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Connecting microwave and optical frequencies with a vibrational degree of freedom
Author(s): R. W. Andrews; R. W. Peterson; T. P. Purdy; K. Cicak; R. W. Simmonds; C. A. Regal; K. W. Lehnert
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Paper Abstract

We describe the construction of a device that converts electromagnetic signals from microwave (7 GHz) to optical (282 THz) frequencies, and vice-versa. The frequency converter relies on a flexible silicon nitride membrane that is coupled via radiation pressure to both a microwave circuit and a Fabry-Perot cavity. The frequency converter achieves conversion efficiencies of ∼10%, and is potentially capable of frequency conversion of quantum signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9343, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII, 934309 (3 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082941
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R. W. Andrews, JILA, Univ. of Colorado (United States)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
R. W. Peterson, JILA, Univ. of Colorado (United States)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
T. P. Purdy, JILA, Univ. of Colorado (United States)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
K. Cicak, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
R. W. Simmonds, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
C. A. Regal, JILA, Univ. of Colorado (United States)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
K. W. Lehnert, JILA, Univ. of Colorado (United States)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9343:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko; Lutz Aschke; Kunihiko Washio, Editor(s)

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