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Title: Quantum optical microcombs

Abstract

We present that a key challenge for quantum science and technology is to realize large-scale, precisely controllable, practical systems for non-classical secured communications, metrology and, ultimately, meaningful quantum simulation and computation. Optical frequency combs represent a powerful approach towards this goal, as they provide a very high number of temporal and frequency modes that can result in large-scale quantum systems. The generation and control of quantum optical frequency combs will enable a unique, practical and scalable framework for quantum signal and information processing. Here, we review recent progress on the realization of energy–time entangled optical frequency combs and discuss how photonic integration and the use of fibre-optic telecommunications components can enable quantum state control with new functionalities, yielding unprecedented capability.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [6]; ORCiD logo [7]
  1. Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland (United Kingdom); Aarhus Univ. (Denmark)
  2. Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  4. NTT Basic Research Laboratories and NTT Research Center for Theoretical Quantum Physics, NTT Corporation, Kanagawa (Japan); National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo (Japan)
  5. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
  6. Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria (Australia)
  7. Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-EMT), Varennes, Quebec (Canada); University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu (China); ITMO University, St Petersburg (Russia)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (SC-21)
OSTI Identifier:
1502546
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Photonics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1749-4885
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Kues, Michael, Reimer, Christian, Lukens, Joseph M., Munro, William J., Weiner, Andrew M., Moss, David J., and Morandotti, Roberto. Quantum optical microcombs. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1038/s41566-019-0363-0.
Kues, Michael, Reimer, Christian, Lukens, Joseph M., Munro, William J., Weiner, Andrew M., Moss, David J., & Morandotti, Roberto. Quantum optical microcombs. United States. doi:10.1038/s41566-019-0363-0.
Kues, Michael, Reimer, Christian, Lukens, Joseph M., Munro, William J., Weiner, Andrew M., Moss, David J., and Morandotti, Roberto. Thu . "Quantum optical microcombs". United States. doi:10.1038/s41566-019-0363-0.
@article{osti_1502546,
title = {Quantum optical microcombs},
author = {Kues, Michael and Reimer, Christian and Lukens, Joseph M. and Munro, William J. and Weiner, Andrew M. and Moss, David J. and Morandotti, Roberto},
abstractNote = {We present that a key challenge for quantum science and technology is to realize large-scale, precisely controllable, practical systems for non-classical secured communications, metrology and, ultimately, meaningful quantum simulation and computation. Optical frequency combs represent a powerful approach towards this goal, as they provide a very high number of temporal and frequency modes that can result in large-scale quantum systems. The generation and control of quantum optical frequency combs will enable a unique, practical and scalable framework for quantum signal and information processing. Here, we review recent progress on the realization of energy–time entangled optical frequency combs and discuss how photonic integration and the use of fibre-optic telecommunications components can enable quantum state control with new functionalities, yielding unprecedented capability.},
doi = {10.1038/s41566-019-0363-0},
journal = {Nature Photonics},
number = 3,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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