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NONLINEAR OPTICS

A controlled cascade interference

Nonlinear optical effects enable sophisticated functionalities to generate and manipulate light. The precise control of two distinct nonlinear phenomena in a photonic chip can enhance a key optical nonlinearity that makes single-photon sources more efficient.

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Fig. 1: Direct and indirect photon-pair generation.

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Alegre, T.P.M., Wiederhecker, G.S. A controlled cascade interference. Nat. Phys. 18, 495–496 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-022-01587-y

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