Difference-frequency generation with quantum-limited efficiency in triply-resonant nonlinear cavities
Author(s)Burgess, Ian B.; Rodriguez, Alejandro W.; McCutcheon, Murray W.; Bravo-Abad, Jorge; Zhang, Yinan; Johnson, Steven G.; Loncar, Marko; ... Show more Show less
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We present a comprehensive study of second-order nonlinear difference frequency generation in triply resonant cavities using a theoretical framework based on coupled-mode theory. We show that optimal “quantum-limited” conversion efficiency can be achieved at any pump power when the powers at the pump and idler frequencies satisfy a critical relationship. We demonstrate the existence of a broad parameter range in which all triply-resonant DFG processes exhibit monostable conversion. We also demonstrate the existence of a geometry-dependent bistable region.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
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Burgess, Ian B., Alejandro W. Rodriguez, Murray W. McCutcheon, Jorge Bravo-Abad, Yinan Zhang, Steven G. Johnson, and Marko Lončar. “Difference-frequency generation with quantum-limited efficiency in triply-resonant nonlinear cavities.” Optics Express 17, no. 11 (May 18, 2009): 9241. © 2009 OSA
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