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Title: Methods and apparatus of entangled photon generation using four-wave mixing

Abstract

A non-linear optical device is provided. The device comprises an optical disk or ring microresonator fabricated from a material that exhibits an optical nonlinearity able to produce degenerate four-wave mixing (FWM) in response to a pump beam having a pump frequency in a specified effective range. The microresonator is conformed to exhibit an angular group velocity minimum at a pump frequency within the specified effective range such that there is zero angular group velocity dispersion at the pump frequency. We refer to such a pump frequency as the "zero dispersion frequency". In embodiments, excitation of the resonator by a pump beam of sufficient intensity at the zero-dispersion frequency causes the resonator to emit a frequency comb of entangled photon pairs wherein the respective frequencies in each pair are symmetrically placed about the zero-dispersion frequency.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1239674
Patent Number(s):
9,268,195
Application Number:
14/102,311
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Dec 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

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Camacho, Ryan. Methods and apparatus of entangled photon generation using four-wave mixing. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Camacho, Ryan. Methods and apparatus of entangled photon generation using four-wave mixing. United States.
Camacho, Ryan. Tue . "Methods and apparatus of entangled photon generation using four-wave mixing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1239674.
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