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Mixing microwave and light: Electro-optic frequency combs and more (Conference Presentation)

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Dielectric whispering-gallery-mode resonators are a great tool to entrap electro-magnetic radiation throughout the dielectric’s transparency range[1]. I will discuss hybrid systems which are resonant for both microwave and optical fields and that allow for second order nonlinear effects. In an efficient resonant system and for strong microwave and optical fields, sum- and difference frequency generation can cascade, leading to optical frequency combs[2]. For the limit of very weak microwaves and only sum frequency generation, coherent conversion of microwave signals allows the quantum state of individual microwave photons to be transferred into the optical domain[3], useful for connecting future superconducting-qubits-based quantum-networks. 1. D.V. Strekalov, C. Marquardt, A.B. Matsko, H.G.L. Schwefel, and G. Leuchs, Journal of Optics 18, 123002 (2016). 2. A. Rueda, ... and H.G.L. Schwefel, Nature 568, 378 (2019). 3. A. Rueda, ... and H.G.L. Schwefel, Optica 3, 597 (2016)

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Date Published: 9 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11266, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XXII, 112660R (9 March 2020);
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Madhuri Kumari, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)
The Dodd-Walls Ctr. for Photonic and Quantum Technologies (New Zealand)
Nicholas Lambert, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)
The Dodd-Walls Ctr. for Photonic and Quantum Technologies (New Zealand)
Alfredo Rueda, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (Austria)
Florian Selmeir, The Dodd-Walls Ctr. for Photonic and Quantum Technologies (New Zealand)
Harald G. L. Schwefel, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)
The Dodd-Walls Ctr. for Photonic and Quantum Technologies (New Zealand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11266:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XXII
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko; Andrea M. Armani, Editor(s)

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