Applications of optical parametric downconversion : I. Self-phase locking, [and] II. Generation of entangled photon pairs in periodically-poled lithium niobate
Author(s)Mason, Elliott J. (Elliot James), 1972-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Franco N.C. Wong.
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Nonlinear optics plays a key role in many applications not only as a means of frequency synthesis and control, but also as a source of twin photons and other nonclassical states of light. Advances in nonlinear materials, including engineered nonlinear interactions through the use of quasi-phase matching, have increased the flexibility and performance of many nonlinear optical devices. One of the devices presented in this thesis is a 2:1 frequency divider based on self-phase locking in a type-II phase matched optical parametric oscillator. This device is investigated both theoretically and experimentally. Results are also presented on fabrication of periodically-poled nonlinear crystals for quasi-phase matching in lithium niobate and barium magnesium fluoride. Finally, a high-efficiency frequency-nondegenerate twin photon source is implemented in periodically-poled lithium niobate.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2002.Includes bibliographical references (p. 108-114).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.