Mid-infrared coincidence measurements based on intracavity frequency conversion

S. Piccione, M. Mancinelli, A. Trenti, G. Fontana, J. Dam, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, C. Pedersen, L. Pavesi

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Abstract

In the last years, the Mid Infrared (MIR) spectral region has attracted the attention of many areas of science and technology, opening the way to important applications, such as molecular imaging, remote sensing, free- space communication and environmental monitoring. However, the development of new sources of light, such as quantum cascade laser, was not followed by an adequate improvement in the MIR detection system, able to exceed the current challenges. Here we demonstrate the single-photon counting capability of a new detection system, based on efficient up-converter modules, by proving the correlated nature of twin photons pairs at about 3.1μm, opening the way to the extension of quantum optics experiments in the MIR.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVII
EditorsKonstantin L. Vodopyanov , Kenneth L. Schepler
Number of pages8
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventSPIE Photonics West LASE 2018: Real-time Measurements, Rogue Phenomena, and Single-Shot Applications III - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 27 Jan 20181 Feb 2018

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Photonics West LASE 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period27/01/201801/02/2018
SeriesProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10516
ISSN0277-786X

Keywords

  • MIR
  • Coincidence measurements
  • Frequency conversion
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Spontaneous parametric down conversion
  • MIR single photon detector
  • Room temperature MIR detector
  • MIR quantum optics

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Piccione, S., Mancinelli, M., Trenti, A., Fontana, G., Dam, J., Tidemand-Lichtenberg, P., Pedersen, C., & Pavesi, L. (2018). Mid-infrared coincidence measurements based on intracavity frequency conversion. In K. L. V., & K. L. S. (Eds.), Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVII SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol.. 10516 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2305713