C; Chandola, H C

    2014-01-01

    The stellar content in and around Sh2-311 region have been studied using the deep optical observations as well as near-infrared (NIR) data from 2MASS. The region contains three clusters, viz. NGC 2467, Haffner 18 and Haffner 19. We have made an attempt to distinguish the stellar content of these individual regions as well as to re-determine their fundamental parameters such as distance, reddening, age, onto the basis of a new and more extended optical and infrared photometric data set. NGC 2467 and Haffner 19 are found to be located in the Perseus arm at the distances of 5.0 $\\pm$ 0.4 kpc and 5.7 $\\pm$ 0.4 kpc, respectively, whereas Haffner 18 is located at the distance of 11.2 $\\pm$ 1.0 kpc. The clusters NGC 2467 and Haffner 19 might have formed from the same molecular cloud, whereas the cluster Haffner 18 is located in the outer galactic arm, i.e. the Norma-Cygnus arm. We identify 8 class II young stellar objects (YSOs) using the NIR $(J - H)/(H - K)$ two colour diagram. We have estimated the age and mass o...

  6. www.osa-opn.org22 | OPN Optics & Photonics News Researchers at the

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    California at San Diego, University of

    - lows the sun's posi- tion using a novel tracking platform (the black frame). #12, storage devices and tracking mechanics. A vast amount of research is currently focused on perfecting each deployment. he sun beats down on the American Southwest with a vengeance. In fact, the arid desert region

  7. Photon-counting Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry based on up-conversion detector and fiber Fabry-Perot scanning interferometer

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    Haiyun Xia; Mingjia Shangguan; Guoliang Shentu; Chong Wang; Jiawei Qiu; Xiuxiu Xia; Chao Chen; Mingyang Zheng; Xiuping Xie; Qiang Zhang; Xiankang Dou; Jianwei Pan

    2015-04-06

    A direct-detection Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry (BOTDR) is proposed and demonstrated by using an up-conversion single-photon detector and a fiber Fabry-Perot scanning interferometer (FFP-SI). Taking advantage of high signal-to-noise ratio of the detector and high spectrum resolution of the FFP-SI, the Brillouin spectrum along a polarization maintaining fiber (PMF) is recorded on a multiscaler with a small data size directly. In contrast with conventional BOTDR adopting coherent detection, photon-counting BOTDR is simpler in structure and easier in data processing. In the demonstration experiment, characteristic parameters of the Brillouin spectrum including its power, spectral width and frequency center are analyzed simultaneously along a 10 km PMF at different temperature and stain conditions.

  8. Nanowires and nanoribbons as subwavelength optical waveguides and their use as components in photonic circuits and devices

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    Yang, Peidong; Law, Matt; Sirbuly, Donald J.; Johnson, Justin C.; Saykally, Richard; Fan, Rong; Tao, Andrea

    2012-10-02

    Nanoribbons and nanowires having diameters less than the wavelength of light are used in the formation and operation of optical circuits and devices. Such nanostructures function as subwavelength optical waveguides which form a fundamental building block for optical integration. The extraordinary length, flexibility and strength of these structures enable their manipulation on surfaces, including the precise positioning and optical linking of nanoribbon/wire waveguides and other nanoribbon/wire elements to form optical networks and devices. In addition, such structures provide for waveguiding in liquids, enabling them to further be used in other applications such as optical probes and sensors.

  9. Optical Communication Without Photons

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    Nicolas Gisin

    2013-04-30

    I analyse a recent quantum communication protocol by Salih et al. that allows one to communicate without any particle carrying the information from the sender to the receiver. I show how this can equally be achieved using classical communication.

  10. SPIE Optics + Photonics 2011

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein1-0845*RV 14800SmallVacuum Date:elog

  11. Deterministic photon-emitter coupling in chiral photonic circuits

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    Immo Söllner; Sahand Mahmoodian; Sofie Lindskov Hansen; Leonardo Midolo; Alisa Javadi; Gabija Kiršansk?; Tommaso Pregnolato; Haitham El-Ella; Eun Hye Lee; Jin Dong Song; Søren Stobbe; Peter Lodahl

    2015-01-12

    The ability to engineer photon emission and photon scattering is at the heart of modern photonics applications ranging from light harvesting, through novel compact light sources, to quantum-information processing based on single photons. Nanophotonic waveguides are particularly well suited for such applications since they confine photon propagation to a 1D geometry thereby increasing the interaction between light and matter. Adding chiral functionalities to nanophotonic waveguides lead to new opportunities enabling integrated and robust quantum-photonic devices or the observation of novel topological photonic states. In a regular waveguide, a quantum emitter radiates photons in either of two directions, and photon emission and absorption are reverse processes. This symmetry is violated in nanophotonic structures where a non-transversal local electric field implies that both photon emission and scattering may become directional. Here we experimentally demonstrate that the internal state of a quantum emitter determines the chirality of single-photon emission in a specially engineered photonic-crystal waveguide. Single-photon emission into the waveguide with a directionality of more than 90\\% is observed under conditions where practically all emitted photons are coupled to the waveguide. Such deterministic and highly directional photon emission enables on-chip optical diodes, circulators operating at the single-photon level, and deterministic quantum gates. Based on our experimental demonstration, we propose an experimentally achievable and fully scalable deterministic photon-photon CNOT gate, which so far has been missing in photonic quantum-information processing where most gates are probabilistic.

  12. QCD predictions for spin dependent photonic structure function $g_1^?(x,Q^2)$ in the low x region of future linear colliders

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    J. Kwiecinski; B. Ziaja

    2000-11-21

    Spin dependent structure function $g_1^{\\gamma}(x,Q^2)$ of the polarised photon is analysed within the formalism based upon the unintegrated spin dependent parton distributions incorporating the LO Altarelli-Parisi evolution and the double $ln^2(1/x)$ resummation at low values of Bjorken parameter x. We analyse the effects of the double $ln^2(1/x)$ resummation on the behaviour of $g_1^{\\gamma}(x,Q^2)$ in the low x region which may be accessible in future linear $e^+e^-$ and $e\\gamma$ colliders. Sensitivity of the predictions on the possible nonperturbative gluon content of the polarised photons is analysed. Predictions for spin dependent gluon distribution $\\Delta g^{\\gamma} (x,Q^2)$ are also given.

  13. 714 IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 12, NO. 6, JUNE 2000 Skew and Jitter Removal Using Short Optical Pulses

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    Miller, David A. B.

    , and retransmission of digital data. Index Terms--CMOS integrated circuits, optical intercon- nections, optical pulses, system design, and timing issues. Here, we define short pulse optical interconnects as those using-98-1-0002, and a subaward from the University of New Mexico. The authors are with the Departments of Applied Physics

  14. IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 17, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2005 2733 Width and Wavelength-Tunable Optical RZ Pulse

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    Purdue University

    -Tunable Optical RZ Pulse Generation and RZ-to-NRZ Format Conversion at 10 GHz Using Spectral Line-by-Line Control, IEEE Abstract--We demonstrate a method for tunable optical return- to-zero (RZ) pulse generation on spectral line-by-line pulse shaping of a wavelength- tunable mode-locked laser. All-optical RZ

  15. September 1, 2001 / Vol. 26, No. 17 / OPTICS LETTERS 1335 Perturbation Monte Carlo methods to solve inverse photon

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    Boas, David

    September 1, 2001 / Vol. 26, No. 17 / OPTICS LETTERS 1335 Perturbation Monte Carlo methods to solve with respect to perturbations in background tissue optical properties. We then feed this derivative information to a nonlinear optimization algorithm to determine the optical properties of the tissue heterogeneity under

  16. IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 22, NO. 10, MAY 15, 2010 715 Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generation-Based

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    Kolner, Brian H.

    -bit 40-Gb/s label in nonreturn-to-zero and return-to- zero on­off keying formats indicate Generation-Based Packet Generation and All-Optical Separation for Optical-Label Switching Tingting He--This letter introduces a versatile modulation-format transparent optical-label switching (OLS) transmitter

  17. Optical Properties of Graphene from the THz to the Visible Spectral Region

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    Lin, I Tan

    2012-01-01

    M.F. , et al. , Trilayer graphene is a semimetal with ap. 183-191. Bonaccorso, F. , et al. , Graphene photonics andet al. , Properties of graphene: a theoretical perspective.

  18. 1472 IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 19, NO. 19, OCTOBER 1, 2007 A Tunable Photonic Microwave Filter With

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    Yao, Jianping

    Microwave Filter With a Complex Coefficient Using an Optical RF Phase Shifter Yu Yan and Jianping Yao, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--A novel tunable photonic microwave filter with complex coefficients modulators, and the phase shift remains constant over the microwave spectral region of interest. A two

  19. Conditioned homodyne detection at the single-photon level: Intensity-field correlations for a two-level atom in an optical parametric oscillator

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    Strimbu, C. Elliot; Leach, Joseph; Rice, P.R. [Department of Physics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056 (United States)

    2005-01-01

    We consider intensity-field correlation functions for a two-level atom in a degenerate optical parametric oscillator (OPO), which would result from a conditioned homodyne measurement. Analytic results are obtained in the limit of weak driving fields using quantum trajectory methods for both the transmitted and fluorescent fields. This system is unique in that after detection of a photon, it is known that one excitation is in the system, in either the atom or cavity mode. We find large violations of inequalities satisfied by classical fields, for both transmitted and fluorescent fields. This is in contrast to the usual cavity QED system of an atom in a driven cavity where we do not find nonclassical behavior in the intensity-field correlation function in fluorescence. This is understood in terms of a relationship between the intensity-field correlation function and the second-order intensity correlation function, as well as the different amount of field-atom entanglement in the two systems. We show that for weak-field cavity QED one must have photon bunching to have nonclassical behavior in the intensity-field correlation function. We compare our results to those of an ordinary OPO. Finally, we also consider cross correlations, where we examine the transmitted (fluorescent) field conditioned by detection of a fluorescent (transmitted) photon.

  20. Nonlinear switching and solitons in PT-symmetric photonic systems

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    Suchkov, Sergey V; Huang, Jiahao; Dmitriev, Sergey V; Lee, Chaohong; Kivshar, Yuri S

    2015-01-01

    One of the challenges of the modern photonics is to develop all-optical devices enabling increased speed and energy efficiency for transmitting and processing information on an optical chip. It is believed that the recently suggested Parity-Time (PT) symmetric photonic systems with alternating regions of gain and loss can bring novel functionalities. In such systems, losses are as important as gain and, depending on the structural parameters, gain compensates losses. Generally, PT systems demonstrate nontrivial non-conservative wave interactions and phase transitions, which can be employed for signal filtering and switching, opening new prospects for active control of light. In this review, we discuss a broad range of problems involving nonlinear PT-symmetric photonic systems with an intensity-dependent refractive index. Nonlinearity in such PT symmetric systems provides a basis for many effects such as the formation of localized modes, nonlinearly-induced PT-symmetry breaking, and all-optical switching. Nonl...

  1. Photonic layered media

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    Fleming, James G. (Albuquerque, NM); Lin, Shawn-Yu (Albuquerque, NM)

    2002-01-01

    A new class of structured dielectric media which exhibit significant photonic bandstructure has been invented. The new structures, called photonic layered media, are easy to fabricate using existing layer-by-layer growth techniques, and offer the ability to significantly extend our practical ability to tailor the properties of such optical materials.

  2. Semiconductor superlattice diodes for detection of terahertz photons: The role of hybridization of the plasma and polar-optical phonon modes

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    Ignatov, Anatoly A., E-mail: ign@ipm.sci-nnov.ru [Institute for Physics of Microstructures, RAS, GSP-105, Nizhny Novgorod 603950 (Russian Federation); Department of Radio-Physics, University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod 603950 (Russian Federation)

    2014-08-28

    The current (voltage) responsivity of a superlattice-based diode detector has been studied theoretically in the terahertz frequency band that includes the region of the polar-optical phonon frequencies. Within the framework of an equivalent circuit approach, the electro-dynamical model which allows one to analyze the responsivity taking into account the hybridization of the plasma and polar-optical phonon modes both in the substrate and in the cladding layers of the diode has been suggested. It has been shown that the presence of the plasma and polar-optical phonon modes gives rise to strong features in the frequency dependence of the responsivity, i.e., to the resonance dips and peaks at frequencies of hybridized plasmons and polar-optical phonons. It has been suggested that by judicious engineering of the superlattice-based diodes, it would be possible to enhance substantially their responsivity in the terahertz frequency band.

  3. Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer Imaging of Line Emission Regions of beta Lyrae Using Differential Phase Referencing

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    H. R. Schmitt; T. A. Pauls; C. Tycner; J. T. Armstrong; R. T. Zavala; J. A. Benson; G. C. Gilbreath; R. B. Hindsley; D. J. Hutter; K. J. Johnston; A. M. Jorgensen; D. Mozurkewich

    2008-01-30

    We present the results of an experiment to image the interacting binary star beta Lyrae with data from the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI), using a differential phase technique to correct for the effects of the instrument and atmosphere on the interferometer phases. We take advantage of the fact that the visual primary of beta Lyrae and the visibility calibrator we used are both nearly unresolved and nearly centrally symmetric, and consequently have interferometric phases near zero. We used this property to detect and correct for the effects of the instrument and atmosphere on the phases of beta Lyrae and to obtain differential phases in the channel containing the Halpha emission line. Combining the Halpha-channel phases with information about the line strength, we recovered complex visibilities and imaged the Halpha emission using standard radio interferometry methods. We find that the results from our differential phase technique are consistent with those obtained from a more-standard analysis using squared visibilities (V^2's). Our images show the position of the Halpha emitting regions relative to the continuum photocenter as a function of orbital phase and indicate that the major axis of the orbit is oriented along p.a.=248.8+/-1.7 deg. The orbit is smaller than previously predicted, a discrepancy that can be alleviated if we assume that the system is at a larger distance from us, or that the contribution of the stellar continuum to the Halpha channel is larger than estimated. Finally, we also detected a differential phase signal in the channels containing HeI emission lines at 587.6 and 706.5nm, with orbital behavior different from that of the Halpha, indicating that it originates from a different part of this interacting system.

  4. Photonic band gap templating using optical interference lithography Timothy Y. M. Chan, Ovidiu Toader, and Sajeev John

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    John, Sajeev

    band gap material-based optical microchip, it is necessary to have high quality, three-dimensional 3D dielectric structure of the PBG material, it is possible to guide light through micron-scale, single-mode air, and replication 11,12 have made this paramount goal a near term reality. The optical properties of PBG materials

  5. All-optical half-adder based on photonic mode junction Xianji Piao, Sunkyu Yu, and Namkyoo Park*

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    Park, Namkyoo

    with the bi-level dynamic mode-conversion across the junction. 1. Introduction Junction structures, which is the core building block for the Arithmetic Logic Unit. Different with previous works in the photonic domain conversion. 2. Design Strategy and Results Fig. 1. Multi-junction realization of monolithic half-adder; (a

  6. Novel optical phenomena with photonic crystals Chiyan Luoa, Steven G. Johnsona, Marin Soljacica, J. D. Joannopoulsa, and J. B. Pendryb

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    to Eq. 1 in a photonic crystal can be classified using the fundamental concepts in the band theory effect (anomalous electromagnetic dispersion), and (3) the possibility of superlensing (subwavelength electromagnetic (EM) properties vary periodically on a lengthscale com- parable to the wavelength of light

  7. Optical characterisation of 2D macroporous silicon photonic crystals with bandgaps around 3.5 and 1.3 lm

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    Van Driel, Henry M.

    photonic crystals (PCs) have gained considerable interest due to their possibility to ``mold the ¯ow potential for opto-elec- tronic applications. The incorporation of linearly extended defects leads reserved. PII: S 0 9 2 5 - 3 4 6 7 ( 0 1 ) 0 0 0 1 2 - X #12;phenomena have to be understood for the defect

  8. Optics in data center network architecture

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    Farrington, Nathan

    2012-01-01

    Chapter 2 Reducing Cabling Complexity with Optics . . . . .Advances in Information Optics and Photonics. SPIE, 2008. [c-Through: Part-time Optics in Data Centers,” in Proceedings

  9. High-index-contrast electromechanical optical switches

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    Bryant, Reginald (Reginald Eugene), 1978-

    2011-01-01

    System developers are looking to replace protocol-dependent, bandwidth-limited optical networks with intelligent optically-transparent integrated photonic networks. Several electromechanical optical switches are explored ...

  10. PURDUE UNIVERSITY ULTRAFAST OPTICS & OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY Andrew M. Weiner and Ehsan Hamidi

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    Purdue University

    PURDUE UNIVERSITY ULTRAFAST OPTICS & OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY Andrew M. Weiner ULTRAFAST OPTICS & OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY Ultrawideband (UWB) Radio-frequency Photonics UWB;PURDUE UNIVERSITY ULTRAFAST OPTICS & OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY Femtosecond Pulse Shaping A

  11. Optical emission from a small scale model electric arc furnace in 250-600 nm region

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    Maekinen, A.; Tikkala, H.; Aksela, H.; Niskanen, J.

    2013-04-15

    Optical emission spectroscopy has been for long proposed for monitoring and studying industrial steel making processes. Whereas the radiative decay of thermal excitations is always taking place in high temperatures needed in steel production, one of the most promising environment for such studies are electric arc furnaces, creating plasma in excited electronic states that relax with intense characteristic emission in the optical regime. Unfortunately, large industrial scale electric arc furnaces also present a challenging environment for optical emission studies and application of the method is not straightforward. To study the usability of optical emission spectroscopy in real electric arc furnaces, we have developed a laboratory scale DC electric arc furnace presented in this paper. With the setup, optical emission spectra of Fe, Cr, Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Ni, SiO{sub 2}, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, CaO, and MgO were recorded in the wavelength range 250-600 nm and the results were analyzed with the help of reference data. The work demonstrates that using characteristic optical emission, obtaining in situ chemical information from oscillating plasma of electric arc furnaces is indeed possible. In spite of complications, the method could possibly be applied to industrial scale steel making process in order to improve its efficiency.

  12. Compound structure one-dimensional photonic crystal

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    Wu, Xiang-Yao; Liu, Xiao-Jing; Liang, Yu; Wang, Zhi-Guo; Fang, Yun-Tuan

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we have proposed a new compound structure one-dimensional photonic crystal, which include series connection, parallel connection and positive and negative feedback compound structure photonic crystal. We have studied their transmission characteristics and obtained some new results, which should be help to design new type optical devices, such as optical amplifier, photonic crystal laser and so on.

  13. Charging a Battery-Powered Device with a Fiber-Optically Connected Photonic Power System for Achieving High-Voltage Isolation

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    Lizon, David C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gioria, Jack G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dale, Gregory E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Snyder, Hans R [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes the development and testing of a system to provide isolated power to the cathode-subsystem electronics of an x-ray tube. These components are located at the cathode potential of several hundred kilovolts, requiring a supply of power isolated from this high voltage. In this design a fiber-optically connected photonic power system (PPS) is used to recharge a lithium-ion battery pack, which will subsequently supply power to the cathode-subsystem electronics. The suitability of the commercially available JDSU PPS for this application is evaluated. The output of the ppe converter is characterized. The technical aspects of its use for charging a variety of Li-Ion batteries are discussed. Battery charge protection requirements and safety concerns are also addressed.

  14. Bringing Optical Metamaterials to Reality

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    Valentine, Jason Gage

    2010-01-01

    refraction in bulk metamaterials of nanowires. ," Science ,Optical negative-index metamaterials," Nature Photonics ,Optical negative-index bulk metamaterials consisting of 2D

  15. Two-photon ionization of He as a nonlinear optical effect in the soft-x-ray region

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    Ishikawa, Kenichi L.

    the obser- vation of multiphoton transitions between Zeeman sublevels of an atom in the radiofrequency, synchrotron radiation sources, free-electron lasers, and high-order harmonic sources, high-intensity pulses in short pulse duration down to sub-fs 6,7 and in high intensity. Using this type of radiation, two

  16. Efficient Generation of Stable Photonic Microwaves by Controlling the Limit-Cycle Oscillations of Optically Injected Semiconductor Lasers

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    AlMulla, Mohammad

    2015-01-01

    OF CALIFORNIA Los Angeles Efficient Generation of StableABSTRACT OF THE DISSERTATION Efficient Generation of Stablelow-sensitivity regions for efficient mi- crowave frequency

  17. Photon-photon collisions

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    Brodsky, S.J.

    1988-07-01

    Highlights of the VIIIth International Workshop on Photon-Photon Collisions are reviewed. New experimental and theoretical results were reported in virtually every area of ..gamma gamma.. physics, particularly in exotic resonance production and tests of quantum chromodynamics where asymptotic freedom and factorization theorems provide predictions for both inclusive and exclusive ..gamma gamma.. reactions at high momentum transfer. 73 refs., 12 figs.

  18. Molecular dynamics simulations of coherent optical photon emission from shock waves in Evan J. Reed,1,2,

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    Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551, USA 2 Center for Materials Science and Engineering and Research consider the effect of thermal noise and various shock pressures on the coherent polarization currents of emission is fundamentally distinct from existing sources of many-cycle temporally coherent optical

  19. 208 OPTICS LETTERS / Vol. 1, No. 6 / December 1977 Optimum photon detection with a simple counting processor

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    Teich, Malvin C.

    distribution is required. Our results are appropriate for the analysis of photocounting optical communications method to a signal-detection theory model ofthe human vi- sual system and draw a comparison to the analysisof Hecht, Shlaer, and Pirenne [J.Gen. Physiol. 25,819 (1942)]. The relevance of the statistical

  20. Atomic quantum memory for photon polarization

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    Bloom, Benjamin Jacob, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01

    Using an ensemble of ultracold Cesium atoms in an optical cavity we demonstrate the efficient storage and retrieval of quantum information in the form of single photons. We use a photon that has scattered into the cavity ...

  1. Hidden Photons from the Sun

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    Davide Cadamuro; Javier Redondo

    2010-10-22

    A brief account of the phenomenon of photon oscillations into sub-eV mass hidden photons is given and used to estimate the flux and properties of these hypothetical particles from the Sun. A new generation of dedicated helioscopes, the Solar Hidden Photon Search (SHIPS) in the Hamburg Observatory amongst them, will cover a vast region of parameter space.

  2. Ion photon emission microscope

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    Doyle, Barney L. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2003-04-22

    An ion beam analysis system that creates microscopic multidimensional image maps of the effects of high energy ions from an unfocussed source upon a sample by correlating the exact entry point of an ion into a sample by projection imaging of the ion-induced photons emitted at that point with a signal from a detector that measures the interaction of that ion within the sample. The emitted photons are collected in the lens system of a conventional optical microscope, and projected on the image plane of a high resolution single photon position sensitive detector. Position signals from this photon detector are then correlated in time with electrical effects, including the malfunction of digital circuits, detected within the sample that were caused by the individual ion that created these photons initially.

  3. Modules and methods for all photonic computing

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    Schultz, David R. (Knoxville, TN); Ma, Chao Hung (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2001-01-01

    A method for all photonic computing, comprising the steps of: encoding a first optical/electro-optical element with a two dimensional mathematical function representing input data; illuminating the first optical/electro-optical element with a collimated beam of light; illuminating a second optical/electro-optical element with light from the first optical/electro-optical element, the second optical/electro-optical element having a characteristic response corresponding to an iterative algorithm useful for solving a partial differential equation; iteratively recirculating the signal through the second optical/electro-optical element with light from the second optical/electro-optical element for a predetermined number of iterations; and, after the predetermined number of iterations, optically and/or electro-optically collecting output data representing an iterative optical solution from the second optical/electro-optical element.

  4. Electrically pumped edge-emitting photonic bandgap semiconductor laser

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    Lin, Shawn-Yu; Zubrzycki, Walter J.

    2004-01-06

    A highly efficient, electrically pumped edge-emitting semiconductor laser based on a one- or two-dimensional photonic bandgap (PBG) structure is described. The laser optical cavity is formed using a pair of PBG mirrors operating in the photonic band gap regime. Transverse confinement is achieved by surrounding an active semiconductor layer of high refractive index with lower-index cladding layers. The cladding layers can be electrically insulating in the passive PBG mirror and waveguide regions with a small conducting aperture for efficient channeling of the injection pump current into the active region. The active layer can comprise a quantum well structure. The quantum well structure can be relaxed in the passive regions to provide efficient extraction of laser light from the active region.

  5. Optical Packet Switching -1 Optical Networks

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    Mellia, Marco

    Optical Packet Switching - 1 Optical Networks: from fiber transmission to photonic switching Optical Packet Switching Fabio Neri and Marco Mellia TLC Networks Group ­ Electronics Department e.mellia@polito.it ­ tel. 011 564 4173 #12;Optical Packet Switching - 2 · This work is licensed under the Creative Commons

  6. Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors : new detector architectures and integration with photonic chips

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    Najafi, Faraz

    2015-01-01

    Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) are a promising technology for long-distance optical communication and quantum information processing. Recent advances in single-photon generation, storage and ...

  7. Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer Imaging of Line Emission Regions of beta Lyrae Using Differential Phase Referencing

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    Schmitt, H R; Tycner, C; Armstrong, J T; Zavala, R T; Benson, J A; Gilbreath, G C; Hindsley, R B; Hutter, D J; Johnston, K J; Jorgensen, A M; Mozurkewich, D

    2008-01-01

    We present the results of an experiment to image the interacting binary star beta Lyrae with data from the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI), using a differential phase technique to correct for the effects of the instrument and atmosphere on the interferometer phases. We take advantage of the fact that the visual primary of beta Lyrae and the visibility calibrator we used are both nearly unresolved and nearly centrally symmetric, and consequently have interferometric phases near zero. We used this property to detect and correct for the effects of the instrument and atmosphere on the phases of beta Lyrae and to obtain differential phases in the channel containing the Halpha emission line. Combining the Halpha-channel phases with information about the line strength, we recovered complex visibilities and imaged the Halpha emission using standard radio interferometry methods. We find that the results from our differential phase technique are consistent with those obtained from a more-standard analysis ...

  8. Supersonic metal plasma impact on a surface: An optical investigation of the pre-surface region

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    Fusion Science Group, AFRD; Plasma Applications Group, AFRD; Ni, Pavel A.; Anders, Andre

    2009-12-15

    Aluminum plasma, produced in high vacuum by a pulsed, filtered cathodic arc plasma source, was directed onto a wall where if formed a coating. The accompanying ?optical flare? known from the literature was visually observed, photographed, and spectroscopically investigated with appropriately high temporal (1 ?s) and spatial (100 ?m) resolution. Consistent with other observations using different techniques, it was found that the impact of the fully ionized plasma produces metal neutrals as well as desorbed gases, both of which interact with the incoming plasma. Most effectively are charge exchange collisions between doubly charged aluminum and neutral aluminum, which lead to a reduction of the flow of doubly charged before they reach the wall, and a reduction of neutrals as the move away from the surface. Those plasma-wall interactions are relevant for coating processes as well as for interpreting the plasma properties such as ion charge state distributions.

  9. Photonics 2014, 1, 1-8; doi:10.3390/photonics1010001 ISSN 2304-6732

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    has resulted in the development of physical optics [1,2], and its impact has penetrated areas in other, environmental and sustainable living, among others. Advances in photonics and optics encompass both experimental and progressive technologies in photonics and optics have enabled the development of new technologies which have

  10. APS News | Advanced Photon Source

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    Young, Director of the X-ray Science Division in Argonne's Advanced Photon Source; Elliot Kanter, of the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Group in the X-ray Science...

  11. 1 Introduction and Ray Optics Optics is the study of light and its interaction with matter.

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    1 Introduction and Ray Optics Optics is the study of light and its interaction with matter. Light and detection of light. ,Methods of studying light, in historical order are: -ray optics -wave optics -electromagnetic optics -photon optics (E & M fields are wavefunctions of photons). In this course, we will focus

  12. Apparatus and method for qualitative and quantitative measurements of optical properties of turbid media using frequency-domain photon migration

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    Tromberg, Bruce J. (Irvine, CA); Tsay, Tsong T. (Orange, CA); Berns, Michael W. (Trabuco Canyon, CA); Svaasand, Lara O. (Rudolf Raedersu, NO); Haskell, Richard C. (Claremont, CA)

    1995-01-01

    Optical measurements of turbid media, that is media characterized by multiple light scattering, is provided through an apparatus and method for exposing a sample to a modulated laser beam. The light beam is modulated at a fundamental frequency and at a plurality of integer harmonics thereof. Modulated light is returned from the sample and preferentially detected at cross frequencies at frequencies slightly higher than the fundamental frequency and at integer harmonics of the same. The received radiance at the beat or cross frequencies is compared against a reference signal to provide a measure of the phase lag of the radiance and modulation ratio relative to a reference beam. The phase and modulation amplitude are then provided as a frequency spectrum by an array processor to which a computer applies a complete curve fit in the case of highly scattering samples or a linear curve fit below a predetermined frequency in the case of highly absorptive samples. The curve fit in any case is determined by the absorption and scattering coefficients together with a concentration of the active substance in the sample. Therefore, the curve fitting to the frequency spectrum can be used both for qualitative and quantitative analysis of substances in the sample even though the sample is highly turbid.

  13. Apparatus and method for qualitative and quantitative measurements of optical properties of turbid media using frequency-domain photon migration

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    Tromberg, B.J.; Tsay, T.T.; Berns, M.W.; Svaasand, L.O.; Haskell, R.C.

    1995-06-13

    Optical measurements of turbid media, that is media characterized by multiple light scattering, is provided through an apparatus and method for exposing a sample to a modulated laser beam. The light beam is modulated at a fundamental frequency and at a plurality of integer harmonics thereof. Modulated light is returned from the sample and preferentially detected at cross frequencies at frequencies slightly higher than the fundamental frequency and at integer harmonics of the same. The received radiance at the beat or cross frequencies is compared against a reference signal to provide a measure of the phase lag of the radiance and modulation ratio relative to a reference beam. The phase and modulation amplitude are then provided as a frequency spectrum by an array processor to which a computer applies a complete curve fit in the case of highly scattering samples or a linear curve fit below a predetermined frequency in the case of highly absorptive samples. The curve fit in any case is determined by the absorption and scattering coefficients together with a concentration of the active substance in the sample. Therefore, the curve fitting to the frequency spectrum can be used both for qualitative and quantitative analysis of substances in the sample even though the sample is highly turbid. 14 figs.

  14. Tracing Quasar Narrow-Line Regions Across Redshift: A Library of High S/N Optical Spectra

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    Tammour, A; Richards, G T

    2015-01-01

    In a single optical spectrum, the quasar narrow-line region (NLR) reveals low density, photoionized gas in the host galaxy interstellar medium, while the immediate vicinity of the central engine generates the accretion disk continuum and broad emission lines. To isolate these two components, we construct a library of high S/N optical composite spectra created from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-DR7). We divide the sample into bins of continuum luminosity and Hbeta FWHM that are used to construct median composites at different redshift steps up to 0.75. We measure the luminosities of the narrow-emission lines [NeV]3427, [NeIII]3870, [OIII]5007, and [OII]3728 with ionization potentials (IPs) of 97, 40, 35, and 13.6 eV respectively. The high IP lines' luminosities show no evidence of increase with redshift consistent with no evolution in the AGN SED or the host galaxy ISM illuminated by the continuum. In contrast, we find that the [OII] line becomes stronger at higher redshifts, and we interpret this as a co...

  15. Properties of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the northwest photon dominated region of NGC 7023. II. Traditional PAH analysis using k-means as a visualization tool

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    Boersma, C.; Bregman, J.; Allamandola, L. J.

    2014-11-10

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) emission in the Spitzer-IRS spectral map of the northwest photon dominated region (PDR) in NGC 7023 is analyzed using the 'traditional' approach in which the PAH bands and plateaus between 5.2-19.5 ?m are isolated by subtracting the underlying continuum and removing H{sub 2} emission lines. The spectra are organized into seven spectroscopic bins by using k-means clustering. Each cluster corresponds to, and reveals, a morphological zone within NGC 7023. The zones self-organize parallel to the well-defined PDR front that coincides with an increase in intensity of the H{sub 2} emission lines. PAH band profiles and integrated strengths are measured, classified, and mapped. The morphological zones revealed by the k-means clustering provides deeper insight into the conditions that drive variations in band strength ratios and evolution of the PAH population that otherwise would be lost. For example, certain band-band relations are bifurcated, revealing two limiting cases; one associated with the PDR, the other with the diffuse medium. Traditionally, PAH band strength ratios are used to gain insight into the properties of the emitting PAH population, i.e., charge, size, structure, and composition. Insights inferred from this work are compared and contrasted to those from Boersma et al. (first paper in this series), where the PAH emission in NGC 7023 is decomposed exclusively using the PAH spectra and tools made available through the NASA Ames PAH IR Spectroscopic Database.

  16. Mapping of two-photon luminescence amplification in zinc-oxide microstructures

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    Semin, S. V., E-mail: sv_semin@mail.ru; Sherstyuk, N. E.; Mishina, E. D. [Moscow State Technical University of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation (Russian Federation); Gherman, C.; Kulyuk, L. [Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Institute of Applied Physics (Moldova, Republic of); Rasing, Th. [Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials (Netherlands); Peng, L.-H. [National Taiwan University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics (China)

    2012-03-15

    The mapping of two-photon excited luminescence in aggregations of free-standing zinc oxide microrods has been carried out at room temperature. Two-photon luminescence spectra in the excitonic region for individual microrods have been recorded. The luminescence intensity exhibits a power-law dependence on the optical pump power with the exponent n > 2. This fact, along with the existence of a threshold power above which the dependence in the exciton region deviates from a quadratic one, indicates the onset of light amplification in individual ZnO microrods and the conditions preceding laser oscillation.

  17. An all-optical table-top collider for testing $??\\rightarrow??$ scattering in the region of MeV

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    Kensuke Homma; Kayo Matsuura; Kazuhisa Nakajima

    2015-05-14

    Photon-photon scatterings contain rich information on the two-photon coupling to a virtual $e^+e^-$ pair in QED and also the coupling to known resonance states in the context of QCD and the electroweak interaction. Moreover, discovering weakly-coupling resonance states over many orders of magnitude on the mass scale can provide us hints on something dark in the Universe. The perturbative QED calculations manifestly predict the maximized cross section at the MeV scale, however, any examples of real-photon - real-photon scattering have not been observed in that energy scale hitherto. Hence, we propose the direct measurement with the maximized cross-section at the center-of-mass energy of 1-2 MeV to establish the firm footing at the MeV scale. Given currently state-of-the-art high power lasers, the QED-based elastic scattering may be observed at a reasonable rate, if a photon-photon collider exploiting $\\gamma$-rays generated by the inverse Compton process with electrons delivered from laser-plasma accelerators (LPA) are properly designed. We show that such verification is feasible in a table-top scale.

  18. Time-bin entangled photon holes

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    J. Liang; J. D. Franson; T. B. Pittman

    2012-08-23

    The general concept of entangled photon holes is based on a correlated absence of photon pairs in an otherwise constant optical background. Here we consider the specialized case when this background is confined to two well-defined time bins, which allows the formation of time-bin entangled photon holes. We show that when the typical coherent state background is replaced by a true single-photon (Fock state) background, the basic time-bin entangled photon-hole state becomes equivalent to one of the time-bin entangled photon-pair states. We experimentally demonstrate these ideas using a parametric down-conversion photon-pair source, linear optics, and post-selection to violate a Bell inequality with time-bin entangled photon holes.

  19. OPTI 544. Foundations of Quantum Optics (3). Foundations of quantum optics, interaction of two-level atoms with light; basic elements of laser theory;

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    Arizona, University of

    of optical coherence. Correlation functions. Hanbury Brown and Twiss interferometry. Photon antibunching. Two

  20. Photon collider at TESLA

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    Valery Telnov

    2001-03-06

    High energy photon colliders (gamma-gamma, gamma-electron) based on backward Compton scattering of laser light is a very natural addition to e+e- linear colliders. In this report we consider this option for the TESLA project. Recent study has shown that the horizontal emittance in the TESLA damping ring can be further decreased by a factor of four. In this case the gamma-gamma luminosity luminosity in the high energy part of spectrum can reach (1/3)L_{e+e-}. Typical cross sections of interesting processes in gamma-gamma collisions are higher than those in e+e- collisions by about one order of magnitude, so the number of events in gamma-gamma collisions will be more than that in e+e- collisions. Photon colliders can, certainly, give additional information and they are the best for the study of many phenomena. The main question is now the technical feasibility. The key new element in photon colliders is a very powerful laser system. An external optical cavity is a promising approach for the TESLA project. A free electron laser is another option. However, a more straightforward solution is ``an optical storage ring (optical trap)'' with diode pumped solid state laser injector which is today technically feasible. This paper briefly reviews the status of a photon collider based at TESLA, its possible parameters and existing problems.

  1. Quantum state fusion in photons

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    Chiara Vitelli; Nicolò Spagnolo; Lorenzo Aparo; Fabio Sciarrino; Enrico Santamato; Lorenzo Marrucci

    2012-09-17

    Photons are the ideal carriers of quantum information for communication. Each photon can have a single qubit or even multiple qubits encoded in its internal quantum state, as defined by optical degrees of freedom such as polarization, wavelength, transverse modes, etc. Here, we propose and experimentally demonstrate a physical process, named "quantum state fusion", in which the two-dimensional quantum states (qubits) of two input photons are combined into a single output photon, within a four-dimensional quantum space. The inverse process is also proposed, in which the four-dimensional quantum state of a single photon is split into two photons, each carrying a qubit. Both processes can be iterated, and hence may be used to bridge multi-particle protocols of quantum information with the multi-degree-of-freedom ones, with possible applications in quantum communication networks.

  2. Direct Photons at RHIC

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    G. David; for the PHENIX Collaboration

    2008-10-21

    Direct photons are ideal tools to investigate kinematical and thermodynamical conditions of heavy ion collisions since they are emitted from all stages of the collision and once produced they leave the interaction region without further modification by the medium. The PHENIX experiment at RHIC has measured direct photon production in p+p and Au+Au collisions at 200 GeV over a wide transverse momentum ($p_T$) range. The $p$ + $p$ measurements allow a fundamental test of QCD, and serve as a baseline when we try to disentangle more complex mechanisms producing high $p_T$ direct photons in Au+Au. As for thermal photons in Au+Au we overcome the difficulties due to the large background from hadronic decays by measuring "almost real" virtual photons which appear as low invariant mass $e^+e^-$ pairs: a significant excess of direct photons is measured above the above next-to-leading order perturbative quantum chromodynamics calculations. Additional insights on the origin of direct photons can be gained with the study of the azimuthal anisotropy which benefits from the increased statistics and reaction plane resolution achieved in RHIC Year-7 data.

  3. Linear, Low Noise Microwave Photonic Systems using Phase and Frequency Modulation

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    Wyrwas, John Michael

    2012-01-01

    ii List of Figures Microwave photonics frequencies ofof signal propagation in a microwave photonic link. The out-optical FM-FDM Gb/s microwave PSK signals,” IEEE Photonics

  4. AN INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM OPTICS...

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    AN INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM OPTICS... ...the light as you've never seen before... Optics:http://science.howstuffworks.com/laser5.htm #12;5 DEFINITION Quantum Optics: "Quantum optics is a field in quantum physics, dealing OPTICS OPERATORS Light is described in terms of field operators for creation and annihilation of photons

  5. CMOS Photonic Processor-Memory Networks Vladimir Stojanovia

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    Joshi, Ajay

    .5300) Photonic integrated circuits; 1. Introduction This paper builds on recent advances [1] in building high on integrated photonic devices within a required optical power envelope, Fig. 2, in this paper we introduce

  6. Image Synthesis using Adjoint Photons R. Keith Morley

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    Shirley, Peter

    over a curved, specular reflector in a fog bank), both the geometric and optical complex- ity can. #12;sensor plane 752nm 540nm 585nm Photons lens light 420nm Adjoint Photons lens sensor (weighting

  7. Shaping and control of polychromatic light in nonlinear photonic lattices

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    . Ippen, and H. I. Smith, "A three- dimensional optical photonic crystal with designed point defects, and J. N. Winn, Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light (Princeton University Press, Princeton

  8. Coherent multi-photon interference and compensation of polarization dispersion

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    Fini, John Michael

    2001-01-01

    This thesis will explore strategies for coherent manipulation of multi-photon packets. Correlated multi-photon states can arise in nonlinear optical devices. A nonlinear quantum interferometer which includes these states ...

  9. Anomalous phenomena and spectral tailoring in photonic crystals

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    Ghebrebrhan, Michael

    2010-01-01

    Photonic crystals are recently discovered meta-materials whose optical properties arise from periodic refractive index variations. In this thesis I examine various aspects of photonic crystals including a self-assembled ...

  10. Two-Photon Emission from Semiconductors

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    Alex Hayat; Pavel Ginzburg; Meir Orenstein

    2007-10-25

    We report the first experimental observations of two-photon emission from semiconductors, to the best of our knowledge, and develop a corresponding theory for the room-temperature process. Spontaneous two-photon emission is demonstrated in optically-pumped bulk GaAs and in electrically-driven GaInP/AlGaInP quantum wells. Singly-stimulated two-photon emission measurements demonstrate the theoretically predicted two-photon optical gain in semiconductors - a necessary ingredient for any realizations of future two-photon semiconductor lasers. Photon-coincidence experiment validates the simultaneity of the electrically-driven GaInP/AlGaInP two-photon emission, limited only by detector's temporal resolution.

  11. Spontaneous Photon Emission in Cavities

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    Gernot Alber; Nils Trautmann

    2014-12-04

    We investigate spontaneous photon emission processes of two-level atoms in parabolic and ellipsoidal cavities thereby taking into account the full multimode scenario. In particular, we calculate the excitation probabilities of the atoms and the energy density of the resulting few-photon electromagnetic radiation field by using semiclassical methods for the description of the multimode scenario. Based on this approach photon path representations are developed for relevant transition probability amplitudes which are valid in the optical frequency regime where the dipole and the rotating-wave approximations apply. Comparisons with numerical results demonstrate the quality of these semiclassical results even in cases in which the wave length of a spontaneously emitted photon becomes comparable or even larger than characteristic length scales of the cavity. This is the dynamical regime in which diffraction effects become important so that geometric optical considerations are typically not applicable.

  12. The Sun in Hidden Photons

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    Javier Redondo

    2012-02-22

    We present some aspects and first results of the emission of sub-eV mass hidden photons from the Sun. The contribution from a resonant region below the photosphere can be quite significant, raising previous estimates. This is relevant for the Telescope for Hidden Photon Search, TSHIPS I, currently targeting at meV-mass hidden photons with O(10^-6) kinetic mixing with the photon. These particles could account for the large effective number of neutrinos pointed at by the cosmic microwave background and other large-scale structure probes, and are motivated in some scenarios of string theory.

  13. Synchronized Independent Narrow-band Single Photons and Efficient Generation of Photonic Entanglement

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    Zhen-Sheng Yuan; Yu-Ao Chen; Shuai Chen; Bo Zhao; Markus Koch; Thorsten Strassel; Yong Zhao; Gan-Jun Zhu; Jörg Schmiedmayer; Jian-Wei Pan

    2007-05-05

    We create independent, synchronized single-photon sources with built-in quantum memory based on two remote cold atomic ensembles. The synchronized single photons are used to demonstrate efficient generation of entanglement. The resulting entangled photon pairs violate a Bell's Inequality by 5 standard deviations. Our synchronized single photons with their long coherence time of 25 ns and the efficient creation of entanglement serve as an ideal building block for scalable linear optical quantum information processing.

  14. Variable frequency photonic crystals

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    Wu, Xiang-Yao; Liu, Xiao-Jing; Yang, Jing-Hai; Li, Hong; Chen, Wan-Jin

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we have firstly proposed a new one-dimensional variable frequency photonic crystals (VFPCs), and calculated the transmissivity and the electronic field distribution of VFPCs with and without defect layer, and considered the effect of defect layer and variable frequency function on the transmissivity and the electronic field distribution. We have obtained some new characteristics for the VFPCs, which should be help to design a new type optical devices.

  15. Methods and systems for Raman and optical cross-interrogation in flow-through silicon membranes

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    Bond, Tiziana C.; Letant, Sonia E.

    2014-09-09

    Cross-interrogating photonic detection systems and methods are shown. A flow through photonic crystal membrane with a surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate is provided with pores which are distributed along multiple regions. The pores of one region have walls to which a first type of target specific anchor can be attached, while pores of another region have walls to which a second type of target specific anchor can be attached. An optical arrangement out-of-plane to the SERS substrate is also provided for enhanced sensitivity and identification of target organisms.

  16. Nuclear Photonics

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    D. Habs; M. M. Guenther; M. Jentschel; P. G. Thirolf

    2012-01-21

    With new gamma-beam facilities like MEGa-ray at LLNL (USA) or ELI-NP at Bucharest with 10^13 g/s and a bandwidth of Delta E_g/E_g ~10^-3, a new era of g-beams with energies <=20 MeV comes into operation, compared to the present world-leading HIGS facility (Duke Univ., USA) with 10^8 g/s and Delta E_g/E_g~0.03. Even a seeded quantum FEL for g-beams may become possible, with much higher brilliance and spectral flux. At the same time new exciting possibilities open up for focused g-beams. We describe a new experiment at the g-beam of the ILL reactor (Grenoble), where we observed for the first time that the index of refraction for g-beams is determined by virtual pair creation. Using a combination of refractive and reflective optics, efficient monochromators for g-beams are being developed. Thus we have to optimize the system of the g-beam facility, the g-beam optics and g-detectors. We can trade g-intensity for band width, going down to Delta E_g/E_g ~ 10^-6 and address individual nuclear levels. 'Nuclear photonics' stresses the importance of nuclear applications. We can address with g-beams individual nuclear isotopes and not just elements like with X-ray beams. Compared to X rays, g-beams can penetrate much deeper into big samples like radioactive waste barrels, motors or batteries. We can perform tomography and microscopy studies by focusing down to micron resolution using Nucl. Reson. Fluorescence for detection with eV resolution and high spatial resolution. We discuss the dominating M1 and E1 excitations like scissors mode, two-phonon quadrupole octupole excitations, pygmy dipole excitations or giant dipole excitations under the new facet of applications. We find many new applications in biomedicine, green energy, radioactive waste management or homeland security. Also more brilliant secondary beams of neutrons and positrons can be produced.

  17. NANOSCALE OPTICAL COMPUTING USING RESONANCE ENERGY

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    Lebeck, Alvin R.

    OPTICAL COMPUTING USING RESONANCE ENERGY TRANSFER LOGIC A NEW NANOSCALE DEVICE BASED ON A SINGLE-MOLECULE OPTICAL PHENOMENON CALLED RESONANCE ENERGY TRANSFER- molecule optical devices called chromo- phores. In isolation, a given chromophore absorbs photons

  18. Direct generation of photon triplets using cascaded photon-pair sources

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    H. Hübel; D. R. Hamel; A. Fedrizzi; S. Ramelow; K. J. Resch; T. Jennewein

    2010-07-28

    Non-classical states of light, such as entangled photon pairs and number states, are essential for fundamental tests of quantum mechanics and optical quantum technologies. The most widespread technique for creating these quantum resources is the spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC) of laser light into photon pairs. Conservation of energy and momentum in this process, known as phase-matching, gives rise to strong correlations which are used to produce two-photon entanglement in various degrees of freedom. It has been a longstanding goal of the quantum optics community to realise a source that can produce analogous correlations in photon triplets, but of the many approaches considered, none have been technically feasible. In this paper we report the observation of photon triplets generated by cascaded down-conversion. Here each triplet originates from a single pump photon, and therefore quantum correlations will extend over all three photons in a way not achievable with independently created photon pairs. We expect our photon-triplet source to open up new avenues of quantum optics and become an important tool in quantum technologies. Our source will allow experimental interrogation of novel quantum correlations, the post-selection free generation of tripartite entanglement without post- selection and the generation of heralded entangled-photon pairs suitable for linear optical quantum computing. Two of the triplet photons have a wavelength matched for optimal transmission in optical fibres, ideally suited for three-party quantum communication. Furthermore, our results open interesting regimes of non-linear optics, as we observe spontaneous down-conversion pumped by single photons, an interaction also highly relevant to optical quantum computing.

  19. The mystery of spectral breaks: Lyman continuum absorption by photon-photon pair production in the Fermi GeV spectra of bright blazars

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    Stern, Boris E. [Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Prospekt 60-letiya Oktyabrya 7a, Moscow 117312 (Russian Federation); Poutanen, Juri, E-mail: stern.boris@gmail.com, E-mail: juri.poutanen@utu.fi [Tuorla Observatory, University of Turku, Väisäläntie 20, FI-21500 Piikkiö (Finland)

    2014-10-10

    We re-analyze Fermi/LAT ?-ray spectra of bright blazars using the new Pass 7 version of the detector response files and detect breaks at ?5 GeV in the rest-frame spectra of 3C 454.3 and possibly also 4C +21.35, associated with the photon-photon pair production absorption by the He II Lyman continuum (LyC). We also detect significant breaks at ?20 GeV associated with hydrogen LyC in both the individual spectra and the stacked redshift-corrected spectrum of several bright blazars. The detected breaks in the stacked spectra univocally prove that they are associated with atomic ultraviolet emission features of the quasar broad-line region (BLR). The dominance of the absorption by the hydrogen Ly complex over He II, a small detected optical depth, and break energy consistent with head-on collisions with LyC photons imply that the ?-ray emission site is located within the BLR, but most of the BLR emission comes from a flat disk-like structure producing little opacity. Alternatively, the LyC emission region size might be larger than the BLR size measured from reverberation mapping, and/or the ?-ray emitting region is extended. These solutions would resolve the long-standing issue of how the multi-hundred GeV photons can escape from the emission zone without being absorbed by softer photons.

  20. Folding Photons

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    Gregg, B. A.; van de Lagemaat, J.

    2012-05-01

    Scientists have shown that wrinkles and folds can be used to maximize the absorption of low-energy photons by efficiently redirecting them into a thin absorbing film. This inexpensive technique for structuring photonic substrates could be used to increase the efficiency of many organic photovoltaic cells.

  1. Optical XOR gate

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    Vawter, G. Allen

    2013-11-12

    An optical XOR gate is formed as a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) from two sets of optical waveguide devices on a substrate, with each set of the optical waveguide devices including an electroabsorption modulator electrically connected in series with a waveguide photodetector. The optical XOR gate utilizes two digital optical inputs to generate an XOR function digital optical output. The optical XOR gate can be formed from III-V compound semiconductor layers which are epitaxially deposited on a III-V compound semiconductor substrate, and operates at a wavelength in the range of 0.8-2.0 .mu.m.

  2. Active Temporal Multiplexing of Photons

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    Gabriel J. Mendoza; Raffaele Santagati; Jack Munns; Elizabeth Hemsley; Mateusz Piekarek; Enrique Martin-Lopez; Graham D. Marshall; Damien Bonneau; Mark G. Thompson; Jeremy L. O'Brien

    2015-08-12

    Photonic qubits constitute a leading platform to disruptive quantum technologies due to their unique low-noise properties. The cost of the photonic approach is the non-deterministic nature of many of the processes, including single-photon generation, which arises from parametric sources and negligible interaction between photons. Active temporal multiplexing - repeating a generation process in time and rerouting to single modes using an optical switching network - is a promising approach to overcome this challenge and will likely be essential for large-scale applications with greatly reduced resource complexity and system sizes. Requirements include the precise synchronization of a system of low-loss switches, delay lines, fast photon detectors, and feed-forward. Here we demonstrate temporal multiplexing of 8 'bins' from a double-passed heralded photon source and observe an increase in the heralding and heralded photon rates. This system points the way to harnessing temporal multiplexing in quantum technologies, from single-photon sources to large-scale computation.

  3. APS News 2012 | Advanced Photon Source

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    Young, Director of the X-ray Science Division in Argonne's Advanced Photon Source; Elliot Kanter, of the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Group in the X-ray Science...

  4. High index contrast platform for silicon photonics

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    Akiyama, Shoji, 1972-

    2004-01-01

    This thesis focuses on silicon-based high index contrast (HIC) photonics. In addition to mature fiber optics or low index contrast (LIC) platform, which is often referred to as Planar Lightwave Cirrcuit (PLC) or Silica ...

  5. Radio Observations of the Hubble Deep Field South Region IV: Optical Properties of the Faint Radio Population

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    M. T. Huynh; C. A. Jackson; R. P. Norris; A. Fernandez-Soto

    2008-03-31

    The Australia Telescope Hubble Deep Field-South (ATHDFS) survey of the Hubble Deep Field South reaches sensitivities of ~10 miceoJyJy at 1.4, 2.5, 5.2 and 8.7 GHz, making the ATHDFS one of the deepest surveys ever performed with the Australia Telescope Compact Array. Here we present the optical identifications of the ATHDFS radio sources using data from the literature. We find that ~66% of the radio sources have optical counterparts to I = 23.5 mag. Deep HST imaging of the area identifies a further 12% of radio sources. We present new spectroscopic observations for 98 of the radio sources, and supplement these spectroscopic redshifts with photometric ones calculated from 5-band optical imaging. The host galaxy colors and radio-to-optical ratios indicate that low luminosity (or "radio quiet") AGN make up a significant proportion of the sub-mJy radio population, a result which is in accordance with a number of other deep radio studies. The radio-to-optical ratios of the bright (S_1.4GHz > 1 mJy) sources is consistent with a bimodal distribution.

  6. Photon generator

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    Srinivasan-Rao, Triveni (Shoreham, NY)

    2002-01-01

    A photon generator includes an electron gun for emitting an electron beam, a laser for emitting a laser beam, and an interaction ring wherein the laser beam repetitively collides with the electron beam for emitting a high energy photon beam therefrom in the exemplary form of x-rays. The interaction ring is a closed loop, sized and configured for circulating the electron beam with a period substantially equal to the period of the laser beam pulses for effecting repetitive collisions.

  7. A photonic cluster state machine gun

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    Netanel H. Lindner; Terry Rudolph

    2009-08-23

    We present a method to convert certain single photon sources into devices capable of emitting large strings of photonic cluster state in a controlled and pulsed "on demand" manner. Such sources would greatly reduce the resources required to achieve linear optical quantum computation. Standard spin errors, such as dephasing, are shown to affect only 1 or 2 of the emitted photons at a time. This allows for the use of standard fault tolerance techniques, and shows that the photonic machine gun can be fired for arbitrarily long times. Using realistic parameters for current quantum dot sources, we conclude high entangled-photon emission rates are achievable, with Pauli-error rates per photon of less than 0.2%. For quantum dot sources the method has the added advantage of alleviating the problematic issues of obtaining identical photons from independent, non-identical quantum dots, and of exciton dephasing.

  8. High-quality photonic crystals with a nearly complete band gap obtained by direct inversion of woodpile templates with titanium dioxide

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    Marichy, Catherine; Froufe-Pérez, Luis S; Scheffold, Frank

    2015-01-01

    Photonic crystal materials are based on a periodic modulation of the dielectric constant on length scales comparable to the wavelength of light. These materials can exhibit photonic band gaps; frequency regions for which the propagation of electromagnetic radiation is forbidden due to the depletion of the density of states. In order to exhibit a full band gap, 3D PCs must present a threshold refractive index contrast that depends on the crystal structure. In the case of the so-called woodpile photonic crystals this threshold is comparably low, approximately 1.9 for the direct structure. Therefore direct or inverted woodpiles made of high refractive index materials like silicon, germanium or titanium dioxide are sought after. Here we show that, by combining multiphoton lithography and atomic layer deposition, we can achieve a direct inversion of polymer templates into TiO$_{2}$ based photonic crystals. The obtained structures show remarkable optical properties in the near-infrared region with almost perfect sp...

  9. Silicon Photonics: The Inside Story

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    Jalali, Bahram

    2008-01-01

    The electronic chip industry embodies the height of technological sophistication and economics of scale. Fabricating inexpensive photonic components by leveraging this mighty manufacturing infrastructure has fueled intense interest in silicon photonics. If it can be done economically and in an energy efficient manner, empowering silicon with optical functionality will bring optical communications to the realm of computers where limitations of metallic interconnects are threatening the industry's future. The field is making stunning progress and stands to have a bright future, as long as the community recognizes the real challenges, and maintains an open mind with respect to its applications. This talk will review recent 'game changing' developments and discuss promising applications beyond data communication. It will conclude with recent observation of extreme-value statistical behavior in silicon photonics, a powerful example of how scientific discoveries can unexpectedly emerge in the course of technology d...

  10. Photonic microwave bandpass filter with improved dynamic range

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    Yao, Jianping

    Photonic microwave bandpass filter with improved dynamic range Yu Yan and Jianping Yao* Microwave A technique to improve the dynamic range of a photonic microwave bandpass filter is proposed and experi. The dynamic range of the photonic microwave bandpass filter is increased by reducing the optical

  11. FY 2005 Infrared Photonics Final Report

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    Anheier, Norman C.; Allen, Paul J.; Ho, Nicolas; Krishnaswami, Kannan; Johnson, Bradley R.; Sundaram, S. K.; Riley, Bradley M.; Martinez, James E.; Qiao, Hong; Schultz, John F.

    2005-12-01

    Research done by the Infrared Photonics team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is focused on developing miniaturized integrated optics for mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and long-wave infrared (LWIR) sensing applications by exploiting the unique optical and material properties of chalcogenide glass. PNNL has developed thin-film deposition capabilities, direct laser writing techniques, infrared photonic device demonstration, holographic optical element design and fabrication, photonic device modeling, and advanced optical metrology—all specific to chalcogenide glass. Chalcogenide infrared photonics provides a pathway to quantum cascade laser (QCL) transmitter miniaturization. QCLs provide a viable infrared laser source for a new class of laser transmitters capable of meeting the performance requirements for a variety of national security sensing applications. The high output power, small size, and superb stability and modulation characteristics of QCLs make them amenable for integration as transmitters into ultra-sensitive, ultra-selective point sampling and remote short-range chemical sensors that are particularly useful for nuclear nonproliferation missions. During FY 2005, PNNL’s Infrared Photonics research team made measurable progress exploiting the extraordinary optical and material properties of chalcogenide glass to develop miniaturized integrated optics for mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and long-wave infrared (LWIR) sensing applications. We investigated sulfur purification methods that will eventually lead to routine production of optical quality chalcogenide glass. We also discovered a glass degradation phenomenon and our investigation uncovered the underlying surface chemistry mechanism and developed mitigation actions. Key research was performed to understand and control the photomodification properties. This research was then used to demonstrate several essential infrared photonic devices, including LWIR single-mode waveguide devices and waveguide couplers. Optical metrology tools were also developed to characterize optical waveguide structures and LWIR optical components.

  12. Structural characterization of thin film photonic crystals

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    Subramania, G.; Biswas, R.; Constant, K.; Sigalas, M. M.; Ho, K. M.

    2001-06-15

    We quantitatively analyze the structure of thin film inverse-opal photonic crystals composed of ordered arrays of air pores in a background of titania. Ordering of the sphere template and introduction of the titania background were performed simultaneously in the thin film photonic crystals. Nondestructive optical measurements of backfilling with high refractive index liquids, angle-resolved reflectivity, and optical spectroscopy were combined with band-structure calculations. The analysis reveals a thin film photonic crystal structure with a very high filling fraction (92{endash}94%) of air and a substantial compression along the c axis ({similar_to}22{endash}25%).

  13. Integrated photonic switches for nanosecond packet-switched

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    Demir, Hilmi Volkan

    Integrated photonic switches for nanosecond packet-switched optical wavelength conversion Onur ofidaner@stanford.edu Abstract: We present a multifunctional photonic switch that monolithically integrates-chip, InP optoelectronic circuit. The optical multifunctionality of the switch offers many configurations

  14. Bragg reflection waveguides as integrated sources of entangled photon pairs

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    to design an electrically pumped entangled photon source. © 2012 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: 230Bragg reflection waveguides as integrated sources of entangled photon pairs Sergei V. Zhukovsky,1 of Physics and Institute for Optical Sciences, University of Toronto, 60 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario

  15. Development of extreme ultraviolet and soft x-ray multilayer optics for scientific studies with femtosecond/attosecond sources

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    Aquila, Andrew Lee

    2009-01-01

    multilayer optic depends on the photon energy or wavelengthedge. The photon energy (wavelength), along with the optics,energy. This method utilizes the interference at the surface of the optic

  16. Fast Generators of Direct Photons

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    S. M. Kiselev

    2008-11-17

    Three fast generators of direct photons in the central rapidity region of high-energy heavy-ion collisions have been presented The generator of prompt photons is based on a tabulation of $p+p(\\bar p)$ data and binary scaling. Two generators of thermal direct photons, for hot hadron gas (HHG) and quark-gluon plasma (QGP) scenarios, assume the 1+1 Bjorken hydrodynamics. SPS and RHIC data can be fitted better by scenario with QGP. Predictions for the LHC energy have been made. The generators have been realized as macros for the ROOT analysis package.

  17. 3D harnessing of light with photon cage C. Sieutat, J.L. Leclercq, X. Letartre, S. Callard, M. Gendry, G. Grenet, , K. Naji, P. Regreny, P.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    and fabrication of ultimate and compact 3D close-geometries optical microcavities. These are based have been developed for fabricating these optical microcavities. Keywords: 3D Photonic crystal, optical concept of trapping photons in real 3D optical microresonators that can be assimilated to `photon cages

  18. Superconducting single photon detectors integrated with diamond nanophotonic circuits

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    Rath, Patrik; Ferrari, Simone; Sproll, Fabian; Lewes-Malandrakis, Georgia; Brink, Dietmar; Ilin, Konstantin; Siegel, Michael; Nebel, Christoph; Pernice, Wolfram

    2015-01-01

    Photonic quantum technologies promise to repeat the success of integrated nanophotonic circuits in non-classical applications. Using linear optical elements, quantum optical computations can be performed with integrated optical circuits and thus allow for overcoming existing limitations in terms of scalability. Besides passive optical devices for realizing photonic quantum gates, active elements such as single photon sources and single photon detectors are essential ingredients for future optical quantum circuits. Material systems which allow for the monolithic integration of all components are particularly attractive, including III-V semiconductors, silicon and also diamond. Here we demonstrate nanophotonic integrated circuits made from high quality polycrystalline diamond thin films in combination with on-chip single photon detectors. Using superconducting nanowires coupled evanescently to travelling waves we achieve high detection efficiencies up to 66 % combined with low dark count rates and timing resolu...

  19. Mechanically tunable photonic crystal structure Wounjhang Parka)

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    Lee, Jeong-Bong

    to dynamically control or tune the photonic band structure and consequently their optical properties. There have been some efforts to achieve tunabil- ity by using electro-optic materials which change their re, a more rigorous three-dimensional (3D) simulation taking explicitly into ac- count the finite thickness

  20. Heterogeneous lithium niobate photonics on silicon substrates

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    Fathpour, Sasan

    /waveguide on silicon," J. Lightwave Technol. 25(7), 1826­1831 (2007). 4. M. J. Weber, Handbook of Optical Materials and selective oxidation of refractory metals. The heterogeneous photonic platform is employed to demonstrate as a new electro-optic material," Nature 441(7090), 199­202 (2006). 7. K. K. Tsia, S. Fathpour, and B

  1. Toward photonic-crystal metamaterials: Creating magnetic emitters in photonic crystals

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    resonances in a three-dimensional 3D photonic crystal. Photonic crystals are periodic dielectric structures be de- signed to operate even at optical frequencies, where naturally occurring materials have. Povinelli,a) Steven G. Johnson, and J. D. Joannopoulos Department of Physics and the Center for Materials

  2. Scalable optical quantum computer

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    Manykin, E A; Mel'nichenko, E V [Institute for Superconductivity and Solid-State Physics, Russian Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute', Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2014-12-31

    A way of designing a scalable optical quantum computer based on the photon echo effect is proposed. Individual rare earth ions Pr{sup 3+}, regularly located in the lattice of the orthosilicate (Y{sub 2}SiO{sub 5}) crystal, are suggested to be used as optical qubits. Operations with qubits are performed using coherent and incoherent laser pulses. The operation protocol includes both the method of measurement-based quantum computations and the technique of optical computations. Modern hybrid photon echo protocols, which provide a sufficient quantum efficiency when reading recorded states, are considered as most promising for quantum computations and communications. (quantum computer)

  3. Photonic band gap in isotropic hyperuniform disordered solids with low dielectric contrast

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    Torquato, Salvatore

    , "Photonic amorphous diamond Structure with a 3D photonic band gap," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(1), 013901 (2008 design) not limited by crystalline symmetries. ©2013 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: (160.0160) Materials; (160.5293) Photonic bandgap materials; (160.5298) Photonic crystals. References and links 1. S

  4. Photonic Structures Inspired by Nature

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    Kolle, Mathias

    2014-05-27

    ?1 ?r Incident light w ave ?2 ? 1 [º] ? B R & R || |_ n 1 = 1.00 n 2 = 1.59 a b Figure 1.1: Reflection and refraction at an optical interface n1|n2. a) The wave vectors of the incident, transmitted and reflected waves are ~ki, ~kt and ~kr... . 13, 748Ð758 (1942). [6] Vukusic, P. & Sambles, J. R. Photonic structures in biology. Nature 424, 852–855 (2003). [7] Vukusic, P. Advanced photonic systems on the wing-scales of Lepidoptera. In Gorb, S. N. (ed.) Functional surfaces in biology: Little...

  5. Atmospheric optical calibration system

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    Hulstrom, Roland L. (Bloomfield, CO); Cannon, Theodore W. (Golden, CO)

    1988-01-01

    An atmospheric optical calibration system is provided to compare actual atmospheric optical conditions to standard atmospheric optical conditions on the basis of aerosol optical depth, relative air mass, and diffuse horizontal skylight to global horizontal photon flux ratio. An indicator can show the extent to which the actual conditions vary from standard conditions. Aerosol scattering and absorption properties, diffuse horizontal skylight to global horizontal photon flux ratio, and precipitable water vapor determined on a real-time basis for optical and pressure measurements are also used to generate a computer spectral model and for correcting actual performance response of a photovoltaic device to standard atmospheric optical condition response on a real-time basis as the device is being tested in actual outdoor conditions.

  6. Atmospheric optical calibration system

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    Hulstrom, R.L.; Cannon, T.W.

    1988-10-25

    An atmospheric optical calibration system is provided to compare actual atmospheric optical conditions to standard atmospheric optical conditions on the basis of aerosol optical depth, relative air mass, and diffuse horizontal skylight to global horizontal photon flux ratio. An indicator can show the extent to which the actual conditions vary from standard conditions. Aerosol scattering and absorption properties, diffuse horizontal skylight to global horizontal photon flux ratio, and precipitable water vapor determined on a real-time basis for optical and pressure measurements are also used to generate a computer spectral model and for correcting actual performance response of a photovoltaic device to standard atmospheric optical condition response on a real-time basis as the device is being tested in actual outdoor conditions. 7 figs.

  7. Multispectral optical tweezers for molecular diagnostics of single biological cells

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    Multispectral optical tweezers for molecular diagnostics of single biological cells Author, Townes Laser Institute, CREOL ­ The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States) ABSTRACT Optical trapping of single biological cells has become an established technique

  8. Backconversion-limited optical parametric oscillators

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    Alford, William J. (Albuquerque, NM); Smith, Arlee V. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2000-11-14

    A more efficient class of optical parametric oscillators is made possible by introducing means for reducing signal losses due to backconversion of signal photons in the nonlinear optical medium.

  9. Anti-photon

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    Jacques Moret-Bailly

    2010-11-11

    Quantum electrodynamics corrects miscalculations of classical electrodynamics, but by introducing the pseudo-particle "photon" it is the source of errors whose practical consequences are serious. Thus W. E. Lamb disadvises the use of the word "photon" in an article whose this text takes the title. The purpose of this paper is neither a compilation, nor a critique of Lamb's paper: It adds arguments and applications to show that the use of this concept is dangerous while the semi-classical theory is always right provided that common errors are corrected: in particular, the classical field of electromagnetic energy is often, wrongly, considered as linear, so that Bohr's electron falls on the nucleus and photon counting is false. Using absolute energies and radiances avoids doing these errors. Quantum electrodynamics quantizes "normal modes" chosen arbitrarily among the infinity of sets of orthogonal modes of the electromagnetic field. Changing the choice of normal modes splits the photons which are pseudo-particles, not physical objects. Considering the photons as small particles interacting without pilot waves with single atoms, astrophysicists use Monte-Carlo computations for the propagation of light in homogeneous media while it works only in opalescent media as clouds. Thus, for instance, two theories abort while, they are validated using coherence and Einstein theories, giving a good interpretation of the rings of supernova remnant 1987A, and the spectrum found inside. The high frequency shifts of this spectrum can only result from a parametric interaction of light with excited atomic hydrogen which is found in many regions of the universe.

  10. Adiabatic two-photon quantum gate operations using a long-range photonic bus

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    Anthony P. Hope; Thach G. Nguyen; Arnan Mitchell; Andrew D. Greentree

    2014-12-01

    Adiabatic techniques have much potential to realise practical and robust optical waveguide devices. Traditionally photonic elements are limited to coupling schemes that rely on proximity to nearest neighbour elements. We combine adiabatic passage with a continuum based long-range optical bus to break free from such topological restraints and thereby outline a new approach to photonic quantum gate design. We explicitly show designs for adiabatic quantum gates that produce a Hadamard, 50:50 and 1/3:2/3 beam splitter, and non-deterministic CNOT gate based on planar thin, shallow ridge waveguides. Our calculations are performed under conditions of one and two-photon inputs.

  11. Photon antibunching

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    Paul, H.

    1982-10-01

    A review is given of recent theoretical studies devoted to the problem of generating radiation fields that exhibit the opposite of the well-known bunching of photons observed in light from thermal sources, the so-called antibunching effect. It is made clear that this phenomenon reflects the corpuscular nature of light and, hence, cannot be interpreted in terms of classical electrodynamics, needing, instead, the quantum-mechanical formalism for its description. It is shown in some detail that nonlinear interaction mechanisms like multiphoton absorption and parametric three-wave interaction are suited to change the photon statistical properties of incident (in most cases coherent) light such that the output field will be endowed with antibunching properties. Special emphasis is given to the problem of correctly specifying the dimensions of the mode volume occurring in the usual single-mode treatment of the field, which is, in fact, of great practical interest, since the magnitude of the antibunching effect is determined by the inverse average number of photons contained in that volume. In a later section it is pointed out that destructive interference with a coherent reference beam provides a means of (a) effectively enhancing photon antibunching that is already present in a high-intensity field, through reduction of the intensity, and (b) transforming phase fluctuations produced in a Kerr medium into antibunching-type intensity fluctuations. On the other hand, there exists a way of directly generating light with antibunching properties, the physical mechanism being resonance fluorescence from a single atom. The main features of this technique, both theoretical and experimental, are outlined, including a discussion of the first experimental results obtained a few years ago.

  12. Enhanced optical power of GaN-based light-emitting diode with compound photonic crystals by multiple-exposure nanosphere-lens lithography

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    Zhang, Yonghui; Wei, Tongbo, E-mail: tbwei@semi.ac.cn; Xiong, Zhuo; Shang, Liang; Tian, Yingdong; Zhao, Yun; Zhou, Pengyu; Wang, Junxi; Li, Jinmin [Semiconductor Lighting Technology Research and Development Center, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2014-07-07

    The light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with single, twin, triple, and quadruple photonic crystals (PCs) on p-GaN are fabricated by multiple-exposure nanosphere-lens lithography (MENLL) process utilizing the focusing behavior of polystyrene spheres. Such a technique is easy and economical for use in fabricating compound nano-patterns. The optimized tilted angle is decided to be 26.6° through mathematic calculation to try to avoid the overlay of patterns. The results of scanning electron microscopy and simulations reveal that the pattern produced by MENLL is a combination of multiple ovals. Compared to planar-LED, the light output power of LEDs with single, twin, triple, and quadruple PCs is increased by 14.78%, 36.03%, 53.68%, and 44.85% under a drive current 350?mA, respectively. Furthermore, all PC-structures result in no degradation of the electrical properties. The stimulated results indicate that the highest light extraction efficiency of LED with the clover-shape triple PC is due to the largest scattering effect on propagation of light from GaN into air.

  13. Near-Infrared Adaptive Optics Imaging of the Central Regions of Nearby Sc Galaxies: I. M33

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    T. J. Davidge

    1999-10-18

    Near-infrared images obtained with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) Adaptive Optics Bonnette (AOB) are used to investigate the stellar content within 18 arcsec of the center of the Local Group spiral galaxy M33. AGB stars with near-infrared spectral-energy distributions similar to those of giants in the solar neighborhood and Baade's Window are detected over most of the field. The bolometric luminosity function (LF) of these stars has a discontinuity near M_{bol} = -5.25, and comparisons with evolutionary tracks suggest that most of the AGB stars formed in a burst of star formation 1 - 3 Gyr in the past. The images are also used to investigate the integrated near-infrared photometric properties of the nucleus and the central light concentration. The nucleus is bluer than the central light concentration, in agreement with previous studies at visible wavelengths. The CO index of the central light concentration 0.5 arcsec from the galaxy center is 0.05, which corresponds to [Fe/H] = -1.2 for simple stellar systems. Hence, the central light concentration could not have formed from the chemically-enriched material that dominates the present-day inner disk of M33.

  14. Dust attenuation of the nebular regions and optical emission lines of $z\\sim2$ star-forming galaxies

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    de Barros, S; Shivaei, I

    2015-01-01

    We use a sample of 149 spectroscopically confirmed UV-selected galaxies at $z\\sim 2$ to investigate the relative dust attenuation of the stellar continuum and the nebular emission lines. For each galaxy in the sample, at least one rest-frame optical emission line (H$\\alpha$/[NII]$\\lambda6583$ or [OIII]$\\lambda5007$) measurement has been taken from the litterature, and 41 galaxies have additional Spitzer/MIPS 24$\\mu$m observations that are used to infer infrared luminosities. We use a spectral energy distribution (SED) fitting code that predicts nebular line strengths when fitting the stellar populations of galaxies in our sample, and we perform comparisons between the predictions of our models and the observed/derived physical quantities. We find that on average our code is able to reproduce all the physical quantities (e.g., UV $\\beta$ slopes, infrared luminosities, emission line fluxes), but we need to apply a higher dust correction to the nebular emission compared to the stellar emission for the largest SF...

  15. Light scattering by radiation fields: the optical medium analogy

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    Donato Bini; Pierluigi Fortini; Andrea Geralico; Maria Haney; Antonello Ortolan

    2014-08-23

    The optical medium analogy of a radiation field generated by either an exact gravitational plane wave or an exact electromagnetic wave in the framework of general relativity is developed. The equivalent medium of the associated background field is inhomogeneous and anisotropic in the former case, whereas it is inhomogeneous but isotropic in the latter. The features of light scattering are investigated by assuming the interaction region to be sandwiched between two flat spacetime regions, where light rays propagate along straight lines. Standard tools of ordinary wave optics are used to study the deflection of photon paths due to the interaction with the radiation fields, allowing for a comparison between the optical properties of the equivalent media associated with the different background fields.

  16. Optical reference geometry of the Kerr-Newman spacetimes

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    Zden?k Stuchlík; Stanislav Hledík; Josef Jurá?

    2008-03-17

    Properties of the optical reference geometry related to Kerr-Newman black-hole and naked-singularity spacetimes are illustrated using embedding diagrams of their equatorial plane. Among all inertial forces defined in the framework of the optical geometry, just the centrifugal force plays a fundamental role in connection to the embedding diagrams because it changes sign at the turning points of the diagrams. The limits of embeddability are given, and it is established which of the photon circular orbits hosted the by Kerr-Newman spacetimes appear in the embeddable regions. Some typical embedding diagrams are constructed, and the Kerr-Newman backgrounds are classified according to the number of embeddable regions of the optical geometry as well as the number of their turning points. Embedding diagrams are closely related to the notion of the radius of gyration which is useful for analyzing fluid rotating in strong gravitational fields.

  17. Light trapping in thin film solar cells using textured photonic crystal

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    Yi, Yasha (Somerville, MA); Kimerling, Lionel C. (Concord, MA); Duan, Xiaoman (Amesbury, MA); Zeng, Lirong (Cambridge, MA)

    2009-01-27

    A solar cell includes a photoactive region that receives light. A photonic crystal is coupled to the photoactive region, wherein the photonic crystal comprises a distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) for trapping the light.

  18. Effect of Loss on Multiplexed Single-Photon Sources

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    Damien Bonneau; Gabriel J. Mendoza; Jeremy L. O'Brien; Mark G. Thompson

    2015-04-29

    An on-demand single-photon source is a key requirement for scaling many optical quantum technologies. A promising approach to realize an on-demand single-photon source is to multiplex an array of heralded single-photon sources using an active optical switching network. However, the performance of multiplexed sources is degraded by photon loss in the optical components and the non-unit detection efficiency of the heralding detectors. We provide a theoretical description of a general multiplexed single-photon source with lossy components and derive expressions for the output probabilities of single-photon emission and multi-photon contamination. We apply these expressions to three specific multiplexing source architectures and consider their tradeoffs in design and performance. To assess the effect of lossy components on near- and long-term experimental goals, we simulate the multiplexed sources when used for many-photon state generation under various amounts of component loss. We find that with a multiplexed source composed of switches with ~0.2-0.4 dB loss and high efficiency number-resolving detectors, a single-photon source capable of efficiently producing 20-40 photon states with low multi-photon contamination is possible, offering the possibility of unlocking new classes of experiments and technologies.

  19. Recent Advances in Retinal Imaging With Adaptive Optics

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    Recent Advances in Retinal Imaging With Adaptive Optics 36 Optics & Photonics News January 2005-6938/05/01/0036/7-$0015.00 © Optical Society of America A daptive optics imaging systems use active optical elements to compensate for aberrations in the optical path between the camera and the object being imaged. In 1953, Babcock first

  20. Heavy photon search experiment at JLAB

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    Stepanyan, S. [Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA (United States); Collaboration: HPS Collaboration

    2013-11-07

    The Heavy Photon Search (HPS) experiment in Hall-B at Jefferson Lab will search for new heavy vector boson(s), aka 'heavy photons', in the mass range of 20 MeV/c{sup 2} to 1000 MeV/c{sup 2} using the scattering of high energy, high intensity electron beams off a high Z target. The proposed measurements will cover the region of parameter space favored by the muon g-2 anomaly, and will explore a significant region of parameter space, not only at large couplings (??/? > 10{sup ?7}), but also in the regions of small couplings, down to ??/??10{sup ?10}. The excellent vertexing capability of the Si-tracker uniquely enables HPS to cover the small coupling region. Also, HPS will search for heavy photons in an alternative to the e{sup +}e{sup ?} decay mode, in the heavy photon's decay to ?{sup +}??.

  1. OpTeC Annual Meeting Agenda 1 11 Sept. 2014 Optical Science & Engineering Conference

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    Meeting Agenda 3 11 Sept. 2014 Session 4 Commercialization of Optics & Photonics Techology Co-chairs: Joe

  2. Photon Calorimeter

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    Chow, Tze-Show (Hayward, CA)

    1989-01-01

    A photon calorimeter (20, 40) is provided that comprises a laminar substrate (10, 22, 42) that is uniform in density and homogeneous in atomic composition. A plasma-sprayed coating (28, 48, 52), that is generally uniform in density and homogeneous in atomic composition within the proximity of planes that are parallel to the surfaces of the substrate, is applied to either one or both sides of the laminar substrate. The plasma-sprayed coatings may be very efficiently spectrally tailored in atomic number. Thermocouple measuring junctions (30, 50, 54) are positioned within the plasma-sprayed coatings. The calorimeter is rugged, inexpensive, and equilibrates in temperature very rapidly.

  3. Photon calorimeter

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    Chow, Tze-Show

    1988-04-22

    A photon calorimeter is provided that comprises a laminar substrate that is uniform in density and homogeneous in atomic composition. A plasma-sprayed coating, that is generally uniform in density and homogeneous in atomic composition within the proximity of planes that are parallel to the surfaces of the substrate, is applied to either one or both sides of the laminar substrate. The plasma-sprayed coatings may be very efficiently spectrally tailored in atomic number. Thermocouple measuring junctions, are positioned within the plasma-sprayed coatings. The calorimeter is rugged, inexpensive, and equilibrates in temperature very rapidly. 4 figs.

  4. Photon Science

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  5. Stochastic Physical Optics & Bell's correlation

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    J. F. Geurdes

    2012-03-19

    With the use of classical statistical argumentation similar to the one used in e.g. statistical optics, it is demonstrated that in entanglement of photons, a classical realist explanation cannot be excluded by the CHSH measure in experiment.

  6. Bio-inspired optical components

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    Walish, Joseph John

    2008-01-01

    Guiding electro-magnetic radiation is fundamental to optics. Lenses, mirrors, and photonic crystals all accomplish this task by different routes. Understanding the interaction of light with materials is fundamental to ...

  7. The optical variability of the narrow line Seyfert 1 galaxy IRAS 13224-3809

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    A. J. Young; C. S. Crawford; A. C. Fabian; W. N. Brandt; P. T. O'Brien

    1999-03-09

    We report on a short optical monitoring programme of the narrow-line Seyfert 1 Galaxy IRAS 13224-3809. Previous X-ray observations of this object have shown persistent giant variability. The degree of variability at other wavelengths may then be used to constrain the conditions and emission processes within the nucleus. Optical variability is expected if the electron population responsible for the soft X-ray emission is changing rapidly and Compton-upscattering infrared photons in the nucleus, or if the mechanism responsible for X-ray emission causes all the emission processes to vary together. We find that there is no significant optical variability with a firm upper limit of 2 per cent and conclude that the primary soft X-ray emission region produces little of the observed optical emission. The X-ray and optical emission regions must be physically distinct and any reprocessing of X-rays into the optical waveband occurs some distance from the nucleus. The lack of optical variability indicates that the energy density of infrared radiation in the nucleus is at most equal to that of the ultraviolet radiation since little is upscattered into the optical waveband. The extremely large X-ray variability of IRAS 13224-3809 may be explained by relativistic boosting of more modest variations. Although such boosting enhances X-ray variability over optical variability, this only partially explains the lack of optical variability.

  8. Superconducting nanowire single photon detector on diamond

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    Atikian, Haig A.; Burek, Michael J.; Choy, Jennifer T.; Lon?ar, Marko; Eftekharian, Amin; Jafari Salim, A.; Hamed Majedi, A.

    2014-03-24

    Superconducting nanowire single photon detectors are fabricated directly on diamond substrates and their optical and electrical properties are characterized. Dark count performance and photon count rates are measured at varying temperatures for 1310?nm and 632?nm photons. A multi-step diamond surface polishing procedure is reported, involving iterative reactive ion etching and mechanical polishing to create a suitable diamond surface for the deposition and patterning of thin film superconducting layers. Using this approach, diamond substrates with less than 300?pm Root Mean Square surface roughness are obtained.

  9. Coherent Control of Optical Processes in a Resonant Medium 

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    O'Brien, Christopher Michael

    2012-02-14

    as distributed Bragg reflectors, holey fibers, or photonic crystals) in a homogeneous resonant atomic media such as dielectrics with homogeneously distributed impurities, atomic, or molecular gases. These optically produced photonic structures could easily...

  10. Physics at high energy photon photon colliders

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    Chanowitz, M.S.

    1994-06-01

    I review the physic prospects for high energy photon photon colliders, emphasizing results presented at the LBL Gamma Gamma Collider Workshop. Advantages and difficulties are reported for studies of QCD, the electroweak gauge sector, supersymmetry, and electroweak symmetry breaking.

  11. Photons & Fusion Newsletter

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    June 2013 Photons & Fusion is a monthly review of science and technology at the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science Directorate. For more information, submit a question....

  12. Summary of Photon 2001

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    Böhrer, A; CERN. Geneva

    2002-01-01

    This article summarizes the experimental and theoretical results presented and discussed at the International Conference on the Structure and Interactions of the Photon, PHOTON 2001, in Ascona.

  13. A Diamond Nanowire Single Photon Antenna

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    Tom Babinec; Birgit J. M. Hausmann; Mughees Khan; Yinan Zhang; Jero Maze; Philip R. Hemmer; Marko Loncar

    2009-10-28

    The development of a robust light source that emits one photon at a time is an outstanding challenge in quantum science and technology. Here, at the transition from many to single photon optical communication systems, fully quantum mechanical effects may be utilized to achieve new capabilities, most notably perfectly secure communication via quantum cryptography. Practical implementations place stringent requirements on the device properties, including stable photon generation, room temperature operation, and efficient extraction of many photons. Single photon light emitting devices based on fluorescent dye molecules, quantum dots, and carbon nanotube material systems have all been explored, but none have simultaneously demonstrated all criteria. Here, we describe the design, fabrication, and characterization of a bright source of single photons consisting of an individual Nitrogen-vacancy color center (NV center) in a diamond nanowire operating in ambient conditions. The nanowire plays a positive role in increasing the number of single photons collected from the NV center by an order of magnitude over devices based on bulk diamond crystals, and allows operation at an order of magnitude lower power levels. This result enables a new class of nanostructured diamond devices for room temperature photonic and quantum information processing applications, and will also impact fields as diverse as biological and chemical sensing, opto-mechanics, and scanning-probe microscopy.

  14. Photons with sub-Planckian Energy Cannot Efficiently Probe Space-Time Foam

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    Yanbei Chen; Linqing Wen; Yiqiu Ma

    2015-04-24

    Extra-galactic sources of photons have been used to constrain space-time quantum fluctuations in the Universe. In these proposals, the fundamental "fuzziness" of distance caused by space-time quantum fluctuations has been directly identified with fluctuations in optical paths. Phase-front corrugations deduced from these optical-path fluctuations are then applied to light from extra-galactic point sources, and used to constrain various models of quantum gravity. However, when a photon propagates in three spatial dimensions, it does not follow a specific ray, but rather samples a finite, three-dimensional region around that ray --- thereby averaging over space-time quantum fluctuations all through that region. We use a simple, random-walk type model to demonstrate that, once the appropriate wave optics is applied, the averaging of neighboring space-time fluctuations will cause much less distortion to the phase front. In our model, the extra suppression factor due to diffraction is the wave length in units of the Planck length, which is at least $10^{29}$ for astronomical observations.

  15. Efficiently Coupling Light to Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors

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    Hu, Xiaolong

    We designed superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) integrated with silver optical antennae for free-space coupling and a dielectric waveguide for fiber coupling. According to our finite-element simulation, ...

  16. Design-Space Exploration for CMOS Photonic Processor Vladimir Stojanovia

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    Asanovic, Krste

    advances [1,2] in building high-throughput, energy-efficient photonic networks for core-to-core and core a required optical power envelope, Fig. 3a, the physical layout of the network follows a U- shape. Balancing

  17. Hybrid approaches to quantum information using ions, atoms and photons

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    Cetina, Marko, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01

    This thesis presents two hybrid systems for quantum information processing - one joining cold ions and cold atoms and another coupling linear chains of atomic ions with photons via an optical resonator. The first experimental ...

  18. The effects of capillarity on photonic crystal selective emitters

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    Peykov, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    Photonic crystals offer an unparalleled control over optical properties and are ideal candidates as high efficiency selective emitters. They are, however, known to degrade at elevated temperatures through a number of ...

  19. The Importance of Photonics Technology | GE Global Research

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    at Global Research. I would like to further highlight the importance of Photonics and Optics by pointing to a recent report written by the US National Academies with the help of...

  20. Attosecond timing jitter modelocked lasers and ultralow phase noise photonic microwave oscillators

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    Li, Duo, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01

    Photonic microwave oscillator based on optical frequency comb and ultrastable optical reference cavity represents the state-of-the-art solution to generate X-band microwaves of ultralow phase noise. Such high-quality ...

  1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Photonics Education

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Photonics Education Current & Future Education Expectations in Optics & Photonics Barry L. Shoop, Ph.D., P.E. Professor of Electrical Engineering Symposium 7 March 2014 #12;Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 2 #12;Department

  2. Photonic Crystal Slot Waveguide Spectrometer for Detection of Methane

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    Photonic Crystal Slot Waveguide Spectrometer for Detection of Methane 1 Funded by Environmental. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin #12;Motivation No other chip based optical Similar to: Doping of Semiconductor 3 #12;4 Photonic Crystal Bio-Chemical Sensors Loncar et al, Appl. Phys

  3. Optimal storage and retrieval of single-photon waveforms

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    Du, Shengwang

    Optimal storage and retrieval of single-photon waveforms Shuyu Zhou,1 Shanchao Zhang,1 Chang Liu,1 demonstration of optimal storage and retrieval of heralded single-photon wave packets using electromagnet- ically induced transparency (EIT) in cold atoms at a high optical depth. We obtain an optimal storage

  4. Photonic Films DOI: 10.1002/anie.201100446

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    Braun, Paul

    of the optical coupling between the photonic structure and the photovoltaic device. Herein we demonstrate the general concept of trans- ferring preformed 3D photonic crystals onto various sub- strates crystals are materials that exhibit periodicities in their refractive index on the order of the wavelength

  5. Large area 3D helical photonic crystals A. K. Rauba)

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    New Mexico, University of

    of helical structures (3D photonic crystals) using a simple, parallel, large-area lithography processLarge area 3D helical photonic crystals A. K. Rauba) and S. R. J. Brueckb) Center for High, enabling a high index contrast chiral meta- material. Optical transmission measurements of these helical

  6. MIUR-Cofin 2002 project Si-based photonic crystals

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    ) and of their infiltration with active media; (ii) to produce samples with various photonic patterns, including line and point defects, as well as with embedded light emitters; (iii) to perform a detailed study of optical and infiltration the following kinds of photonic crystals with a gap in the near-infrared or in the visible

  7. Photonic crystals Fabrication of Tunable Spherical Colloidal Crystals

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    Photonic crystals Fabrication of Tunable Spherical Colloidal Crystals Immobilized in Soft Hydrogels** Toshimitsu Kanai, Daeyeon Lee, Ho Cheung Shum, and David A. Weitz* Spherical colloidal crystals are three as photonic crystals in the optical regime.[2] In contrast to conventional film-type colloidal crystals where

  8. Direct Photons at RHIC

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    Klaus Reygers; for the PHENIX Collaboration

    2009-08-17

    A brief overview of direct-photon measurements in p+p and Au+Au collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV with the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is given. Direct-photon yields for pT > 4 GeV/c and photon-hadron azimuthal correlations were determined with the aid of an electromagnetic calorimeter. By detecting e+e- pairs from the internal conversion of virtual photons direct-photon yields were measured between 1 photons from a quark-gluon plasma (QGP) are expected to contribute significantly to the total direct-photon yield in this range.

  9. 668 IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 19, NO. 9, MAY 1, 2007 Photonic Generation of Microwave Signals Based

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    Yao, Jianping

    668 IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 19, NO. 9, MAY 1, 2007 Photonic Generation of Microwave, IEEE Abstract--A novel approach to generating microwave signals based on optical pulse shaping generation is developed. Experimental results agree well with the theoretical analysis. Index Terms--Microwave

  10. A micron resolution optical scanner for characterization of silicon detectors

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    Shukla, R. A.; Dugad, S. R. Gopal, A. V.; Gupta, S. K.; Prabhu, S. S.; Garde, C. S.

    2014-02-15

    The emergence of high position resolution (?10 ?m) silicon detectors in recent times have highlighted the urgent need for the development of new automated optical scanners of micron level resolution suited for characterizing microscopic features of these detectors. More specifically, for the newly developed silicon photo-multipliers (SiPM) that are compact, possessing excellent photon detection efficiency with gain comparable to photo-multiplier tube. In a short time, since their invention the SiPMs are already being widely used in several high-energy physics and astrophysics experiments as the photon readout element. The SiPM is a high quantum efficiency, multi-pixel photon counting detector with fast timing and high gain. The presence of a wide variety of photo sensitive silicon detectors with high spatial resolution requires their performance evaluation to be carried out by photon beams of very compact spot size. We have designed a high resolution optical scanner that provides a monochromatic focused beam on a target plane. The transverse size of the beam was measured by the knife-edge method to be 1.7 ?m at 1 ? ? level. Since the beam size was an order of magnitude smaller than the typical feature size of silicon detectors, this optical scanner can be used for selective excitation of these detectors. The design and operational details of the optical scanner, high precision programmed movement of target plane (0.1 ?m) integrated with general purpose data acquisition system developed for recording static and transient response photo sensitive silicon detector are reported in this paper. Entire functionality of scanner is validated by using it for selective excitation of individual pixels in a SiPM and identifying response of active and dead regions within SiPM. Results from these studies are presented in this paper.

  11. On-chip detection of non-classical light by scalable integration of single-photon detectors

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    Najafi, Faraz

    Photonic-integrated circuits have emerged as a scalable platform for complex quantum systems. A central goal is to integrate single-photon detectors to reduce optical losses, latency and wiring complexity associated with ...

  12. Photon-Photon Collisions -- Past and Future

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    Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC

    2005-12-02

    I give a brief review of the history of photon-photon physics and a survey of its potential at future electron-positron colliders. Exclusive hadron production processes in photon-photon and electron-photon collisions provide important tests of QCD at the amplitude level, particularly as measures of hadron distribution amplitudes. There are also important high energy {gamma}{gamma} and e{gamma} tests of quantum chromodynamics, including the production of jets in photon-photon collisions, deeply virtual Compton scattering on a photon target, and leading-twist single-spin asymmetries for a photon polarized normal to a production plane. Since photons couple directly to all fundamental fields carrying the electromagnetic current including leptons, quarks, W's and supersymmetric particles, high energy {gamma}{gamma} collisions will provide a comprehensive laboratory for Higgs production and exploring virtually every aspect of the Standard Model and its extensions. High energy back-scattered laser beams will thus greatly extend the range of physics of the International Linear Collider.

  13. Montana State University 1 M.S. in Optics Plan A

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Montana State University 1 M.S. in Optics Plan A The M.S. Degree in Optics and Photonics is an interdisciplinary, cooperative program managed by the Optics Program Committee on behalf of the three participating directly to the Optics and Photonics Graduate Program and are admitted through one of the participating

  14. Montana State University 1 M.S. in Optics Plan B

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Montana State University 1 M.S. in Optics Plan B The M.S. Degree in Optics and Photonics is an interdisciplinary, cooperative program managed by the Optics Program Committee on behalf of the three participating directly to the Optics and Photonics Graduate Program and are admitted through one of the participating

  15. Quantum teleportation on a photonic chip

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    Benjamin J. Metcalf; Justin B. Spring; Peter C. Humphreys; Nicholas Thomas-peter; Marco Barbieri; W. Steven Kolthammer; Xian-min Jin; Nathan K. Langford; Dmytro Kundys; James C. Gates; Brian J. Smith; Peter G. R. Smith; Ian A. Walmsley

    2014-09-15

    Quantum teleportation is a fundamental concept in quantum physics which now finds important applications at the heart of quantum technology including quantum relays, quantum repeaters and linear optics quantum computing (LOQC). Photonic implementations have largely focussed on achieving long distance teleportation due to its suitability for decoherence-free communication. Teleportation also plays a vital role in the scalability of photonic quantum computing, for which large linear optical networks will likely require an integrated architecture. Here we report the first demonstration of quantum teleportation in which all key parts - entanglement preparation, Bell-state analysis and quantum state tomography - are performed on a reconfigurable integrated photonic chip. We also show that a novel element-wise characterisation method is critical to mitigate component errors, a key technique which will become increasingly important as integrated circuits reach higher complexities necessary for quantum enhanced operation.

  16. A JOINT PROGRAM OF Photonics and

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    Dawson, Jeff W.

    placements can be in government agencies; laser, photonics and optics companies; or other private firms you a clear advantage in this area. You will also take a number of courses in the humanities, business. Are you fascinated by display technologies, solar energy, laser technologies (such as surgery

  17. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200501973 Direct Laser Writing of Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals with

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    John, Sajeev

    ago. However, the fabrication of high- quality 3D structures for the optical regime still remains-dimensional (3D) photonic crystals (PCs) and photonic bandgap materials[1,2] was introduced nearly twenty years to be suitable for the fabrication of 3D PCs with an omni-direc- tional photonic bandgap (PBG): i) the material

  18. Two-photon spectroscopy of excitons with entangled photons

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    Schlawin, F; Schlawin, F; Mukamel, S

    2013-01-01

    probe experiment with entangled photons. The two beams arethe light state changes from twin photons to squeezed light.139, 244110 (2013) Two-photon spectroscopy of excitons with

  19. Asymmetric Architecture for Heralded Single Photon Sources

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    Luca Mazzarella; Francesco Ticozzi; Alexander V. Sergienko; Giuseppe Vallone; Paolo Villoresi

    2013-02-15

    Single photon source represent a fundamental building block for optical implementations of quantum information tasks ranging from basic tests of quantum physics to quantum communication and high-resolution quantum measurement. In this paper we investigate the performance of a multiplexed system based on asymmetric configuration of multiple heralded single photon sources. {To compare the effectiveness of different designs we introduce a single-photon source performance index that is based on the value of single photon probability required to achieve a guaranteed signal to noise ratio.} The performance and scalability comparison with both currently existing multiple-source architectures and faint laser configurations reveals an advantage the proposed scheme offers in realistic scenarios. This analysis also provides insights on the potential of using such architectures for integrated implementation.

  20. Electrically-driven optical antennas

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    Kern, Johannes; Prangsma, Jord C; Emmerling, Monika; Kamp, Martin; Hecht, Bert

    2015-01-01

    Unlike radiowave antennas, optical nanoantennas so far cannot be fed by electrical generators. Instead, they are driven by light or via optically active materials in their proximity. Here, we demonstrate direct electrical driving of an optical nanoantenna featuring an atomic-scale feed gap. Upon applying a voltage, quantum tunneling of electrons across the feed gap creates broadband quantum shot noise. Its optical frequency components are efficiently converted into photons by the antenna. We demonstrate that the properties of the emitted photons are fully controlled by the antenna architecture, and that the antenna improves the quantum efficiency by up to two orders of magnitude with respect to a non-resonant reference system. Our work represents a new paradigm for interfacing electrons and photons at the nanometer scale, e.g. for on-chip wireless data communication, electrically driven single- and multiphoton sources, as well as for background-free linear and nonlinear spectroscopy and sensing with nanometer...

  1. Coherent and Noncoherent Photonic Communications in Biological Systems

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    S. Mayburov

    2009-09-14

    The possible mechanisms of communications between distant bio-systems by means of optical and UV photons are studied. It is argued that their main production mechanism is owed to the biochemical reactions, occurring during the cell division.. In the proposed model the bio-systems perform such communications, radiating the photons in form of short periodic bursts, which were observed experimentally for fish and frog eggs1. For experimentally measured photon rates the communication algorithm is supposedly similar to the exchange of binary encoded data in computer net via optical channels

  2. Soft photon yield in nuclear interactions

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    Kokoulina, E

    2015-01-01

    First results of study of a soft photon yield at Nuclotron (LHEP, JINR) in nucleus-nucleus collisions at 3.5 GeV per nucleon are presented. These photons are registered by an BGO electromagnetic calorimeter built by SVD-2 Collaboration. The obtained spectra confirm the excessive yield in the energy region less than 50 MeV in comparison with theoretical estimations and agree with previous experiments at high-energy interactions.

  3. Development of procedures for refurbishing x-ray optics at the Advanced Light Source

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    Yashchuk, Valeriy V.

    2013-01-01

    and Setting of Bendable Optics for Diffraction- Limitedof Soft X-Rays,” Abstract to SPIE Optics and Photonics 2012,Metrology for X-Ray and EUV Optics IV (San Diego, August 12-

  4. Mechanisms of Enhanced Optical Absorption for Ultrathin Silicon Solar Microcells with an Integrated Nanostructured Backside

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    Leuenberger, Michael N.

    of Optics and Photonics (CREOL), University of Central Florida, 12424 Research Parkway Suite 400, Orlando contribute minimally to the optical enhancements seen. KEYWORDS: light trapping, photovoltaics, optical nanostructures 1. INTRODUCTION Photovoltaic (PV) technologies are playing an increasingly important role

  5. Hybrid Silicon Photonics for Optical Interconnects

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    2011-01-01

    Promising Technology for the hybrid silicon laser in 2007.Electrically pumped hybrid AlGaInAs-silicon evanescentA. Yariv, “Electrically pumped hybrid evanescent Si/InGaAsP

  6. Hybrid Silicon Photonics for Optical Interconnects

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    2011-01-01

    impact in the global energy consumption. The ever-increasingimpact on the global energy consumption. In this paper, we

  7. Silicon Photonics for Low- Energy Optical Communications

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservation ofAlbuquerque|Sensitive Species3 Outlook for Gulf

  8. Logic Synthesis for Integrated Optics Christopher Condrat

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    Kalla, Priyank

    Logic Synthesis for Integrated Optics Christopher Condrat chris@g6net.com Priyank Kalla kalla, Salt Lake City, UT, USA ABSTRACT As silicon photonics technology matures, optical devices methods for synthesizing optical devices for large-scale designs. We present design and synthesis method

  9. Spectral problems of optical waveguides and quantum graphs 

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    Ong, Beng Seong

    2006-10-30

    In this dissertation, we consider some spectral problems of optical waveguide and quantum graph theories. We study spectral problems that arise when considerating optical waveguides in photonic band-gap (PBG) materials. Specifically, we address...

  10. Unidirectional and Wavelength Selective Photonic Sphere-Array Nanoantennas

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    Liu, Yang G; Sha, Wei E I; Chew, Weng Cho

    2015-01-01

    We design a photonic sphere-array nanoantenna (NA) exhibiting both strong directionality and wavelength selectivity. Although the geometric configuration of the photonic NA resembles a plasmonic Yagi-Uda NA, it has different working principles, and most importantly, reduces the inherent metallic loss from plasmonic elements. For any selected optical wavelength, a sharp Fano-resonance by the reflector is tunable to overlap spectrally with a wider dipole resonance by the sphere-chain director leading to the high directionality. The work provides design principles for directional and selective photonic NAs, which is particularly useful for photon detection and spontaneous emission manipulation.

  11. Single-Photon Molecular Cooling

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    Edvardas Narevicius; S. Travis Bannerman; Mark G. Raizen

    2009-01-04

    We propose a general method to cool the translational motion of molecules. Our method is an extension of single photon atomic cooling which was successfully implemented in our laboratory. Requiring a single event of absorption followed by a spontaneous emission, this method circumvents the need for a cycling transition and can be applied to any paramagnetic or polar molecule. In our approach, trapped molecules would be captured near their classical turning points in an optical dipole or RF-trap following an irreversible transition process.

  12. Lasing modes in polycrystalline and amorphous photonic structures

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    Yang, Jin-Kyu; Noh, Heeso; Liew, Seng Fatt; Rooks, Michael J.; Solomon, Glenn S.; Cao Hui

    2011-09-15

    We systematically studied the lasing characteristics in photonic polycrystalline and amorphous structures. 2D arrays of air holes were fabricated in a GaAs membrane. InAs quantum dots embedded in the membrane provide gain for lasing under optical pumping. The lasing modes are spatially localized, and blue shift as the structural order becomes short ranged. Our three-dimensional numerical simulations reveal that the out-of-plane leakage of the lasing mode dominates over the in-plane leakage. The lasing modes in a photonic polycrystalline move away from the center frequency of the photonic band gap to reduce the out-of-plane leakage. In a photonic amorphous structure, the short-range order improves optical confinement and enhances the quality factor of resonances. Understanding the behavior of photonic polycrystalline laser and amorphous laser opens the possibility of controlling lasing characteristic by varying the degree of structural order.

  13. Sensitivity to the Gravitino mass from single-photon spectrum at TESLA Linear Collider

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    P. Checchia

    1999-11-02

    The spectrum of single-photon events detected in the forward and in the barrel region of a TESLA linear collider detector was studied in order to investigate the production of superlight Gravitino pairs associated with a photon.

  14. Narrow-band optical transmission of metallic nanoslit arrays

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    Sun Zhijun; Yang Ying; Zuo Xiaoliu

    2012-10-22

    Metallic nanoslit arrays usually demonstrate wide transmission bands for transverse-magnetic-polarized incidence light. Here, we show that by introducing multi-dielectric layers underneath the metallic structure layer on the substrate, a narrow peak is formed, whose bandwidth can be down to a few nanometers. Three types of resonance modes in the region under the metal layer are identified responsible for the formation of the peak, i.e., a two-dimensional cavity resonance mode, which supports optical transmission, and two in-plane hybrid surface plasmon resonance modes locating on both sides of the peak that suppresses the transmission. Such structures can be applied in advanced photonic devices.

  15. Cylindrical photonic crystals

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    Ibanescu, Mihai, 1977-

    2005-01-01

    In this thesis, we explore the properties of cylindrical photonic crystal waveguides in which light is confined laterally by the band gap of a cylindrically-layered photonic crystal. We show in particular that axially-uniform ...

  16. Composite Photon Theory Versus Elementary Photon Theory

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    Walton A. Perkins

    2015-03-02

    The purpose of this paper is to show that the composite photon theory measures up well against the Standard Model's elementary photon theory. This is done by comparing the two theories area by area. Although the predictions of quantum electrodynamics are in excellent agreement with experiment (as in the anomalous magnetic moment of the electron), there are some problems, such as the difficulty in describing the electromagnetic field with the four-component vector potential because the photon has only two polarization states. In most areas the two theories give similar results, so it is impossible to rule out the composite photon theory. Pryce's arguments in 1938 against a composite photon theory are shown to be invalid or irrelevant. Recently, it has been realized that in the composite theory the antiphoton does not interact with matter because it is formed of a neutrino and an antineutrino with the wrong helicity. This leads to experimental tests that can determine which theory is correct.

  17. Photon Physics in ALICE

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    D. Peressounko; Y. Kharlov; for the ALICE collaboration

    2009-09-17

    We give an overview of photon physics which will be studied by the ALICE experiment in proton-proton and heavy ion collisions at LHC. We compare properties of ALICE photon detectors and estimate their ability to measure neutral meson and direct photon spectra as well as gamma-hadron and gamma-jet correlations in pp and Pb+Pb collisions.

  18. Time-resolved measurement of photon states using two-photon interference with photons from short-time reference pulses

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    Changliang Ren; Holger F. Hofmann

    2011-06-01

    To fully utilize the energy-time degree of freedom of photons for optical quantum information processes, it is necessary to control and characterize the quantum states of the photons at extremely short time scales. For measurements beyond the time resolution of available detectors, two-photon interference with a photon in a short time reference pulse may be a viable alternative. In this paper, we derive the temporal measurement operators for the bunching statistics of a single photon input state with a reference photon. It is shown that the effects of the pulse shape of the reference pulse can be expressed in terms of a spectral filter selecting the bandwidth within which the measurement can be treated as an ideal projection on eigenstates of time. For full quantum tomography, temporal coherence can be determined by using superpositions of reference pulses at two different times. Moreover, energy-time entanglement can be evaluated based on the two-by-two entanglement observed in the coherences between pairs of detection times.

  19. Light propagation and emission in complex photonic media

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    Vos, Willem L; Mosk, Allard P

    2015-01-01

    We provide an introduction to complex photonic media, that is, composite materials with spatial inhomogeneities that are distributed over length scales comparable to or smaller than the wavelength of light. This blossoming field is firmly rooted in condensed matter physics, in optics, and in materials science. Many stimulating analogies exist with other wave phenomena such as sound and seismology, X-rays, neutrons. The field has a rich history, which has led to many applications in lighting, novel lasers, light harvesting, microscopy, and bio optics. We provide a brief overview of complex photonic media with different classes of spatial order, varying from completely random to long-periodically ordered structures, quasi crystalline and aperiodic structures, and arrays of cavities. In addition to shaping optical waves by suitable photonic nanostructures, the realization is quickly arising that the spatial shaping of optical wavefronts with spatial light modulators dramatically increases the number of control p...

  20. Magnetic field role on the structure and optical response of photonic crystals based on ferrofluids containing Co{sub 0.25}Zn{sub 0.75}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticles

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    López, J. González, Luz E.; Quiñonez, M. F.; Gómez, M. E.; Porras-Montenegro, N.; Zambrano, G.

    2014-05-21

    Ferrofluids based on magnetic Co{sub 0.25}Zn{sub 0.75}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} ferrite nanoparticles were prepared by co-precipitation method from aqueous salt solutions of Co (II), ZnSO{sub 4}, and Fe (III) in an alkaline medium. Ferrofluids placed in an external magnetic field show properties that make them interesting as magneto-controllable soft photonic crystals. Morphological and structural characterizations of the samples were obtained from Scanning Electron Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy studies. Magnetic properties were investigated with the aid of a vibrating sample magnetometer at room temperature. Herein, the Co{sub 0.25}Zn{sub 0.75}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} samples showed superparamagnetic behavior, according to hysteresis loop results. Taking in mind that the Co-Zn ferrite hysteresis loop is very small, our magnetic nanoparticles can be considered soft magnetic material with interesting technological applications. In addition, by using the plane-wave expansion method, we studied the photonic band structure of 2D photonic crystals made of ferrofluids with the same nanoparticles. Previous experimental results show that a magnetic field applied perpendicular to the ferrofluid plane agglomerates the magnetic nanoparticles in parallel rods to form a hexagonal 2D photonic crystal. We calculated the photonic band structure of photonic crystals by means of the effective refractive index of the magnetic fluid, basing the study on the Maxwell-Garnett theory, finding that the photonic band structure does not present any band gaps under the action of applied magnetic field strengths used in our experimental conditions.

  1. Photon: history, mass, charge

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    L. B. Okun

    2006-02-13

    The talk consists of three parts. ``History'' briefly describes the emergence and evolution of the concept of photon during the first two decades of the 20th century. ``Mass'' gives a short review of the literature on the upper limit of the photon's mass. ``Charge'' is a critical discussion of the existing interpretation of searches for photon charge. Schemes, in which all photons are charged, are grossly inconsistent. A model with three kinds of photons (positive, negative and neutral) seems at first sight to be more consistent, but turns out to have its own serious problems.

  2. X-Ray Interactions with Matter from the Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO)

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    Henke, B. L.; Gullikson, E. M.; Davis, J. C.

    The primary interactions of low-energy x-rays within condensed matter, viz. photoabsorption and coherent scattering, are described for photon energies outside the absorption threshold regions by using atomic scattering factors. The atomic scattering factors may be accurately determined from the atomic photoabsorption cross sections using modified Kramers-Kronig dispersion relations. From a synthesis of the currently available experimental data and recent theoretical calculations for photoabsorption, the angle-independent, forward-scattering components of the atomic scattering factors have been thus semiempirically determined and tabulated here for 92 elements and for the region 50-30,000 eV. Atomic scattering factors for all angles of coherent scattering and at the higher photon energies are obtained from these tabulated forward-scattering values by adding a simple angle-dependent form-factor correction. The incoherent scattering contributions that become significant for the light elements at the higher photon energies are similarly determined. The basic x-ray interaction relations that are used in applied x-ray physics are presented here in terms of the atomic scattering factors. The bulk optical constants are also related to the atomic scattering factors. These atomic and optical relations are applied to the detailed calculation of the reflectivity characteristics of a series of practical x-ray mirror, multilayer, and crystal monochromators. Comparisons of the results of this semiempirical,"atom-like", description of x-ray interactions for the low-energy region with those of experiment and ab initio theory are presented.

  3. Modular Quantum Memories Using Passive Linear Optics and Coherent Feedback

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    Modular Quantum Memories Using Passive Linear Optics and Coherent Feedback Hendra I. Nurdin photon pulsed optical field has a conceptually simple modular realization using only passive linear optics and coherent feedback. We exploit the idea that two decaying optical cavities can be coupled

  4. Optonanomechanical self-adaptive photonic devices based on light forces: A path to robust high-index-contrast nanophotonic circuits

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    Popovic, Milos

    We describe a proposed new class of optonanomechanical integrated photonic devices that can have self-adaptive behavior and self-adaptive optical frequency response, through the use of optical forces to manipulate their ...

  5. Two Photon Absorption And Refraction in Bulk of the Semiconducting Materials

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    Kumari, Vinay [Department of Physics, BMIET Sonepat, Haryana (India); Department of Physics, DCRUST Murthal, Haryana (India); Kumar, Vinod [Department of Physics, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar (India); Malik, B. P. [Department of Physics, DCRUST Murthal, Haryana (India); Mohan, Devendra [Department of Applied Physics, GJUS and T, Hisar, Haryana (India); Gaur, Arun [Department of Physics, Hindu PG College (Sonepat), Haryana (India)

    2011-10-20

    Fast electronic detection systems have opened up a number of new fields like nonlinear optics, optical communication, coherent optics, optical bistability, two/four wave mixing. The interest in this field has been stimulated by the importance of multiphoton processes in many fundamental aspects of physics. It has proved to be an invaluable tool for determining the optical and electronic properties of the solids because of the fact that one gets the information about the bulk of the material rather than the surface one. In this paper we report, the measurement of the nonlinear absorption and refraction from the band gap to half-band gap region of bulk of semiconductors in the direct and indirect band gap crystals with nanosecond laser. The measured theoretical calculated values of two-photon absorption coefficients ({beta}) and nonlinear refraction n{sub 2}({omega}) of direct band gap crystal match the earlier reported theoretical predictions. By making use of these theoretical calculated values, we have estimated {beta} and n{sub 2}({omega}) in the case of indirect band gap crystals. Low value of absorption coefficient in case of indirect band gap crystals have been attributed to phonon assisted transition while reduction in nonlinear refraction is due to the rise in saturation taking place in the absorption.

  6. Light propagation and emission in complex photonic media

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    Willem L. Vos; Ad Lagendijk; Allard P. Mosk

    2015-04-26

    We provide an introduction to complex photonic media, that is, composite materials with spatial inhomogeneities that are distributed over length scales comparable to or smaller than the wavelength of light. This blossoming field is firmly rooted in condensed matter physics, in optics, and in materials science. Many stimulating analogies exist with other wave phenomena such as sound and seismology, X-rays, neutrons. The field has a rich history, which has led to many applications in lighting, novel lasers, light harvesting, microscopy, and bio optics. We provide a brief overview of complex photonic media with different classes of spatial order, varying from completely random to long-periodically ordered structures, quasi crystalline and aperiodic structures, and arrays of cavities. In addition to shaping optical waves by suitable photonic nanostructures, the realization is quickly arising that the spatial shaping of optical wavefronts with spatial light modulators dramatically increases the number of control parameters. As a result, it is becoming possible for instance to literally see through completely opaque complex media. We discuss a unified view of complex photonic media by means of a photonic interaction strength parameter. This parameter gauges the interaction of light with any complex photonic medium, and allows to compare complex media from different classes for similar applications.

  7. Projection imaging of photon beams by the Cerenkov effect

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    Glaser, Adam K.; Davis, Scott C.; McClatchy, David M.; Zhang, Rongxiao; Pogue, Brian W.; Gladstone, David J.

    2013-01-15

    Purpose: A novel technique for beam profiling of megavoltage photon beams was investigated for the first time by capturing images of the induced Cerenkov emission in water, as a potential surrogate for the imparted dose in irradiated media. Methods: A high-sensitivity, intensified CCD camera (ICCD) was configured to acquire 2D projection images of Cerenkov emission from a 4 Multiplication-Sign 4 cm{sup 2} 6 MV linear accelerator (LINAC) x-ray photon beam operating at a dose rate of 400 MU/min incident on a water tank with transparent walls. The ICCD acquisition was gated to the LINAC sync pulse to reduce background light artifacts, and the measurement quality was investigated by evaluating the signal to noise ratio and measurement repeatability as a function of delivered dose. Monte Carlo simulations were used to derive a calibration factor for differences between the optical images and deposited dose arising from the anisotropic angular dependence of Cerenkov emission. Finally, Cerenkov-based beam profiles were compared to a percent depth dose (PDD) and lateral dose profile at a depth of d{sub max} from a reference dose distribution generated from the clinical Varian ECLIPSE treatment planning system (TPS). Results: The signal to noise ratio was found to be 20 at a delivered dose of 66.6 cGy, and proportional to the square root of the delivered dose as expected from Poisson photon counting statistics. A 2.1% mean standard deviation and 5.6% maximum variation in successive measurements were observed, and the Monte Carlo derived calibration factor resulted in Cerenkov emission images which were directly correlated to deposited dose, with some spatial issues. The dose difference between the TPS and PDD predicted by Cerenkov measurements was within 20% in the buildup region with a distance to agreement (DTA) of 1.5-2 mm and {+-}3% at depths beyond d{sub max}. In the lateral profile, the dose difference at the beam penumbra was within {+-}13% with a DTA of 0-2 mm, {+-}5% in the central beam region, and 2%-3% in the beam umbra. Conclusions: The results from this initial study demonstrate the first documented use of Cerenkov emission imaging to profile x-ray photon LINAC beams in water. The proposed modality has several potential advantages over alternative methods, and upon future refinement may prove to be a robust and novel dosimetry method.

  8. Dynamic acousto-mechanical control of a strongly coupled photonic molecule

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    Kapfinger, Stephan; Lichtmannecker, Stefan; Müller, Kai; Finley, Jonathan J; Wixforth, Achim; Kaniber, Michael; Krenner, Hubert J

    2015-01-01

    Two-dimensional photonic crystal membranes provide a versatile planar architecture for integrated photonics to control the propagation of light on a chip employing high quality optical cavities, waveguides, beamsplitters or dispersive elements. When combined with highly non-linear quantum emitters, quantum photonic networks operating at the single photon level come within reach. Towards large-scale quantum photonic networks, selective dynamic control of individual components and deterministic interactions between different constituents are of paramount importance. This indeed calls for switching speeds ultimately on the system's native timescales. For example, manipulation via electric fields or all-optical means have been employed for switching in nanophotonic circuits and cavity quantum electrodynamics studies. Here, we demonstrate dynamic control of the coherent interaction between two coupled photonic crystal nanocavities forming a photonic molecule. By using an electrically generated radio frequency surf...

  9. Optical coherence tomography based on intensity correlations of quasi-thermal light

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    Zerom, Petros

    We show theoretically that the longitudinal resolution of conventional optical coherence tomography can be improved by a factor of radic2 when a two-photon (as opposed to a single-photon) sensitive detector is used, and ...

  10. Hidden photon measurements using the long-baseline cavity of laser interferometric gravitational-wave detector

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    Yuki Inoue; Koji Ishidoshiro

    2015-09-28

    We suggest a new application for the long-baseline and high powered cavities in a laser-interferometric gravitational-wave~(GW) detector to search for WISPs (weakly interacting sub-eV particles), such as a hidden U(1) gauge boson, called the hidden-sector photon. It is based on the principle of a light shining through the wall experiment, adapted to the laser with a wavelength of 1064 or 532 nm. The transition edge sensor (TES) bolometer is assumed as a detector, which the dark rate and efficiency are assumed as $0.000001~\\mathrm{s^{-1}}$ and 0.75, respectively. The TES bolometer is sufficiently sensitive to search for the low-mass hidden-sector photons. We assume that the reconversion cavity is mounted on the reconversion region of hidden-sector photons, which number of reflection and length are assumed as 1000 and 10, 100, and 1000m. We found that the second-point-five and the second generation GW experiments, such as KAGRA and Advanced LIGO with a regeneration cavity and TES bolometers. The expected lower bounds with these experiments wit the reconverted mirror are set on the coupling constant $\\chi = 2 \\times 10^{-9}$ for hidden-sector photon with a mass of $2 \\times 10^{-5}$ eV within 95% confidence level. The third generation detector, Einstein Telescope, will reach $\\chi = 1 \\times 10^{-9}$ at a mass of $1 \\times 10^{-5}$ eV within 95% confidence level. Although the operation and construction of the RC will demand dedicated optical configurations, the cavities used in GW detection are expected to measure the strong potential for finding the hidden-sector photons.

  11. What can you do with energy-efficient optics and photonics? Well, for starters... FOOTPRINT CLEAN ENERGY WORK SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE CONSERVATION DIRECT CURRENT EFFICIENT SUN FLEXIBLE FUEL ELECTRON OFF-THE-GRID THERMAL ENERGY ENGINEER ENVIRONMEN

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    Faure, Claudie

    devices, creating a power plant. Utilize solar energy at night with nanostructured capacitors, and use · ELECTRON · OFF-THE-GRID · THERMAL ENERGY · ENGINEER · ENVIRONMENT · FURNACE · SOLAR POWER · CURRENT SOLAR, PHOTONIC DEVICES FOR EFFICIENT HARVESTING AND CONVERSION OF SOLAR ENERGY DEVICESFORMONITORINGENERGYUSAGE,MONITORINGEXHAUSTGASESANDPOLLUTANTS,ENERGY

  12. *raychen@uts.cc.utexas.edu; phone 1 512-471-7035; fax 1 512-471-8575; bart.mer.utexas.edu:16080/Chen/optic-inter/ Silicon photonic crystal microarrays for high throughput label-free

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    Chen, Ray

    *raychen@uts.cc.utexas.edu; phone 1 512-471-7035; fax 1 512-471-8575; bart.mer.utexas.edu:16080 cancer cell line lysates with sensitivity and specificity Swapnajit Chakravartya , Wei-Cheng Laib , Yi reduced the radiation loss and increased the stored energy in the photonic crystal microcavity resonance

  13. 1694 IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 23, NO. 22, NOVEMBER 15, 2011 A Continuously Tunable Microwave Fractional

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    Yao, Jianping

    Microwave Fractional Hilbert Transformer Based on a Photonic Microwave Delay-Line Filter Using--A continuously tunable microwave fractional Hilbert transformer (FHT) implemented based on a photonic microwave the pass- band is achieved. Index Terms--Hilbert transform, microwave photonics, optical signal processing

  14. Strong effects of photonic band structures on the diffraction of colloidal crystals Willem L. Vos and Rudolf Sprik

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    Vos, Willem L.

    Strong effects of photonic band structures on the diffraction of colloidal crystals Willem L. Vos The influence of photonic band structures on optical diffraction has been studied with colloidal crystals­16 These demonstrate the use of colloidal crystals to applica- tions in photonics. In this paper, we present a study

  15. Photonic polarization gears for ultra-sensitive angular measurements

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    D'Ambrosio, V; Del Re, L; Slussarenko, S; Li, Y; Kwek, L C; Marrucci, L; Walborn, S P; Aolita, L; Sciarrino, F

    2013-01-01

    A key aim in metrology is to find new physical methods for enhancing measurement precision. In this respect, quantum metrology bears great promise, but is unlikely to become practical in the near future. Its ideas can nevertheless provide inspiration for classical methods of immediate value. Here, we demonstrate the generation of NOON-like photonic states of m quanta of angular momentum, with m as high as 100, in a setup that acts as a photonic gear, converting a mechanical rotation of angle {\\theta} into an amplified rotation of the optical polarization by the angle m{\\theta}. Exploiting this effect, we demonstrate angular measurements with a precision comparable to that of the optimal quantum strategy with m photons, but robust to photon losses. The high gear ratio m translates into a similar sensitivity enhancement of optical non-contact angular measurements, boosting the current state-of-the-art by almost two orders of magnitude.

  16. Photonic quantum walk in a single beam with twisted light

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    Cardano, Filippo; Karimi, Ebrahim; Slussarenko, Sergei; Paparo, Domenico; de Lisio, Corrado; Sciarrino, Fabio; Santamato, Enrico; Marrucci, Lorenzo

    2014-01-01

    Inspired by the classical phenomenon of random walk, the concept of quantum walk has emerged recently as a powerful platform for the dynamical simulation of complex quantum systems, entanglement production and universal quantum computation. Such a wide perspective motivates a renewing search for efficient, scalable and stable implementations of this quantum process. Photonic approaches have hitherto mainly focused on multi-path schemes, requiring interferometric stability and a number of optical elements that scales quadratically with the number of steps. Here we report the experimental realization of a quantum walk taking place in the orbital angular momentum space of light, both for a single photon and for two simultaneous indistinguishable photons. The whole process develops in a single light beam, with no need of interferometers, and requires optical resources scaling linearly with the number of steps. Our demonstration introduces a novel versatile photonic platform for implementing quantum simulations, b...

  17. Thermal photons to dileptons ratio at LHC

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    Jajati K. Nayak; Jan-e Alam; Sourav Sarkar; Bikash Sinha

    2007-05-24

    It is shown that the ratio of transverse momentum (p_T) distribution of thermal photons to dileptons produced in heavy ion collisions reaches a plateau above p_T=1 GeV. We argue that the value of the ratio in the plateau region can be used to estimate the initial temperature.

  18. Photons & Fusion Newsletter - 2014

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    Discovery Science on NIF: Exploring the Physics of Star Formation Article on MOIRE Optics on Cover of Applied Optics Mode 1 Drive Asymmetry in NIF Inertial Confinement Fusion...

  19. Curves and The Photon

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    L. Stodolsky

    2005-11-28

    The study of the number of photons leads to a new way of characterizing curves and to a novel integral invariant over curves.

  20. Photons & Fusion Newsletter

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    2 Photons & Fusion Newsletter May 2012 Reducing the Time to Grow Good Cryogenic Layers One of the most demanding aspects of preparing targets for NIF ignition experiments is...

  1. Photons & Fusion Newsletter - 2014

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    news Photons & Fusion Newsletter - 2014 May ARC Beamlet Profiles NIF Petawatt Laser Is on Track to Completion The Advanced Radiographic Capability (ARC), a petawatt-class laser now...

  2. Generalizing Optical Geometry

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    Rickard Jonsson; Hans Westman

    2007-08-21

    We show that by employing the standard projected curvature as a measure of spatial curvature, we can make a certain generalization of optical geometry (Abramowicz and Lasota 1997, Class. Quantum Grav. 14 (1997) A23). This generalization applies to any spacetime that admits a hypersurface orthogonal shearfree congruence of worldlines. This is a somewhat larger class of spacetimes than the conformally static spacetimes assumed in standard optical geometry. In the generalized optical geometry, which in the generic case is time dependent, photons move with unit speed along spatial geodesics and the sideways force experienced by a particle following a spatially straight line is independent of the velocity. Also gyroscopes moving along spatial geodesics do not precess (relative to the forward direction). Gyroscopes that follow a curved spatial trajectory precess according to a very simple law of three-rotation. We also present an inertial force formalism in coordinate representation for this generalization. Furthermore, we show that by employing a new sense of spatial curvature (Jonsson, Class. Quantum Grav. 23 (2006) 1) closely connected to Fermat's principle, we can make a more extensive generalization of optical geometry that applies to arbitrary spacetimes. In general this optical geometry will be time dependent, but still geodesic photons move with unit speed and follow lines that are spatially straight in the new sense. Also, the sideways experienced (comoving) force on a test particle following a line that is straight in the new sense will be independent of the velocity.

  3. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, VOL. 58, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2010 3269 Tunable Programmable Microwave Photonic Filters

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    Purdue University

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, VOL. 58, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2010 3269 Tunable Programmable Microwave Photonic Filters Based on an Optical Frequency Comb Ehsan Hamidi, Student Member, IEEE the application of optical combs to implement tunable programmable microwave photonic filters. We design well

  4. An all-silicon single-photon source by unconventional photon blockade

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    H. Flayac; D. Gerace; V. Savona

    2015-03-10

    The lack of suitable quantum emitters in silicon and silicon-based materials has prevented the realization of room temperature, compact, stable, and integrated sources of single photons in a scalable on-chip architecture, so far. Current approaches rely on exploiting the enhanced optical nonlinearity of silicon through light confinement or slow-light propagation, and are based on parametric processes that typically require substantial input energy and spatial footprint to reach a reasonable output yield. Here we propose an alternative all-silicon device that employs a different paradigm, namely the interplay between quantum interference and the third-order intrinsic nonlinearity in a system of two coupled optical cavities. This unconventional photon blockade allows to produce antibunched radiation at extremely low input powers. We demonstrate a reliable protocol to operate this mechanism under pulsed optical excitation, as required for device applications, thus implementing a true single-photon source. We finally propose a state-of-art implementation in a standard silicon-based photonic crystal integrated circuit that outperforms existing parametric devices either in input power or footprint area.

  5. Optimal Storage and Retrieval of Single-Photon Waveforms

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    Shuyu Zhou; Shanchao Zhang; Chang Liu; J. F. Chen; Jianming Wen; M. M. T. Loy; G. K. L. Wong; Shengwang Du

    2012-07-11

    We report an experimental demonstration of optimal storage and retrieval of heralded single-photon wave packets using electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in cold atoms at a high optical depth. We obtain an optimal storage efficiency of (49+/-3)% for single-photon waveforms with a temporal likeness of 96%. Our result brings the EIT quantum light-matter interface close to practical quantum information applications.

  6. Photon trap for neutralization of negative ions beams

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    Popov, S S; Ivanov, A A; Kotelnikov, I A

    2015-01-01

    For effectively neutralization of the powerful negative ions beams of hydrogen and deuterium the photon target is considered in long time. The attractiveness of the traditional approach (Fabry-Perot resonators) to their creation is limited to a number of stringent technical requirements and large economic costs. In this paper we propose a new concept of non-resonant photon trap (storage) for creation more technologically simple optical neutralizers.

  7. THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 142, 212445 (2015) Coherent (photon) vs incoherent (current) detection of multidimensional

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    Mukamel, Shaul

    2015-01-01

    ) detection of multidimensional optical signals from single molecules in open junctions Bijay Kumar Agarwalla. Coherent (stimulated, heterodyne) detection of photons and incoherent detection of the optically induced as well as optical radiation fields.9­11 Single molecule spectroscopy is markedly different from bulk

  8. A magneto-optic modulator with unit quantum effciency

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    Lewis A. Williamson; Yu-Hui Chen; Jevon J. Longdell

    2014-10-23

    We propose a device for the reversible and quiet conversion of microwave photons to optical sideband photons, that can reach 100% quantum effciency. The device is based on an erbium doped crystal placed in both an optical and microwave resonator. We show that effcient conversion can be achieved so long as the product of the optical and microwave cooperativity factors can be made large. We argue achieving this regime is feasible with current technology and we discuss a possible implementation.

  9. Overcoming phonon-induced dephasing for indistinguishable photon sources

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    Tom Close; Erik M. Gauger; Brendon W. Lovett

    2012-06-25

    Reliable single photon sources constitute the basis of schemes for quantum communication and measurement based quantum computing. Solid state single photon sources based on quantum dots are convenient and versatile but the electronic transitions that generate the photons are subject to interactions with lattice vibrations. Using a microscopic model of electron-phonon interactions and a quantum master equation, we here examine phonon-induced decoherence and assess its impact on the rate of production, and indistinguishability, of single photons emitted from an optically driven quantum dot system. We find that, above a certain threshold of desired indistinguishability, it is possible to mitigate the deleterious effects of phonons by exploiting a three-level Raman process for photon production.

  10. Extracting an entangled photon pair from collectively decohered pairs at a telecommunication wavelength

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    Yoshiaki Tsujimoto; Yukihiro Sugiura; Makoto Ando; Daisuke Katsuse; Rikizo Ikuta; Takashi Yamamoto; Masato Koashi; Nobuyuki Imoto

    2015-03-10

    We experimentally demonstrated entanglement extraction scheme by using photons at the telecommunication band for optical-fiber-based quantum communications. We generated two pairs of non-degenerate polarization entangled photons at 780~nm and 1551~nm by spontaneous parametric down-conversion and distributed the two photons at 1551~nm through a collective phase damping channel which gives the same amount of random phase shift on the two photons. Through local operation and classical communication, we extracted an entangled photon pair from two phase-disturbed photon pairs. An observed fidelity of the extracted photon pair to a maximally entangled photon pair was 0.73 $\\pm$ 0.07 which clearly shows the recovery of entanglement.

  11. Power-efficient production of photon pairs in a tapered chalcogenide microwire

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    Meyer-Scott, Evan; Ahmad, Raja; Li, Lizhu; Rochette, Martin; Jennewein, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Using tapered fibers of As2Se3 chalcogenide glass, we produce photon pairs at telecommunication wavelengths with pump power as low as 250 nW for a single pump, and 191 nW for the weak pump in a two-pump non-degenerate scheme. Our results show that the ultrahigh nonlinearity in these microwires could allow single-photon pumping to produce photon pairs, enabling the production of large entangled states, heralding of single photons after lossy transmission, and photonic quantum information processing with nonlinear optics.

  12. On search for eV hidden sector photons in Super-Kamiokande and CAST experiments

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    Sergei Gninenko; Javier Redondo

    2008-04-23

    If light hidden sector photons exist, they could be produced through kinetic mixing with solar photons in the eV energy range. We propose to search for this hypothetical hidden photon flux with the Super-Kamiokande and/or upgraded CAST detectors. The proposed experiments are sensitive to mixing strengths as small as 10^-9 for hidden photon masses in the sub eV region and, in the case of non-observation, would improve limits recently obtained from photon regeneration laser experiments in this mass region.

  13. Controllable optical switch using a Bose-Einstein condensate in an optical cavity 

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    Yang, Shuai; Al-Amri, M.; Evers, Joerg; Zubairy, M. Suhail

    2011-01-01

    -photon interaction then induces an optical lattice for the atoms and affects their mechanical motion. In turn, the atoms imprint a position-dependent phase shift on the cavity field. This highly nonlocal nonlinearity is quite different from the usual local atom... in stabilizing the homogeneous phase when the pump power is low. Collisions between atoms with positive scattering lengths tend to diffuse the atoms away from each other. Therefore, the optical lattice generated by the cavity photons can rearrange the atoms...

  14. Photon beam position monitor

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    Kuzay, T.M.; Shu, D.

    1995-02-07

    A photon beam position monitor is disclosed for use in the front end of a beamline of a high heat flux and high energy photon source such as a synchrotron radiation storage ring detects and measures the position and, when a pair of such monitors are used in tandem, the slope of a photon beam emanating from an insertion device such as a wiggler or an undulator inserted in the straight sections of the ring. The photon beam position monitor includes a plurality of spaced blades for precisely locating the photon beam, with each blade comprised of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamond with an outer metal coating of a photon sensitive metal such as tungsten, molybdenum, etc., which combination emits electrons when a high energy photon beam is incident upon the blade. Two such monitors are contemplated for use in the front end of the beamline, with the two monitors having vertically and horizontally offset detector blades to avoid blade ''shadowing''. Provision is made for aligning the detector blades with the photon beam and limiting detector blade temperature during operation. 18 figs.

  15. Switching of light with light using cold atoms inside a hollow optical fiber

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    Bajcsy, Michal

    We demonstrate a fiber-optical switch that operates with a few hundred photons per switching pulse. The light-light interaction is mediated by laser-cooled

  16. Function Photonic Crystals

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    Xiang-Yao Wu; Bai-Jun Zhang; Jing-Hai Yang; Xiao-Jing Liu; Nuo Ba; Yi-Heng Wu; Qing-Cai Wang; Guang-Huai Wang

    2012-12-01

    In the paper, we present a new kind of function photonic crystals, which refractive index is a function of space position. Unlike conventional PCs, which structure grow from two materials, A and B, with different dielectric constants $\\epsilon_{A}$ and $\\epsilon_{B}$. By Fermat principle, we give the motion equations of light in one-dimensional, two-dimensional and three-dimensional function photonic crystals. For one-dimensional function photonic crystals, we study the dispersion relation, band gap structure and transmissivity, and compare them with conventional photonic crystals. By choosing various refractive index distribution function $n(z)$, we can obtain more width or more narrow band gap structure than conventional photonic crystals.

  17. Three-dimensional array foci of generalized Fibonacci photon sieves

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    Zhang, Junyong; Zhu, Jianqiang; Lin, Zunqi

    2015-01-01

    We present a new kind of photon sieves on the basis of the generalized Fibonacci sequences. The required numbers and locations of axial foci can be designed by generalized Fibonacci photon sieves (GFiPS). Furthermore, the three-dimensional array foci can be controllable and adjustable by the optical path difference scaling factor (OPDSF) when the amplitude modulation is replaced with the phase modulation. Multi-focal technologies can be applied to nano-imaging, THZ, laser communications, direct laser writing, optical tweezers or atom trapping, etc.

  18. Photons at PHENIX

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    Baldo Sahlmueller; for the PHENIX collaboration

    2010-02-01

    Direct photons are a powerful probe to study the properties of the unique matter created in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. They carry information on the various stages of a heavy-ion collision. At different transverse momenta (pT), different production processes dominate the direct photon yield in heavy-ion collisions. Photons at high pT can be used to study initial hard scattering processes while photons at low and intermediate pT provide direct information on the hot and dense medium created in such collisions since they origin predominantly from jet-medium interactions and from thermal radiation from the medium itself. PHENIX has measured direct-photon yields over a broad pT and energy range in different collision systems such as Au+Au and Cu+Cu, allowing systematic studies of the behavior of direct photons in heavy-ion collisions. Two different methods have been used to measure the direct photons. An excess of direct photons in Au+Au collisions at low pT beyond the expectation from p+p collisions was measured for the first time via internal conversion. Furthermore, the azimuthal anisotropy parameter v2 has been measured. The direct photon v2 sheds light on the different processes contributing to the production of direct photons. The p+p data at the same energy provide a baseline for understanding the heavy-ion data, but are also interesting in their own right, e.g. for testing pQCD calculations or - as RHIC collides polarized protons - for constraining models on the gluon contribution to the proton spin.

  19. Multi-Photon Interference and Temporal Distinguishability of Photons

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    Z. Y. Ou

    2007-08-24

    A number of recent interference experiments involving multiple photons are reviewed. These experiments include generalized photon bunching effects, generalized Hong-Ou-Mandel interference effects and multi-photon interferometry for demonstrations of multi-photon de Broglie wavelength. The multi-photon states used in these experiments are from two pairs of photons in parametric down-conversion. We find that the size of the interference effect in these experiments, characterized by the visibility of interference pattern, is governed by the degree of distinguishability among different pairs of photons. Based on this discovery, we generalize the concept of multi-photon temporal distinguishability and relate it to a number of multi-photon interference effects. Finally, we make an attempt to interpret the coherence theory by the multi-photon interference via the concept of temporal distinguishability of photons.

  20. Indistinguishability of independent single photons

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    F. W. Sun; C. W. Wong

    2009-02-02

    The indistinguishability of independent single photons is presented by decomposing the single photon pulse into the mixed state of different transform limited pulses. The entanglement between single photons and outer environment or other photons induces the distribution of the center frequencies of those transform limited pulses and makes photons distinguishable. Only the single photons with the same transform limited form are indistinguishable. In details, the indistinguishability of single photons from the solid-state quantum emitter and spontaneous parametric down conversion is examined with two-photon Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer. Moreover, experimental methods to enhance the indistinguishability are discussed, where the usage of spectral filter is highlighted.

  1. Projection optics box

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    Hale, Layton C. (Livermore, CA); Malsbury, Terry (Tracy, CA); Hudyma, Russell M. (San Ramon, CA); Parker, John M. (Tracy, CA)

    2000-01-01

    A projection optics box or assembly for use in an optical assembly, such as in an extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) system using 10-14 nm soft x-ray photons. The projection optics box utilizes a plurality of highly reflective optics or mirrors, each mounted on a precision actuator, and which reflects an optical image, such as from a mask, in the EUVL system onto a point of use, such as a target or silicon wafer, the mask, for example, receiving an optical signal from a source assembly, such as a developed from laser system, via a series of highly reflective mirrors of the EUVL system. The plurality of highly reflective optics or mirrors are mounted in a housing assembly comprised of a series of bulkheads having wall members secured together to form a unit construction of maximum rigidity. Due to the precision actuators, the mirrors must be positioned precisely and remotely in tip, tilt, and piston (three degrees of freedom), while also providing exact constraint.

  2. Enhancement of second harmonic generation in NaNO{sub 2}-infiltrated opal photonic crystal using structural light focusing

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    Zaytsev, Kirill I. Yurchenko, Stanislav O.

    2014-08-04

    Experimental and numerical results for second harmonic generation (SHG) in photonic crystal (PC) based on NaNO{sub 2}-infiltrated opal matrix are presented. SHG is performed in reflection mode; thus, the direction of the SHG maximum is equal to the angle of mirror reflection. The PC was pumped with femtosecond optical pulses at different angles of incidence, allowing the dependence of the SHG efficiency on the location of the fundamental wavelength toward the PC band gap (BG) to be examined. The most efficient SHG was observed when pumping the BG of the PC. To interpret the experimental results, finite-difference time-domain numerical simulations of the light interaction with the PC were conducted. The observed effect of highly efficient SHG is associated with structural light focusing, and, as a consequence, with strong optical field localization within certain near-surface PC regions. Thus, SHG enhancement based on structural light focusing in PC was demonstrated.

  3. Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors and sub-10-nm lithography

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    Yang, Joel K. (Joel Kwang wei)

    2009-01-01

    Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) are useful in applications such as free-space optical communications to achieve high-speed data transfer across vast distances with minimum transmission power. In ...

  4. Nanopillar Photovoltaics: Photon Management and Junction Engineering for Next-Generation Solar Cells

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    Mariani, Giacomo

    2013-01-01

    photovoltaics: cohesive optical and electrical investigation of the complete solarphotovoltaics represents an emerging alternative to standard solarPhotovoltaics: Photon Management and Junction Engineering for Next-Generation Solar

  5. Heralding efficiency and correlated-mode coupling of near-IR fiber-coupled photon pairs

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    Rosenberg, Danna

    We report on a systematic experimental study of the heralding efficiency and generation rate of telecom-band infrared photon pairs generated by spontaneous parametric down-conversion and coupled to single-mode optical ...

  6. Packaging and qualification of single photon counting avalanche photodiode focal plane arrays

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    Verghese, Simon

    Avalanche Photodiode (APD) photon counting arrays are finding an increasing role in defense applications in laser radar and optical communications. As these system concepts mature, the need for reliable screening, test, ...

  7. Design and optimization of one-dimensional photonic crystals for thermophotovoltaic applications

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    Celanovic, Ivan

    We explore the optical characteristics and fundamental limitations of one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystal (PhC) structures as means for improving the efficiency and power density of thermophotovoltaic (TPV) and ...

  8. Ultrafast photodetection in an all-silicon chip enabled by two-photon absorption

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    Bravo-Abad, Jorge

    In this letter we theoretically demonstrate that by dramatically enhancing two-photon absorption, all-silicon optical microresonators can act as efficient photodetectors for light at telecom wavelengths. We illustrate this ...

  9. Photonic Crystal Based Centrifugal Microfluidic Biosensors Seung-Kon Leea, b

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    photonic stop bands. The optical reflectance spectrum was modulated by the refractive- index mismatch, 15 The centrifugal microfluidic units have many advantages of multiplexing, low-cost, easy control

  10. Two photon luminescence from quantum dots using broad and narrowband ultrafast laser pulses 

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    Balasubramanian, Haribhaskar

    2008-10-10

    Nonlinear optical microscopy (NLOM) offers many advantages when imaging intact biological samples. By using ultrafast lasers in the near infrared and two photon excitation (TPE), signal production is limited to the focal volume and provides...

  11. Performance Comparison of OTDM and OBS Scheduling for Agile All-Photonic

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    ) is a high speed transparent agile optical transport network. A key issue in these all photonic networks clocked to the core switch configuration by means of a round robin schedule for example. By suitably

  12. Huygens-Fresnel principle for N-photon states of light

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    E. Brainis

    2010-11-29

    We show that the propagation of a N-photon field in space and time can be described by a generalized Huygens-Fresnel integral. Using two examples, we then demonstrate how familiar Fourier optics techniques applied to a N-photon wave function can be used to engineer the propagation of entanglement and to design the way the detection of one photon shapes the state of the others.

  13. Application of time-invariant linear filter approximation to parameterization of one- and two-dimensional surface metrology with high quality x-ray optics

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    Yashchuk, Valeriy V.

    2014-01-01

    tolerances, metrology of x-ray optics *Corresponding author:been submitted to SPIE Optics and Photonics 2013, ConferenceOP312: Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components VIII (San

  14. Transpiration purged optical probe

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    2004-01-06

    An optical apparatus for clearly viewing the interior of a containment vessel by applying a transpiration fluid to a volume directly in front of the external surface of the optical element of the optical apparatus. The fluid is provided by an external source and transported by means of an annular tube to a capped end region where the inner tube is perforated. The perforation allows the fluid to stream axially towards the center of the inner tube and then axially away from an optical element which is positioned in the inner tube just prior to the porous sleeve. This arrangement draws any contaminants away from the optical element keeping it free of contaminants. In one of several embodiments, the optical element can be a lens, a viewing port or a laser, and the external source can provide a transpiration fluid having either steady properties or time varying properties.

  15. Optical Packet Switching Routers and Networks: Technologies, Architectures, and Applications

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    Kolner, Brian H.

    Optical Packet Switching Routers and Networks: Technologies, Architectures, and Applications S. J 95616, U. S. A. yoo@ece.ucdavis.edu, Abstract: This paper covers new optical packet switching router technologies, system architectures, and the future photonic Internet. In particular, we will discuss all-optical

  16. Photonics Research and Development

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    Pookpanratana, Sujitra; Shlayan, Neveen; Venkat, Rama; Das, Bisjwajit; Boehm, Bob; Heske, Clemens; Fraser, Donald; Moustakas, Theodore

    2010-01-15

    During the period August 2005 through October 2009, the UNLV Research Foundation (UNLVRF), a non-profit affiliate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), in collaboration with UNLVâ??s Colleges of Science and Engineering; Boston University (BU); Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); and Sunlight Direct, LLC, has managed and conducted a diverse and comprehensive research and development program focused on light-emitting diode (LED) technologies that provide significantly improved characteristics for lighting and display applications. This final technical report provides detailed information on the nature of the tasks, the results of the research, and the deliverables. It is estimated that about five percent of the energy used in the nation is for lighting homes, buildings and streets, accounting for some 25 percent of the average homeâ??s electric bill. However, the figure is significantly higher for the commercial sector. About 60 percent of the electricity for businesses is for lighting. Thus replacement of current lighting with solid-state lighting technology has the potential to significantly reduce this nationâ??s energy consumption â?? by some estimates, possibly as high as 20%. The primary objective of this multi-year R&D project has been to develop and advance lighting technologies to improve national energy conversion efficiencies; reduce heat load; and significantly lower the cost of conventional lighting technologies. The UNLVRF and its partners have specifically focused these talents on (1) improving LED technologies; (2) optimizing hybrid solar lighting, a technology which potentially offers the benefits of blending natural with artificial lighting systems, thus improving energy efficiency; and (3) building a comprehensive academic infrastructure within UNLV which concentrates on photonics R&D. Task researchers have reported impressive progress in (1) the development of quantum dot laser emitting diodes (QDLEDs) which will ultimately improve energy efficiency and lower costs for display and lighting applications (UNLV College of Engineering); (2) advancing green LED technology based on the Indium-Gallium-Nitride system (BU), thus improving conversion efficiencies; (3) employing unique state-of-the-art X-ray, electron and optical spectroscopies with microscopic techniques to learn more about the electronic structure of materials and contacts in LED devices (UNLV College of Science); (4) establishing a UNLV Display Lighting Laboratory staffed with a specialized team of academic researchers, students and industrial partners focused on identifying and implementing engineering solutions for lighting display-related problems; and (5) conducting research, development and demonstration for HSL essential to the resolution of technological barriers to commercialization.

  17. Design of the First Infrared Beamline at the Siam Photon Laboratory

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    Pattanasiriwisawa, W.; Songsiriritthigul, P.; Dumas, P.

    2010-06-23

    This report presents the optical design and optical simulations for the first infrared beamline at the Siam Photon Laboratory. The beamline collects the edge radiation and bending magnet radiation, producing from the BM4 bending magnet of the 1.2 GeV storage ring of the Siam Photon Source. The optical design is optimized for the far- to mid-infrared spectral range (4000-100 cm{sup -1}) for microspectroscopic applications. The optical performance has been examined by computer simulations.

  18. Image transmission using stable solitons of arbitrary shapes in photonic lattices

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    Chen, Zhigang

    Image transmission using stable solitons of arbitrary shapes in photonic lattices Jianke Yang,1, we propose soliton-based text/image transmission through bulk photonic structures. © 2011 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: 190.0190, 160.5293. Image transmission through bulk nonlinear media

  19. Assembly and Functionalization of 3D Photonic Crystals X. Yu, P.V. Braun

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    Braun, Paul

    Assembly and Functionalization of 3D Photonic Crystals X. Yu, P.V. Braun Department of Materials manipulation, and DNA-directed assembly as pathways to complex 3D structures. INTRODUCTION Metallic photonic to such structures in an efficient fashion, be this introduction of aperiodic features such as optical cavities

  20. Interferometric source of multi-color, multi-beam entangled photons with mirror and mixer

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    Dress, William B.; Kisner, Roger A.; Richards, Roger K.

    2004-06-01

    53 Systems and methods are described for an interferometric source of multi-color, multi-beam entangled photons. An apparatus includes: a multi-refringent device optically coupled to a source of coherent energy, the multi-refringent device providing a beam of multi-color entangled photons; a condenser device optically coupled to the multi-refringent device, the condenser device i) including a mirror and a mixer and ii) converging two spatially resolved portions of the beam of multi-color entangled photons into a converged multi-color entangled photon beam; a tunable phase adjuster optically coupled to the condenser device, the tunable phase adjuster changing a phase of at least a portion of the converged multi-color entangled photon beam to generate a first interferometeric multi-color entangled photon beam; and a beam splitter optically coupled to the condenser device, the beam splitter combining the first interferometeric multi-color entangled photon beam with a second interferometric multi-color entangled photon beam.

  1. Photonic light trapping and electrical transport in thin-film silicon solar cells

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    Photonic light trapping and electrical transport in thin-film silicon solar cells Lucio Claudio Keywords: Thin-film solar cells Light trapping Photonic structures Carrier collection Electro-optical simulations Surface recombination a b s t r a c t Efficient solar cells require both strong absorption

  2. Design and fabrication of photonic crystals in epitaxial free silicon for ultrathin solar cells

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Design and fabrication of photonic crystals in epitaxial free silicon for ultrathin solar cells photovoltaic solar cell. Optical simulations performed on a complete solar cell revealed that patterning to obtain ultrathin patterned solar cells. Keywords: Photonic crystals; Epitaxial crystalline silicon; Thin

  3. Waveguides in inverted opal photonic Virginie Lousse 1,2 and Shanhui Fan 1

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    Fan, Shanhui

    Waveguides in inverted opal photonic crystals Virginie Lousse 1,2 and Shanhui Fan 1 1 Ginzton phenomena are investigated in an inverted opal photonic crystal made of interpenetrating air spheres, coated, and simulations," Phys. Rev. E 71, 026,605 (2005). 12. V.N. Astratov, et al, "Optical spectroscopy of opal

  4. A Class of Supported Membranes: Formation of Fluid Phospholipid Bilayers on Photonic Band Gap Colloidal Crystals

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    Parikh, Atul N.

    Colloidal Crystals Adrian M. Brozell, Michelle A. Muha, Babak Sanii, and Atul N. Parikh* Department tunable colloidal crystal with a well-defined photonic band gap. Monodisperse colloids (e.g., silica-defined photonic band gap (PBG).6 The ability to couple membranes with colloidal crystals opens useful optical

  5. The Correlation of Spectral Lag Evolution with Prompt Optical Emission in GRB 080319B

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    Stamatikos, Michael; Sakamoto, Takanori; Dhuga, Kalvir S; Toma, Kenji; Pe'er, Asaf; Meszaros, Peter; Band, David L; Norris, Jay P; Barthelmy, Scott D; Gehrels, Neil

    2009-01-01

    We report on observations of correlated behavior between the prompt gamma-ray and optical emission from GRB 080319B, which confirm that (i) they occurred within the same astrophysical source region and (ii) their respective radiation mechanisms were dynamically coupled. Our results, based upon a new CCF methodology for determining the time-resolved spectral lag, are summarized as follows. First, the evolution in the arrival offset of prompt gamma-ray photon counts between Swift-BAT 15-25 keV and 50-100 keV energy bands (intrinsic gamma-ray spectral lag) appears to be anti-correlated with the arrival offset between prompt 15-350 keV gamma-rays and the optical emission observed by TORTORA (extrinsic optical/gamma-ray spectral lag), thus effectively partitioning the burst into two main episodes at ~T+28+/-2 sec. Second, the rise and decline of prompt optical emission at ~T+10+/-1 sec and ~T+50+/-1 sec, respectively, both coincide with discontinuities in the hard to soft evolution of the photon index for a power ...

  6. Conditions for designing single-mode air-core waveguides in three-dimensional photonic crystals

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    Fan, Shanhui

    Conditions for designing single-mode air-core waveguides in three-dimensional photonic crystals that allows the design of single-mode air-core waveguides in three-dimensional photonic crystals the regions of maximal electric-field intensity, and placing the air defects to enclose these regions

  7. Nanowire photonic crystal waveguides for single-atom trapping and strong light-matter interactions

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    Yu, S.-P.; Hood, J. D.; Muniz, J. A.; Martin, M. J.; Hung, C.-L.; Kimble, H. J.; Norte, Richard; Meenehan, Seán M.; Cohen, Justin D.; Painter, Oskar

    2014-03-17

    We present a comprehensive study of dispersion-engineered nanowire photonic crystal waveguides suitable for experiments in quantum optics and atomic physics with optically trapped atoms. Detailed design methodology and specifications are provided, as are the processing steps used to create silicon nitride waveguides of low optical loss in the near-IR. Measurements of the waveguide optical properties and power-handling capability are also presented.

  8. Targeted Specular Photons Michelle Laprade

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    Montréal, Université de

    Targeted Specular Photons Michelle Laprade Département d'Informatique et de Recherche in the resulting image which are not captured using traditional photon map- ping algorithms. This method uses a separate group of photons ­ targeted specular photons ­ which are shot specifically towards

  9. Photon Storage Cavities

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    Kim, K.-J.

    2008-01-01

    Sessler, "Analysis of Photon Storage Cavities for a Free-configuration of coupled storage cavity and PEL cavity. TheFig. 2. A ring resonator storage cavity coupled through a

  10. MScPhotonic Technologies

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    Molinari, Marc

    :none,butearlyapplicationadvised Funding:scholarshipsavailable: www.orc.southampton.ac.uk/sponsoredphd.html Fees Materials MEMS Sensors and Actuators Forfurtherinformationonthiscourse,pleasesearch:ORC MSc Photonics www.orc

  11. Photon Clusters in Thermal Radiation

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    Aleksey Ilyin

    2014-10-30

    Within the framework of Bose-Einstein statistics, it is shown that the blackbody radiation, in addition to single photons, contains photon clusters, or coalescent photons. The probability to find a k-photon cluster versus radiation frequency and temperature is found, as well as the statistics of clusters. Spectra of photon-cluster radiation are calculated as functions of blackbody temperature. The Planck's radiation law is derived based on the existence of photon clusters. The possibility of experimental observation of photon clusters in thermal radiation is discussed.

  12. Photons without vectors

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    Ilhan, Ibrahim Burak

    2015-01-01

    In this note we continue to pursue the question whether gauge theories can be represented in terms of effective "scalar" degrees of freedom. We provide such a consistent representation for a free photon theory in 3+1 dimensions. Building on results of [1] we construct a Lagrangian with a four derivative kinetic term, and demonstrate that despite seeming nonlinearity of the theory it is equivalent to a theory of a free photon.

  13. Photonic polarization gears for ultra-sensitive angular measurements

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    V. D'Ambrosio; N. Spagnolo; L. Del Re; S. Slussarenko; Y. Li; L. C. Kwek; L. Marrucci; S. P. Walborn; L. Aolita; F. Sciarrino

    2013-09-26

    Quantum metrology bears a great promise in enhancing measurement precision, but is unlikely to become practical in the near future. Its concepts can nevertheless inspire classical or hybrid methods of immediate value. Here, we demonstrate NOON-like photonic states of m quanta of angular momentum up to m=100, in a setup that acts as a "photonic gear", converting, for each photon, a mechanical rotation of an angle {\\theta} into an amplified rotation of the optical polarization by m{\\theta}, corresponding to a "super-resolving" Malus' law. We show that this effect leads to single-photon angular measurements with the same precision of polarization-only quantum strategies with m photons, but robust to photon losses. Moreover, we combine the gear effect with the quantum enhancement due to entanglement, thus exploiting the advantages of both approaches. The high "gear ratio" m boosts the current state-of-the-art of optical non-contact angular measurements by almost two orders of magnitude.

  14. Photonics.com Home News & Features Products News Briefs Newsletter Biophotonics Calendar Photonics Spectra Buyers' Guide Community Forum Submit Releases Email Article

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    Braun, Paul

    Bent in 3-D Crystals CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 8, 2008 -- Optical waveguiding of near-infrared light has been achieved through features embedded in self-assembled, three-dimensional photonic crystals crystals, which have applications including low-loss waveguides, low-threshold lasers and on-chip optical

  15. Gated frequency-resolved optical imaging with an optical parametric amplifier

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    Cameron, Stewart M. (Albuquerque, NM); Bliss, David E. (Tijeras, NM); Kimmel, Mark W. (Edgewood, NM); Neal, Daniel R. (Tijeras, NM)

    1999-01-01

    A system for detecting objects in a turbid media utilizes an optical parametric amplifier as an amplifying gate for received light from the media. An optical gating pulse from a second parametric amplifier permits the system to respond to and amplify only ballistic photons from the object in the media.

  16. Gated frequency-resolved optical imaging with an optical parametric amplifier

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    Cameron, S.M.; Bliss, D.E.; Kimmel, M.W.; Neal, D.R.

    1999-08-10

    A system for detecting objects in a turbid media utilizes an optical parametric amplifier as an amplifying gate for received light from the media. An optical gating pulse from a second parametric amplifier permits the system to respond to and amplify only ballistic photons from the object in the media. 13 figs.

  17. SILICON PHOTONIC MICRORING LINKS FOR HIGH-BANDWIDTH-DENSITY,

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    Bergman, Keren

    /O ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... SILICON PHOTONIC MICRORINGS HAVE DRAWN INTEREST IN RECENT YEARS AS POTENTIAL BUILDING BLOCKS FOR HIGH HIGHLIGHT KEY DEVICE ATTRIBUTES THAT REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT ADVANCEMENT TO REALIZE SUB-PJ/BIT SCALE OPTICAL envelope.1 Researchers have touted silicon microring modulators as ultra-low-power wavelength- division

  18. Comparative study of metallic and dielectric helix photonic metamaterial

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    ," Opt. Lett. 26(9), 584­586 (2001). 4. J. K. Gansel, M. Thiel, M. S. Rill, M. Decker, K. Bade, V. Saile, different characteristics: optical performances of circular polarizers with single-, double-, and multi. Ozin, "New route to three-dimensional photonic bandgap materials: silicon double inversion of polymer

  19. University of Pavia -Physics Department Photonics and Nanostructures Group

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    components for silicon photonics, like modulators for optical interconnects, and may promote further-junction solar cells. The post-doc will interact with other researchers within groups at Physics and Engineering in relation to the ongoing activities. Selection of candidates is held on qualifications and interview

  20. Single photon emission and detection at the nanoscale

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    semiconductor nanowires. Our single photon emitter is based on a single InAsP quantum dot embedded in a p the single quantum dot by electrical injection of electrons and holes. The optical quality of the quantum dot emission is shown to improve when surrounding the dot material by a small intrinsic section of InP. Finally

  1. Maksim Skorobogatiy Canada Research Chair in photonic crystals

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    Skorobogatiy, Maksim

    multilayer stacks: transfer matrix method, band diagrams, defects in periodic structures, localized defect defects, components for ultra dense optical integration ­ ultra- tight waveguide bends, intersecting waveguides, T junctions and directional couplers. Quazi-2D PC slabs: molding photon density of states

  2. Efficient entanglement length measurements for photonic cluster state sources

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    Ilai Schwarz; Terry Rudolph

    2012-02-27

    We present a procedure for confirming the generation of long strings of photons in an entangled (cluster) state that does not rely on complete state tomography and that works even at low collection efficiencies. The scheme has the added advantage of being passive - it does not require switching of optical elements to perform measurements in different bases for instance.

  3. Absolute detector quantum-efficiency measurements using correlated photons

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    Migdall, Alan

    within 0,6% between the two methods. The results show that correlated photons can be a useful tool, was used to pump a KDP crystal (see Figure 1). The input and output ends of the crystal were antireflection-coated for 351 nm and 702 nm, respectively. The crystal was cut so that its optic axis was inclined at 52

  4. Optical set-reset latch

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    Skogen, Erik J.

    2013-01-29

    An optical set-reset (SR) latch is formed from a first electroabsorption modulator (EAM), a second EAM and a waveguide photodetector (PD) which are arranged in an optical and electrical feedback loop which controls the transmission of light through the first EAM to latch the first EAM in a light-transmissive state in response to a Set light input. A second waveguide PD controls the transmission of light through the second EAM and is used to switch the first EAM to a light-absorptive state in response to a Reset light input provided to the second waveguide PD. The optical SR latch, which may be formed on a III-V compound semiconductor substrate (e.g. an InP or a GaAs substrate) as a photonic integrated circuit (PIC), stores a bit of optical information and has an optical output for the logic state of that bit of information.

  5. Transmission Character of General Function Photonic Crystals

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    Xiang-Yao Wu; Bo-Jun Zhang; Jing-Hai Yang; Si-Qi Zhang; Xiao-Jing Liu; Jing Wang; Nuo Ba; Zhong Hua; Xin-Guo Yin

    2012-12-01

    In the paper, we present a new general function photonic crystals (GFPCs), which refractive index of medium is a arbitrary function of space position. Unlike conventional photonic crystals (PCs), which structure grow from two mediums $A$ and $B$, with different constant refractive indexes $n_{a}$ and $n_{b}$. Based on Fermat principle, we give the motion equations of light in one-dimensional GFPCs, and calculate its transfer matrix, which is different from the conventional PCs. We choose the linearity refractive index function for two mediums $A$ and $B$, and find the transmissivity of one-dimensional GFPCs can be much larger or smaller than 1 for different slope linearity refractive index function, which is different from the transmissivity of conventional PCs (its transmissivity is in the range of 0 and 1). Otherwise, we study the effect of different incident angles, the number of periods and optical thickness on the transmissivity, and obtain some new results different from the conventional PCs.

  6. Near optimal single photon sources in the solid state

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    N. Somaschi; V. Giesz; L. De Santis; J. C. Loredo; M. P. Almeida; G. Hornecker; S. L. Portalupi; T. Grange; C. Anton; J. Demory; C. Gomez; I. Sagnes; N. D. Lanzillotti Kimura; A. Lemaitre; A. Auffeves; A. G. White; L. Lanco; P. Senellart

    2015-10-26

    Single-photons are key elements of many future quantum technologies, be it for the realisation of large-scale quantum communication networks for quantum simulation of chemical and physical processes or for connecting quantum memories in a quantum computer. Scaling quantum technologies will thus require efficient, on-demand, sources of highly indistinguishable single-photons. Semiconductor quantum dots inserted in photonic structures are ultrabright single photon sources, but the photon indistinguishability is limited by charge noise induced by nearby surfaces. The current state of the art for indistinguishability are parametric down conversion single-photon sources, but they intrinsically generate multiphoton events and hence must be operated at very low brightness to maintain high single photon purity. To date, no technology has proven to be capable of providing a source that simultaneously generates near-unity indistinguishability and pure single photons with high brightness. Here, we report on such devices made of quantum dots in electrically controlled cavity structures. We demonstrate on-demand, bright and ultra-pure single photon generation. Application of an electrical bias on deterministically fabricated devices is shown to fully cancel charge noise effects. Under resonant excitation, an indistinguishability of $0.9956\\pm0.0045$ is evidenced with a $g^{2}(0)=0.0028\\pm0.0012$. The photon extraction of $65%$ and measured brightness of $0.154\\pm0.015$ make this source $20$ times brighter than any source of equal quality. This new generation of sources open the way to a new level of complexity and scalability in optical quantum manipulation.

  7. Photonic Quantum Networks formed from NV- Centers

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    Kae Nemoto; M. Trupke; S. J. Devitt; B. Scharfenberger; K. Buczak; J. Schmiedmayer; W. J. Munro

    2014-12-18

    In this article we present a simple repeater scheme based on the negatively-charged nitrogen vacancy centre in diamond (NV-). Each repeater node is built from simple modules comprising an optical cavity containing a single NV-, with one nuclear spin from 15N as quantum memory. The operation in the module only uses deterministic processes and interactions and achieves high fidelity (>99%) operation, and modules are connected by optical fiber. In the repeater node architecture, the processes between modules by photons can be in principle deterministic, however current limitations on optical components lead to the processes to be probabilistic but heralded. The most resource modest repeater architecture contains at least two modules at each node, and the repeater nodes are than connected by telecom wavelength entangled photon pairs. We discuss the performance of quantum repeaters starting from the minimum-resource strategy with several modules (~10) and then incorporating more resource-intense strategies step by step. Our architecture enables large-scale quantum information networks with existing technology.

  8. Two-photon pumped lead halide perovskite nanowire lasers

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    Gu, Zhiyuan; Sun, Wenzhao; Li, Jinakai; Liu, Shuai; Song, Qinghai; Xiao, Shumin

    2015-01-01

    Solution-processed lead halide perovskites have shown very bright future in both solar cells and microlasers. Very recently, the nonlinearity of perovskites started to attract considerable research attention. Second harmonic generation and two-photon absorption have been successfully demonstrated. However, the nonlinearity based perovskite devices such as micro- & nano- lasers are still absent. Here we demonstrate the two-photon pumped nanolasers from perovskite nanowires. The CH3NH3PbBr3 perovskite nanowires were synthesized with one-step solution self-assembly method and dispersed on glass substrate. Under the optical excitation at 800 nm, two-photon pumped lasing actions with periodic peaks have been successfully observed at around 546 nm. The obtained quality (Q) factors of two-photon pumped nanolasers are around 960, and the corresponding thresholds are about 674?J=cm2. Both the Q factors and thresholds are comparable to conventional whispering gallery modes in two-dimensional polygon microplates. Ou...

  9. IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 25, NO. 19, OCTOBER 1, 2013 1889 A Nonuniformly Spaced Microwave Photonic Filter

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    Yao, Jianping

    Microwave Photonic Filter Using a Spatially Discrete Chirped FBG Chao Wang, Member, IEEE, and Jianping Yao microwave delay-line filter imple- mented using an incoherent broadband optical source and a spatially response is achieved. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed method, a flat-top bandpass microwave

  10. Resonantly pumped optical pumping injection cavity lasers

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    Santilli, Michael Robert; McAlpine, T. C.; Greene, K. R.; Olafsen, L. J.; Bewley, W. W.; Felix, C. L.; Vurgaftman, I.; Meyer, J. R.; Lee, H.; Martinelli, R. U.

    2004-11-01

    An optical parametric oscillator is tuned to the resonance wavelength of the etalon in an optical pumping injection cavity (OPIC) laser with a type-II "W" active region, thereby minimizing the threshold pump intensity and maximizing the output slope...

  11. Proton emission induced by polarized photons

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    M. Anguiano; G. Co'; A. M. Lallena

    2006-08-29

    The proton emission induced by polarized photons is studied in the energy range above the giant resonance region and below the pion emission threshold. Results for the 12C, 16O and 40Ca nuclei are presented. The sensitivity of various observables to final state interaction, meson exchange currents and short range correlations is analyzed. We found relevant effects due to the virtual excitation of the $\\Delta$ resonance.

  12. In-plane emission of indistinguishable photons generated by an integrated quantum emitter

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    Kalliakos, Sokratis Bennett, Anthony J.; Ward, Martin B.; Ellis, David J. P.; Skiba-Szymanska, Joanna; Shields, Andrew J.; Brody, Yarden; Schwagmann, Andre; Farrer, Ian; Griffiths, Jonathan P.; Jones, Geb A. C.; Ritchie, David A.

    2014-06-02

    We demonstrate the emission of indistinguishable photons along a semiconductor chip originating from carrier recombination in an InAs quantum dot. The emitter is integrated in the waveguiding region of a photonic crystal structure, allowing for on-chip light propagation. We perform a Hong-Ou-Mandel-type of experiment with photons collected from the exit of the waveguide, and we observe two-photon interference under continuous wave excitation. Our results pave the way for the integration of quantum emitters in advanced photonic quantum circuits.

  13. Quantum Photonic Interconnect

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    Jianwei Wang; Damien Bonneau; Matteo Villa; Joshua W. Silverstone; Raffaele Santagati; Shigehito Miki; Taro Yamashita; Mikio Fujiwara; Masahide Sasaki; Hirotaka Terai; Michael G. Tanner; Chandra M. Natarajan; Robert H. Hadfield; Jeremy L. O'Brien; Mark G. Thompson

    2015-09-26

    Integrated photonics has enabled much progress towards quantum technologies. Many applications, including quantum communication, sensing, and distributed and cloud quantum computing, will require coherent photonic interconnection between separate chip-based sub-systems. Large-scale quantum computing systems and architectures may ultimately require quantum interconnects to enable scaling beyond the limits of a single wafer and towards "multi-chip" systems. However, coherently interconnecting separate chips is challenging due to the fragility of these quantum states and the demanding challenges of transmitting photons in at least two media within a single coherent system. Distribution and manipulation of qubit entanglement between multiple devices is one of the most stringent requirements of the interconnected system. Here, we report a quantum photonic interconnect demonstrating high-fidelity entanglement distribution and manipulation between two separate chips, implemented using state-of-the-art silicon photonics. Path-entangled states are generated and manipulated on-chip, and distributed between the chips by interconverting between path-encoding and polarisation-encoding. We use integrated state analysers to confirm a Bell-type violation of $S$=2.638+-0.039 between two chips. With improvements in loss, this quantum interconnect will provide new levels of flexible systems and architectures for quantum technologies.

  14. Fourier information optics for the ultrafast time domain Andrew M. Weiner

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    Purdue University

    Fourier information optics for the ultrafast time domain Andrew M. Weiner School of Electrical); published 26 November 2007 Ultrafast photonic signal processing based on Fourier optics principles offers of ultrafast optical signals via conversion between time, space, and optical frequency (Fourier) domains

  15. Direct Photons in Nuclear Collisions at FAIR Energies

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    S. M. Kiselev

    2008-01-09

    Using the extrapolation of existing data estimations of prompt photon production at FAIR energies have been made. At $y=y_{c.m.}$ the rapidity density of prompt photons with $p_{t}>$ 1.5 GeV/c per central Au+Au event at 25 AGeV is estimated as $\\sim 10^{-4}$ . With the planed beam intensity $10^{9}$ per second and 1% interaction probability, for 10% of most central events one can expect the prompt photon rate $\\sim 10^{2}$ photons per second. Direct photons from the hadron scenario of ion collisions generated by the Hadron-String-Dynamics (HSD) transport approach with implemented meson scatterings $\\pi\\rho\\to\\pi\\gamma, \\pi\\pi\\to\\rho\\gamma$ have been analyzed. Photons from short-living resonances (e.g. $\\omega \\to \\pi^{0} \\gamma$) decaying during the dense phase of the collision should be considered as direct photons. They contribute significantly in the direct photon spectrum at $p_{t}=0.5 - 1$ GeV/c. At the FAIR energy 25 AGeV in Au+Au central collisions the HSD generator predicts, as a lower estimate, $\\gamma_{direct}/\\gamma_{\\pi^{0}} \\simeq$ 0.5% in the region $p_{t}=0.5 - 1$ GeV/c. At $p_{t}=1.5 - 2$ GeV/c $\\gamma_{prompt}/\\gamma_{\\pi^{0}} \\simeq$ 2%. Thermal direct photons have been evaluated with the Bjorken Hydro-Dynamics (BHD) model. The BHD spectra differ strongly from the HSD predictions. The direct photon spectrum is very sensitive to the initial temperature parameter $T_{0}$ of the model. The 10 MeV increase in the $T_{0}$ value leads to $\\sim$ 2 times higher photon yield.

  16. Optical Design Considerations for High Conversion Efficiency in Photovoltaics

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    Ganapati, Vidya

    2015-01-01

    Photonic design: from fundamental solar cell physics toto the optical design of a solar cell have recently enabledme in inverse design and the physics of solar cells, and put

  17. Knot undulator to generate linearly polarized photons with low on-axis power density

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    Qiao, S; Feng, Donglai; Hussain, Z; Shen, Z -X

    2008-01-01

    Heat load on beamline optics is a serious problem to generate pure linearly polarized photons in the third generation synchrotron radiation facilities. For permanent magnet undulators, this problem can be overcome by a figure-8 operating mode. But there is still no good method to tackle this problem for electromagnetic elliptical undulators. Here, a novel operating mode is suggested, which can generate pure linearly polarized photons with very low on-axis heat load. Also the available minimum photon energy of linearly polarized photons can be extended much by this method.

  18. Transversely stable soliton trains in photonic lattices

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    Yang Jianke [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401 (United States)

    2011-09-15

    We report the existence of transversely stable soliton trains in optics. These stable soliton trains are found in two-dimensional square photonic lattices when they bifurcate from X-symmetry points with saddle-shaped diffraction inside the first Bloch band and their amplitudes are above a certain threshold. We also show that soliton trains with low amplitudes or bifurcated from edges of the first Bloch band ({Gamma} and M points) still suffer transverse instability. These results are obtained in the continuous lattice model and are further corroborated by the discrete model.

  19. Higher-order photon correlations in pulsed photonic crystal nanolasers

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    Elvira, D.

    We report on the higher-order photon correlations of a high-? nanolaser under pulsed excitation at room temperature. Using a multiplexed four-element superconducting single-photon detector we measured g(n)(0[superscript ...

  20. Quantum suppression law in a 3-D photonic chip implementing the Fast Fourier Transform

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    Andrea Crespi; Roberto Osellame; Roberta Ramponi; Marco Bentivegna; Fulvio Flamini; Nicolò Spagnolo; Niko Viggianiello; Luca Innocenti; Paolo Mataloni; Fabio Sciarrino

    2015-08-04

    The identification of phenomena able to pinpoint quantum interference is attracting large interest. Indeed, a generalization of the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect valid for any number of photons and optical modes would represent an important leap ahead both from a fundamental perspective and for practical applications, such as certification of photonic quantum devices, whose computational speedup is expected to depend critically on multiparticle interference. Quantum distinctive features have been predicted for many particles injected into multimode interferometers implementing the Fourier transformation in the Fock space. In this work we develop a scalable approach for the implementation of quantum fast Fourier transform using 3-D photonic integrated interferometers, fabricated via femtosecond laser writing technique. We observe the quantum suppression of a large number of output states with 4- and 8-mode optical circuits: the experimental results demonstrate genuine quantum interference between the injected photons, thus offering a powerful tool for diagnostic of photonic platforms.

  1. Optical gating of perylene bisimide fluorescence using dithienylcyclopentene photochromic switches

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    Pärs, Martti; Köhler, Jürgen, E-mail: juergen.koehler@uni-bayreuth.de [Experimental Physics IV, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany)] [Experimental Physics IV, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany); Gräf, Katja; Bauer, Peter; Thelakkat, Mukundan [Applied Functional Polymers, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany)] [Applied Functional Polymers, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany)

    2013-11-25

    The emission of millions of fluorescence photons from a chromophore is controlled by the absorption of a few tens of photons in a photochromic molecule. The parameters that determine the efficiency of this process are investigated, providing insights for the development of an all-optical gate.

  2. Fabrication of Ceramic Layer-by-Layer Infrared Wavelength Photonic Band Gap Crystals

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    Henry Hao-Chuan Kang

    2004-12-19

    Photonic band gap (PBG) crystals, also known as photonic crystals, are periodic dielectric structures which form a photonic band gap that prohibit the propagation of electromagnetic (EM) waves of certain frequencies at any incident angles. Photonic crystals have several potential applications including zero-threshold semiconductor lasers, the inhibition of spontaneous emission, dielectric mirrors, and wavelength filters. If defect states are introduced in the crystals, light can be guided from one location to another or even a sharp bending of light in micron scale can be achieved. This generates the potential for optical waveguide and optical circuits, which will contribute to the improvement in the fiber-optic communications and the development of high-speed computers.

  3. Integrated optical tamper sensor with planar waveguide

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    Carson, R.F.; Casalnuovo, S.A.

    1993-01-05

    A monolithic optical tamper sensor, comprising an optical emitter and detector, connected by an optical waveguide and placed into the critical entry plane of an enclosed sensitive region, the tamper sensor having a myriad of scraps of a material optically absorbent at the wavelength of interest, such that when the absorbent material is in place on the waveguide, an unique optical signature can be recorded, but when entry is attempted into the enclosed sensitive region, the scraps of absorbent material will be displaced and the optical/electrical signature of the tamper sensor will change and that change can be recorded.

  4. Materials Chemistry in 3D Templates for Functional Photonics Paul V. Braun*

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    Braun, Paul

    materials to minimize optical losses.11 Metamaterial devices which incor- porate electrically pumped gain optics. While this may be acceptable for some fields, e.g., energy storage,1,2 this is not acceptable between photons and electrons, significantly narrow thermal emission, enhance photocatalysis, enable

  5. ECEN 5016 -FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTONICS Fall Semester 2001, University of Colorado at Boulder

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    Piestun, Rafael

    3300, Linear System Theory ECEN 3400, Electromagnetic Fields and Waves References: FundamentalsECEN 5016 - FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTONICS Fall Semester 2001, University of Colorado at Boulder and in matter. Topics include ray optics, wave and Fourier optics, electromagnetic waves, guided waves

  6. Using an epitaxial approach, University of Illinois researchers developed a 3-D photonic

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    Braun, Paul

    -established semiconductor material to enable new optical properties while maintaining its very attractive electrical properties," said Paul Braun, a professor of materials science and engineering and of chemistry who led://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/ 110724135549.htm New Photonic Crystals Have Both Electronic and Optical Properties Science

  7. Active materials in photonic crystals

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    Bermel, Peter (Peter A.)

    2007-01-01

    I analyze new phenomena arising from embedding active materials inside of photonic crystal structures. These structures strongly modify the photonic local density of states (LDOS), leading to quantitative and qualitative ...

  8. Hybrid laser with CMOS photonics

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    Chong, Johanna S

    2014-01-01

    In this thesis, an interesting approach for a photonic laser source is presented. By using integrated photonic resonators with an external gain medium, we are able to build a laser that offers a number of advantages including ...

  9. Method and apparatus for optical phase error correction

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    DeRose, Christopher; Bender, Daniel A.

    2014-09-02

    The phase value of a phase-sensitive optical device, which includes an optical transport region, is modified by laser processing. At least a portion of the optical transport region is exposed to a laser beam such that the phase value is changed from a first phase value to a second phase value, where the second phase value is different from the first phase value. The portion of the optical transport region that is exposed to the laser beam can be a surface of the optical transport region or a portion of the volume of the optical transport region. In an embodiment of the invention, the phase value of the optical device is corrected by laser processing. At least a portion of the optical transport region is exposed to a laser beam until the phase value of the optical device is within a specified tolerance of a target phase value.

  10. Photon-counting solid-state photomultiplier

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    Petroff, M.D.; Stapelbroek, M.G.

    1989-02-01

    The Solid-State Photomultiplier is a silicon device capable of continuous detection of individual photons in the wave length range from 0.4 to 28 ..mu..m. Operated with an applied bias near 7 volts the device responds to the absorption of an incident photon with a submicrosecond-rise-time current pulse with a narrow amplitude distribution well above the electronic readout noise level. Optimal photon-counting performance occurs between 6 and 10 K and for count rates less than 10/sup 10/ counts/s per cm/sup 2/ of detector area. A 60% counting quantum efficiency has been demonstrated at 20 ..mu..m, and near 60% was observed in the visible light region. The underlying mechanism involves extremely fast internal charge amplification by impact ionization of impurity-band electrons and results in a pulse for each photoelectrically or thermally induced free carrier. The thermally induced dark pulse rate at 7 K is sufficiently low that background limited detector performance is obtained at a background of less than 10/sup 6/ photons/cm/sup 2/s.

  11. Measuring the photon distribution by ON/OFF photodectors

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    M. Genovese; M. Gramegna; G. Brida; M. Bondani; G. Zambra; A. Andreoni; A. R. Rossi; M. G. A. Paris

    2006-01-26

    Reconstruction of photon statistics of optical states provide fundamental information on the nature of any optical field and find various relevant applications. Nevertheless, no detector that can reliably discriminate the number of incident photons is available. On the other hand the alternative of reconstructing density matrix by quantum tomography leads to various technical difficulties that are particular severe in the pulsed regime (where mode matching between signal an local oscillator is very challenging). Even if on/off detectors, as usual avalanche PhotoDiodes operating in Geiger mode, seem useless as photocounters, recently it was shown how reconstruction of photon statistics is possible by considering a variable quantum efficiency. Here we present experimental reconstructions of photon number distributions of both continuous-wave and pulsed light beams in a scheme based on on/off avalanche photodetection assisted by maximum-likelihood estimation. Reconstructions of the distribution for both semiclassical and quantum states of light (as single photon, coherent, pseudothermal and multithermal states) are reported for single-mode as well as for multimode beams. The stability and good accuracy obtained in the reconstruction of these states clearly demonstrate the interesting potentialities of this simple technique.

  12. Advanced Photon Source Upgrade Project

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    Mitchell, John; Gibson, Murray; Young, Linda; Joachimiak, Andrzej

    2013-04-19

    Upgrade to Advanced Photon Source announced by Department Of Energy. Read more: http://go.usa.gov/ivZ

  13. Our newly founded research group (starting April 2013) has openings for PhD/Master students Trapped ions in high-finesse optical cavities

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    Dutz, Hartmut

    cutting edge technology (quantum optics, fiber optics, photonics) and fundamental concepts of modern quantum computers, trapped atomic ions (see Physics Nobel prize 2012), were precluded from efficient correlated photons in arrays of optical cavities, which is intimately linked to the physics of the Bose

  14. Preventing and reversing vacuum-induced optical losses in high-finesse tantalum (V) oxide mirror coatings

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    Gangloff, Dorian

    High-finesse optical cavities placed under vacuum are foundational platforms in quantum information science with photons and atoms. We study the vacuum-induced degradation of high-finesse optical cavities with mirror ...

  15. FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTONICS

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    Faure, Claudie

    . It is the basis of the technology that allows computers and telephones to be connected to one another over fiber units. · Define the following properties of light: - Speed - Frequency - Wavelength - Energy · Describe the dual nature of light, as a continuous wave and a discrete particle (photon), and give examples of light

  16. Measurement of photons via conversion pairs in \\sqrt{s_{NN}} = 200 GeV Au+Au collisions with the PHENIX experiment at RHIC

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    Torsten Dahms; for the PHENIX collaboration

    2006-08-04

    Thermal photons can provide information on the temperature of the new state of matter created at RHIC. In the p_T region of 1--3 GeV/c thermal photons are expected to be the dominant direct photon source. Therefore, a possible excess compared to a pure decay photon signal due to a thermal photon contribution should be seen in the double ratio (\\gamma/\\gamma(\\pi^{0}))_{Measured}/(\\gamma/\\gamma(\\pi^{0}))_{Simulated}, if sufficient accuracy can be reached. We present a method to reconstruct direct photons by measuring e^{+}e^{-}--pairs from external photon conversions.

  17. Measurement of photons via conversion pairs in Au+Au collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV with the PHENIX experiment at RHIC

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    Torsten Dahms; for the PHENIX Collaboration

    2007-11-26

    Thermal photons can provide information on the temperature of the new state of matter created at RHIC. In the p_T region of 1--3 GeV/c thermal photons are expected to be the dominant direct photon source. Therefore, a possible excess compared to a pure decay photon signal due to a thermal photon contribution should be seen in the double ratio (gamma/gamma(pi^0))_{Measured}/(gamma/gamma(pi^0))_{Simulated}, if sufficient accuracy can be reached. We present a method to reconstruct direct photons by measuring e^+e^- pairs from external photon conversions.

  18. Measuring single-shot, picosecond optical damage threshold in Ge, Si, and sapphire with a 5.1-?m laser

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    Agustsson, R.; Pogorelsky, I.; Arab, E.; Murokh, A.; O"Shea, B.; Ovodenko, A.; Rosenzweig, J.; Solovyov, V.; Tilton, R.

    2015-11-18

    Optical photonic structures driven by picosecond, GW-class lasers are emerging as promising novel sources of electron beams and high quality X-rays. Due to quadratic dependence on wavelength of the laser ponderomotive potential, the performance of such sources scales very favorably towards longer drive laser wavelengths. However, to take full advantage of photonic structures at mid-IR spectral region, it is important to determine optical breakdown limits of common optical materials. To this end, an experimental study was carried out at a wavelength of 5 µm, using a frequency-doubled CO2 laser source, with 5 ps pulse length. Single-shot optical breakdowns were detectedmore »and characterized at different laser intensities, and damage threshold values of 0.2, 0.3, and 7.0 J/cm2, were established for Ge, Si, and sapphire, respectively. As a result, the measured damage threshold values were stable and repeatable within individual data sets, and across varying experimental conditions.« less

  19. Interfacing Superconducting Qubits and Telecom Photons via a Rare-Earth Doped Crystal

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    Christopher O'Brien; Nikolai Lauk; Susanne Blum; Giovanna Morigi; Michael Fleischhauer

    2014-07-25

    We propose a scheme to couple short single photon pulses to superconducting qubits. An optical photon is first absorbed into an inhomogeneously broadened rare-earth doped crystal using controlled reversible inhomogeneous broadening. The optical excitation is then mapped into a spin state using a series of $\\pi$-pulses and subsequently transferred to a superconducting qubit via a microwave cavity. To overcome the intrinsic and engineered inhomogeneous broadening of the optical and spin transitions in rare earth doped crystals, we make use of a special transfer protocol using staggered $\\pi$-pulses. We predict total transfer efficiencies on the order of 90%.

  20. Optical microspectrometer

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    Sweatt, William C.; Christenson, Todd R.

    2004-05-25

    An optical microspectrometer comprises a grism to disperse the spectra in a line object. A single optical microspectrometer can be used to sequentially scan a planar object, such as a dye-tagged microchip. Because the optical microspectrometer is very compact, multiple optical microspectrometers can be arrayed to provide simultaneous readout across the width of the planar object The optical microspectrometer can be fabricated with lithographic process, such as deep X-ray lithography (DXRL), with as few as two perpendicular exposures.

  1. Early photons from the early universe

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    Trimble, V; Trimble, V

    2006-01-01

    locate/newastrev Early photons from the early universevery far through such a photon sea. This remains, of course,

  2. Two-photon spectroscopy of excitons with entangled photons

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    Schlawin, Frank, E-mail: Frank.Schlawin@physik.uni-freiburg.de [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, California 92697-2025 (United States) [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, California 92697-2025 (United States); Physikalisches Institut, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Hermann-Herder-Straße 3, 79108 Freiburg (Germany); Mukamel, Shaul, E-mail: smukamel@uci.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, California 92697-2025 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, California 92697-2025 (United States)

    2013-12-28

    The utility of quantum light as a spectroscopic tool is demonstrated for frequency-dispersed pump-probe, integrated pump-probe, and two-photon fluorescence signals which show Ramsey fringes. Simulations of the frequency-dispersed transmission of a broadband pulse of entangled photons interacting with a three-level model of matter reveal how the non-classical time-bandwidth properties of entangled photons can be used to disentangle congested spectra, and reveal otherwise unresolved features. Quantum light effects are most pronounced at weak intensities when entangled photon pairs are well separated, and are gradually diminished at higher intensities when different photon pairs overlap.

  3. Photonic-band-gap effects in two-dimensional polycrystalline and amorphous structures

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    Yang, Jin-Kyu; Noh, Heeso; Liew, Seng-Fatt; Schreck, Carl; Guy, Mikhael I.; O'Hern, Corey S.; Cao, Hui

    2010-11-15

    We study numerically the density of optical states (DOS) in two-dimensional photonic structures with short-range positional order and observe a transition from polycrystalline to amorphous photonic systems. In polycrystals, photonic band gaps (PBGs) are formed within individual domains, which leads to a depletion of the DOS similar to that in periodic structures. In amorphous photonic media, the domain sizes are too small to form PBGs, thus the depletion of the DOS is weakened significantly. The critical domain size that separates the polycrystalline and amorphous regimes is determined by the attenuation length of Bragg scattering, which depends not only on the degree of positional order but also the refractive-index contrast of the photonic material. Even with relatively low-refractive-index contrast, we find that modest short-range positional order in photonic structures enhances light confinement via collective scattering and interference.

  4. Photon Physics and Plasma Research, WILGA 2012; EuCARD Sessions

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    Romaniuk, R S

    2012-01-01

    Wilga Sessions on HEP experiments, astroparticle physica and accelerator technology were organized under the umbrella of the EU FP7 Project EuCARD – European Coordination for Accelerator Research and Development. This paper is the third part (out of five) of the research survey of WILGA Symposium work, May 2012 Edition, concerned with Photon Physics and Plasma Research. It presents a digest of chosen technical work results shown by young researchers from different technical universities from this country during the Jubilee XXXth SPIE-IEEE Wilga 2012, May Edition, symposium on Photonics and Web Engineering. Topical tracks of the symposium embraced, among others, nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for photonics, sensory and nonlinear optical fibers, object oriented design of hardware, photonic metrology, optoelectronics and photonics applications, photonics-electronics co-design, optoelectronic and electronic systems for astronomy and high energy physics experiments, JET tokamak and pi-of-the sky experiments ...

  5. Tunable cavity-enhanced photon pairs source in Hermite-Gaussian mode

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    Zhou, Zhi-Yuan; Ding, Dong-Sheng; Zhang, Wei; Shi, Shuai; Shi, Bao-Sen; Guo, Guang-Can

    2015-01-01

    The spatial modes of light have grasped great research interests because of its great potentials in optical communications, optical manipulation and trapping, optical metrology and quantum information processing. Here we report on generating of photon pairs in Hermite-Gaussian (HG) mode in a type-I optical parametric oscillator (OPO) operated far below threshold. The bandwidths of the photon pairs are 11.4 MHz and 20.8MHz for two different HG modes respectively, which is capable to be stored in cold Rubidium atomic ensembles. From correlation measurements, non-classical properties of HG modes in different directions are verified by tuning the cavity. Our study provides an effective way to generate photon pairs with narrow bandwidth in high order spatial modes for high dimensional quantum communication.

  6. Optical reference geometry and inertial forces in Kerr-de Sitter spacetimes

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    Jiri Kovar; Zdenek Stuchlik

    2007-01-03

    Optical reference geometry and related concept of inertial forces are investigated in Kerr-de Sitter spacetimes. Properties of the inertial forces are summarized and their typical behaviour is illustrated. The intuitive 'Newtonian' application of the forces in the relativistic dynamics is demonstrated in the case of the test particle circular motion, static equilibrium positions and perfect fluid toroidal configurations. Features of the optical geometry are illustrated by the embedding diagrams of its equatorial plane. The embedding diagrams do not cover whole the stationary regions of the spacetimes, therefore the limits of embeddability are established. A shape of the embedding diagrams is related to the behaviour of the centrifugal force and it is characterized by the number of turning points of the diagrams. Discussion of the number of embeddable photon circular orbits is also included and the typical embedding diagrams are constructed. The Kerr-de Sitter spacetimes are classified according to the properties of the inertial forces and embedding diagrams.

  7. Super-GZK Photons from Photon-Axion Mixing

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    Csáki, C; Peloso, M; Terning, J; Csaki, Csaba; Kaloper, Nemanja; Peloso, Marco; Terning, John

    2003-01-01

    We show that photons with energies above the GZK cutoff can reach us from very distant sources if they mix with light axions in extragalactic magnetic fields. The effect which enables this is the conversion of photons into axions, which are sufficiently weakly coupled to travel large distances unimpeded. These axions then convert back into high energy photons close to the Earth. We show that photon-axion mixing facilitates the survival of super-GZK photons most efficiently with a photon-axion coupling scale of order 10^11 GeV, which is in the same range as the scale for the photon-axion mixing explanation for the dimming of supernovae without cosmic acceleration. We discuss possible observational consequences of this effect.

  8. All-optical polariton transistor

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    Ballarini, Dario; Cancellieri, Emiliano; Houdré, Romuald; Giacobino, Elisabeth; Cingolani, Roberto; Bramati, Alberto; Gigli, Giuseppe; Sanvitto, Daniele

    2013-01-01

    While optical technology provides the best solution for the transmission of information, optical logics is still in its infancy. In particular, energy considerations impose to reduce the power required for nonlinear interactions in future optical devices, which, in addition, should be compatible with present semiconductor technology. Exciton-polaritons are composite particles, resulting from the strong coupling between excitons and photons, which have recently demonstrated exceptional properties like huge non-linearities, condensation and superfluidity. Here we experimentally demonstrate a switching scheme for polaritons moving in the plane of a microcavity which satisfy all the requirements for an all-optical transistor. Two laser beams are converted into polariton quasi-particles, which are used as input states for generating and controlling the output, obtaining up to 19 times amplification. Moreover this polariton transistor shows to work with an interchangeable input-output signal, and needing an energy ...

  9. Cavity optomagnonics with spin-orbit coupled photons

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    A. Osada; R. Hisatomi; A. Noguchi; Y. Tabuchi; R. Yamazaki; K. Usami; M. Sadgrove; R. Yalla; M. Nomura; Y. Nakamura

    2015-10-08

    We experimentally implement a system of cavity optomagnonics, where a sphere of ferromagnetic material supports whispering gallery modes (WGMs) for photons and the magnetostatic mode for magnons. We observe pronounced nonreciprocity and asymmetry in the sideband signals generated by the magnon-induced Brillouin scattering of light. The spin-orbit coupled nature of the WGM photons, their geometric birefringence and the time-reversal symmetry breaking in the magnon dynamics impose the angular-momentum selection rules in the scattering process and account for the observed phenomena. The unique features of the system may find interesting applications at the crossroad between quantum optics and spintronics.

  10. Nanotechnology and Quasicrystals: From self assembly to photonic applications

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    Ron Lifshitz

    2008-10-28

    After providing a concise overview on quasicrystals and their discovery more than a quarter of a century ago, I consider the unexpected interplay between nanotechnology and quasiperiodic crystals. Of particular relevance are efforts to fabricate artificial functional micro- or nanostructures, as well as efforts to control the self-assembly of nanostructures, where current knowledge about the possibility of having long-range order without periodicity can provide significant advantages. I discuss examples of systems ranging from artificial metamaterials for photonic applications, through self-assembled soft matter, to surface waves and optically-induced nonlinear photonic quasicrystals.

  11. Cavity optomagnonics with spin-orbit coupled photons

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    Osada, A; Noguchi, A; Tabuchi, Y; Yamazaki, R; Usami, K; Sadgrove, M; Yalla, R; Nomura, M; Nakamura, Y

    2015-01-01

    We experimentally implement a system of cavity optomagnonics, where a sphere of ferromagnetic material supports whispering gallery modes (WGMs) for photons and the magnetostatic mode for magnons. We observe pronounced nonreciprocity and asymmetry in the sideband signals generated by the magnon-induced Brillouin scattering of light. The spin-orbit coupled nature of the WGM photons, their geometric birefringence and the time-reversal symmetry breaking in the magnon dynamics impose the angular-momentum selection rules in the scattering process and account for the observed phenomena. The unique features of the system may find interesting applications at the crossroad between quantum optics and spintronics.

  12. Photonic Crystals for Enhancing Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion

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    LIN, SHAWN-YU; FLEMING, JAMES G.; MORENO, JOSEPH A.

    2003-03-01

    Thermophotovoltaics (TPV) converts the radiant energy of a thermal source into electrical energy using photovoltaic cells. TPV has a number of attractive features, including: fuel versatility (nuclear, fossil, solar, etc.), quiet operation, low maintenance, low emissions, light weight, high power density, modularity, and possibility for cogeneration of heat and electricity. Some of these features are highly attractive for military applications (Navy and Army). TPV could also be used for distributed power and automotive applications wherever fuel cells, microturbines, or cogeneration are presently being considered if the efficiencies could be raised to around 30%. This proposal primarily examine approaches to improving the radiative efficiency. The ideal irradiance for the PV cell is monochromatic illumination at the bandgap. The photonic crystal approach allows for the tailoring of thermal emission spectral bandwidth at specific wavelengths of interest. The experimental realization of metallic photonic crystal structures, the optical transmission, reflection and absorption characterization of it have all been carried out in detail and will be presented next. Additionally, comprehensive models of TPV conversion has been developed and applied to the metallic photonic crystal system.

  13. Stimulated photon emission from the vacuum

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    Felix Karbstein; Rashid Shaisultanov

    2015-06-04

    We study the effect of stimulated photon emission from the vacuum in strong space-time-dependent electromagnetic fields. We emphasize the viewpoint that the vacuum subjected to macroscopic electromagnetic fields with at least one nonzero electromagnetic field invariant, as, e.g., attainable by superimposing two laser beams, can represent a source term for outgoing photons. We believe that this view is particularly intuitive and allows for a straightforward and intuitive study of optical signatures of quantum vacuum nonlinearity in realistic experiments involving the collision of high-intensity laser pulses, and exemplify this view for the vacuum subjected to a strong standing electromagnetic wave as generated in the focal spot of two counterpropagating, linearly polarized, high-intensity laser pulses. Focusing on a comparably simple electromagnetic field profile, which should nevertheless capture the essential features of the electromagnetic fields generated in the focal spots of real high-intensity laser beams, we provide estimates for emission characteristics and the numbers of emitted photons attainable with present and near future high-intensity laser facilities.

  14. Delineating the (Un)polarized Photon Content of the Nucleon

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    A. Mukherjee; C. Pisano

    2004-05-12

    We investigate the QED Compton process (both elastic and inelastic) in unpolarized and longitudinally polarized electron-proton scattering. The cross section can be expressed in terms of the equivalent photon distribution of the proton. We provide the necessary kinematical cuts to extract the photon content of the proton at HERMES and eRHIC. We point out that such a process can give valuable information on $g_1(x_B, Q^2)$ in the small $x_B$, broad $Q^2$ region at eRHIC and especially in the lower $Q^2$, medium $x_B$ region in fixed target experiments.

  15. Delineating the (Un)polarized Photon Content of the Nucleon

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    Mukherjee, A

    2004-01-01

    We investigate the QED Compton process (both elastic and inelastic) in unpolarized and longitudinally polarized electron-proton scattering. The cross section can be expressed in terms of the equivalent photon distribution of the proton. We provide the necessary kinematical cuts to extract the photon content of the proton at HERMES and eRHIC. We point out that such a process can give valuable information on $g_1(x_B, Q^2)$ in the small $x_B$, broad $Q^2$ region at eRHIC and especially in the lower $Q^2$, medium $x_B$ region in fixed target experiments.

  16. Two photon spectroscopy of UF6 in the near ultraviolet

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    Bernstein, E.R.; Kennedy, P.M.

    1981-03-01

    The two photon excited fluorescence excitation spectrum of UF6 was observed in the region 410 to 315 nm. The spectrum was virtually indistinguishable from the one photon absorption in this region. No vibronic structure was observed in absorption or dispersed emission. These data indicate a high density of u and g states for UF6 in this energy range and facile photochemical decomposition. Emission intensity was found to be proportional to laser power to the 3.0 to 3.6 power.

  17. Hidden Photons in Extra Dimensions

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    Chris J. Wallace; Joerg Jaeckel; Sabyasachi Roy

    2013-11-25

    Additional U(1) gauge symmetries and corresponding vector bosons, called hidden photons, interacting with the regular photon via kinetic mixing are well motivated in extensions of the Standard Model. Such extensions often exhibit extra spatial dimensions. In this note we investigate the effects of hidden photons living in extra dimensions. In four dimensions such a hidden photon is only detectable if it has a mass or if there exists additional matter charged under it. We note that in extra dimensions suitable masses for hidden photons are automatically present in form of the Kaluza-Klein tower.

  18. Photon + jets at D0

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    Lars Sonnenschein

    2009-06-15

    Photon plus jet production has been studied by the D0 experiment in Run II of the Fermilab Tevatron Collider at a centre of mass energy of sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV. Measurements of the inclusive photon, inclusive photon plus jet, photon plus heavy flavour jet cross sections and double parton interactions in photon plus three jet events are presented. They are based on integrated luminosities between 0.4 fb$^-1 and 1.0 fb^-1. The results are compared to perturbative QCD calculations in various approximations.

  19. Photonics.com Spectra Home Technology World Innovative Products Business World Presstime Bulletin Article Abstracts Microscopy Focus | June 2007

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    Rogers, John A.

    -Optical Science and Email Article Printer Friendly Save Article Enter search term Entire SiteExplore Photonics microscopy offers the highest resolution possible for this search, but the technique has difficulty imaging

  20. Silicon-Nitride Platform for Narrowband Entangled Photon Generation

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    Sven Ramelow; Alessandro Farsi; Stéphane Clemmen; Daniel Orquiza; Kevin Luke; Michal Lipson; Alexander L. Gaeta

    2015-08-18

    CMOS-compatible photonic chips are highly desirable for real-world quantum optics devices due to their scalability, robustness, and integration with electronics. Despite impressive advances using Silicon nanostructures, challenges remain in reducing their linear and nonlinear losses and in creating narrowband photons necessary for interfacing with quantum memories. Here we demonstrate the potential of the silicon nitride (Si3N4) platform by realizing an ultracompact, bright, entangled photon-pair source with selectable photon bandwidths down to 30 MHz, which is unprecedented for an integrated source. Leveraging Si3N4's moderate thermal expansion, simple temperature control of the chip enables precise wavelength stabilization and tunability without active control. Single-mode photon pairs at 1550 nm are generated at rates exceeding 107 s-1 with mW's of pump power and are used to produce time-bin entanglement. Moreover, Si3N4 allows for operation from the visible to the mid-IR, which make it highly promising for a wide range of integrated quantum photonics applications.