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Quantum nonlinear optics

Tailored single photons

A convenient optical scheme for compressing the bandwidth and tuning the frequency of single photons could allow photon qubits to be used in matter-based quantum memories. This development is also an important step towards arbitrary waveform generation of quantum states of light.

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Figure 1: Schematic of the upconversion and bandwidth compression scheme.


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Eisaman, M. Tailored single photons. Nature Photon 7, 345–346 (2013).

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