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Title: A broadband fiber-optic nonlinear interferometer

Abstract

In this paper, we describe an all-fiber nonlinear interferometer based on four-wave mixing in highly nonlinear fiber. Our configuration realizes phase-sensitive interference with 97% peak visibility and >90% visibility over a broad 554 GHz optical band. By comparing the output noise power to the shot-noise level, we confirm noise cancellation at dark interference fringes, as required for quantum-enhanced sensitivity. Finally, our device extends nonlinear interferometry to the important platform of highly nonlinear optical fiber and could find applications in a variety of fiber-based sensors.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Quantum Information Science Group. Computational Sciences and Engineering Division
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; Office of Naval Research (ONR) (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1468166
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1466867
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; N0001418IP00047
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 113; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; fiber optics; optical beam splitters; signal processing; optical fibers; spectrum analyzers; optical interference; interferometry; active noise control; interferometers

Citation Formats

Lukens, Joseph M., Pooser, Raphael C., and Peters, Nicholas A. A broadband fiber-optic nonlinear interferometer. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5048198.
Lukens, Joseph M., Pooser, Raphael C., & Peters, Nicholas A. A broadband fiber-optic nonlinear interferometer. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5048198.
Lukens, Joseph M., Pooser, Raphael C., and Peters, Nicholas A. Mon . "A broadband fiber-optic nonlinear interferometer". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5048198. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1468166.
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abstractNote = {In this paper, we describe an all-fiber nonlinear interferometer based on four-wave mixing in highly nonlinear fiber. Our configuration realizes phase-sensitive interference with 97% peak visibility and >90% visibility over a broad 554 GHz optical band. By comparing the output noise power to the shot-noise level, we confirm noise cancellation at dark interference fringes, as required for quantum-enhanced sensitivity. Finally, our device extends nonlinear interferometry to the important platform of highly nonlinear optical fiber and could find applications in a variety of fiber-based sensors.},
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journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 9,
volume = 113,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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