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Photonic Quantum Noise Reduction with Low-Pump Parametric Amplifiers for Photonic Integrated Circuits

Version 1 : Received: 8 August 2016 / Approved: 8 August 2016 / Online: 8 August 2016 (12:12:35 CEST)

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Vatarescu, A. Photonic Quantum Noise Reduction with Low-Pump Parametric Amplifiers for Photonic Integrated Circuits. Photonics 2016, 3, 61. Vatarescu, A. Photonic Quantum Noise Reduction with Low-Pump Parametric Amplifiers for Photonic Integrated Circuits. Photonics 2016, 3, 61.

Journal reference: Photonics 2016, 3, 61
DOI: 10.3390/photonics3040061

Abstract

An approximation-free and fully quantum optic formalism for parametric processes is presented. Phase-dependent gain coefficients and related phase-pulling effects are identified for quantum Rayleigh emission and the electro-optic conversion of photons providing parametric amplification in small scale integration of photonic devices. These mechanisms can be manipulated to deliver, simultaneously, sub-Poissonian distributions of photons as well as phase-dependent amplification in the same optical quadrature of a signal field.

Subject Areas

parametric conversion of photons; optically linear and electro-optic parametric interactions

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