publication . Article . Preprint . 2018

Time reversal of arbitrary photonic temporal modes via nonlinear optical frequency conversion

Michael G. Raymer; Dileep V. Reddy; Steven J. van Enk; Colin J. McKinstrie;
Open Access
  • Published: 11 May 2018 Journal: New Journal of Physics, volume 20, page 53,027 (eissn: 1367-2630, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
Abstract
Single-photon wave packets can carry quantum information between nodes of a quantum network. An important general operation in photon-based quantum information systems is blind reversal of a photon's temporal wave-packet envelope, that is, the ability to reverse an envelope without knowing the temporal state of the photon. We present an all-optical means for doing so, using nonlinear-optical frequency conversion driven by a short pump pulse. This scheme allows for quantum operations such as a temporal-mode parity sorter. We also verify that the scheme works for arbitrary states (not only single-photon ones) of an unknown wave packet.
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Optics
free text keywords: General Physics and Astronomy, Quantum Physics, Physics - Optics, Photonics, business.industry, business, Photon, Quantum information, Optics, Quantum, Physics, Quantum network, Wave packet, Temporal logic, Bragg's law, Topology
Funded by
NSF| Fundamental Quantum Optics in Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1406354
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Physics
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NSF| Photon Temporal Modes as a Quantum Information Resource
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1521466
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