Abstract

We demonstrate up-conversion with no statistically significant background photons and a dynamic range of 15 decades. Near-infrared 920 nm photons were converted into the visible at 577 nm using periodically poled lithium niobate waveguides pumped by a 1550 nm laser. In addition to achieving statistically noiseless frequency up-conversion, we report a high degree of phase preservation (with fringe visibilities ≥ 0.97) at the single-photon level using an up-converting Mach-Zehnder interferometer. This background-free process opens a path to single-photon detection with no intrinsic dark count. Combined with a demonstrated photon-number preserving property of an up-converter, this work demonstrates the feasibility of noiseless frequency up-conversion of entangled photon pairs.

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J.-T. Gomes, L. Delage, R. Baudoin, L. Grossard, L. Bouyeron, D. Ceus, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Laboratory demonstration of spatial-coherence analysis of a blackbody through an up-conversion interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 143904 (2014).
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2013 (5)

D. Ceus, L. Delage, L. Grossard, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Contrast and phase closure acquisitions in photon counting regime using a frequency upconversion interferometer for high angular resolution imaging,” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 430, 1529–1537 (2013).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

J.-T. Gomes, L. Grossard, D. Ceus, S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Demonstration of a frequency spectral compression effect through an up-conversion interferometer,” Opt. Express 21, 3073–3082 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

2012 (4)

S. Zaske, A. Lenhard, C. A. Keßler, J. Kettler, C. Hepp, C. Arend, R. Albrecht, W.-M. Schulz, M. Jetter, P. Michler, and C. Becher, “Visible-to-telecom quantum frequency conversion of light from a single quantum emitter,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147404 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Ates, I. Agha, A. Gulinatti, I. Rech, M. T. Rakher, A. Badolato, and K. Srinivasan, “Two-photon interference using background-free quantum frequency conversion of single photons emitted by an InAs quantum dot,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147405 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. De Greve, L. Yu, P. L. McMahon, J. S. Pelc, C. M. Natarajan, N. Y. Kim, E. Abe, S. Maier, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, R. H. Hadfield, A. Forchel, M. M. Fejer, and Y. Yamamoto, “Quantum-dot spin-photon entanglement via frequency downconversion to telecom wavelength,” Nature 491, 421–425 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

W. B. Gao, P. Fallahi, E. Togan, J. Miguel-Sanchez, and A. Imamoglu, “Observation of entanglement between a quantum dot spin and a single photon,” Nature 491, 426–430 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (3)

R. Ikuta, Y. Kusaka, T. Kitano, H. Kato, T. Yamamoto, M. Koashi, and N. Imoto, “Wide-band quantum interface for visible-to-telecommunication wavelength conversion,” Nat. Commun. 2, 1544 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. V. Polyakov, A. Muller, E. B. Flagg, A. Ling, N. Borjemscaia, E. Van Keuren, A. Migdall, and G. S. Solomon, “Coalescence of single photons emitted by disparate single-photon sources: The example of inas quantum dots and parametric down-conversion sources,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 157402 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2010 (1)

H. Takesue, “Single-photon frequency down-conversion experiment,” Phys. Rev. A 82, 013833 (2010).
[Crossref]

2008 (2)

R. Blatt and D. Wineland, “Entangled states of trapped atomic ions,” Nature 453, 1008–1015 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Dong, H. Pan, Y. Li, E. Wu, and H. Zeng, “Efficient single-photon frequency upconversion at 1.06 μm with ultralow background counts,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 071101 (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (1)

2006 (1)

2005 (1)

2004 (2)

B. Julsgaard, J. Sherson, J. I. Cirac, J. Fiurasek, and E. S. Polzik, “Experimental demonstration of quantum memory for light,” Nature 432, 482–486 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

1990 (1)

Abe, E.

K. De Greve, L. Yu, P. L. McMahon, J. S. Pelc, C. M. Natarajan, N. Y. Kim, E. Abe, S. Maier, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, R. H. Hadfield, A. Forchel, M. M. Fejer, and Y. Yamamoto, “Quantum-dot spin-photon entanglement via frequency downconversion to telecom wavelength,” Nature 491, 421–425 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Agha, I.

S. Ates, I. Agha, A. Gulinatti, I. Rech, M. T. Rakher, A. Badolato, and K. Srinivasan, “Two-photon interference using background-free quantum frequency conversion of single photons emitted by an InAs quantum dot,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147405 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Albota, M. A.

Albrecht, R.

S. Zaske, A. Lenhard, C. A. Keßler, J. Kettler, C. Hepp, C. Arend, R. Albrecht, W.-M. Schulz, M. Jetter, P. Michler, and C. Becher, “Visible-to-telecom quantum frequency conversion of light from a single quantum emitter,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147404 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Arend, C.

S. Zaske, A. Lenhard, C. A. Keßler, J. Kettler, C. Hepp, C. Arend, R. Albrecht, W.-M. Schulz, M. Jetter, P. Michler, and C. Becher, “Visible-to-telecom quantum frequency conversion of light from a single quantum emitter,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147404 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ates, S.

S. Ates, I. Agha, A. Gulinatti, I. Rech, M. T. Rakher, A. Badolato, and K. Srinivasan, “Two-photon interference using background-free quantum frequency conversion of single photons emitted by an InAs quantum dot,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147405 (2012).
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Badolato, A.

S. Ates, I. Agha, A. Gulinatti, I. Rech, M. T. Rakher, A. Badolato, and K. Srinivasan, “Two-photon interference using background-free quantum frequency conversion of single photons emitted by an InAs quantum dot,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147405 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Baudoin, R.

J.-T. Gomes, L. Delage, R. Baudoin, L. Grossard, L. Bouyeron, D. Ceus, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Laboratory demonstration of spatial-coherence analysis of a blackbody through an up-conversion interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 143904 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Becher, C.

S. Zaske, A. Lenhard, C. A. Keßler, J. Kettler, C. Hepp, C. Arend, R. Albrecht, W.-M. Schulz, M. Jetter, P. Michler, and C. Becher, “Visible-to-telecom quantum frequency conversion of light from a single quantum emitter,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147404 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Blatt, R.

R. Blatt and D. Wineland, “Entangled states of trapped atomic ions,” Nature 453, 1008–1015 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Borjemscaia, N.

S. V. Polyakov, A. Muller, E. B. Flagg, A. Ling, N. Borjemscaia, E. Van Keuren, A. Migdall, and G. S. Solomon, “Coalescence of single photons emitted by disparate single-photon sources: The example of inas quantum dots and parametric down-conversion sources,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 157402 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bouyeron, L.

J.-T. Gomes, L. Delage, R. Baudoin, L. Grossard, L. Bouyeron, D. Ceus, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Laboratory demonstration of spatial-coherence analysis of a blackbody through an up-conversion interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 143904 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ceus, D.

J.-T. Gomes, L. Delage, R. Baudoin, L. Grossard, L. Bouyeron, D. Ceus, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Laboratory demonstration of spatial-coherence analysis of a blackbody through an up-conversion interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 143904 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J.-T. Gomes, L. Grossard, D. Ceus, S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Demonstration of a frequency spectral compression effect through an up-conversion interferometer,” Opt. Express 21, 3073–3082 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Ceus, L. Delage, L. Grossard, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Contrast and phase closure acquisitions in photon counting regime using a frequency upconversion interferometer for high angular resolution imaging,” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 430, 1529–1537 (2013).
[Crossref]

Cirac, J. I.

B. Julsgaard, J. Sherson, J. I. Cirac, J. Fiurasek, and E. S. Polzik, “Experimental demonstration of quantum memory for light,” Nature 432, 482–486 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

De Greve, K.

K. De Greve, L. Yu, P. L. McMahon, J. S. Pelc, C. M. Natarajan, N. Y. Kim, E. Abe, S. Maier, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, R. H. Hadfield, A. Forchel, M. M. Fejer, and Y. Yamamoto, “Quantum-dot spin-photon entanglement via frequency downconversion to telecom wavelength,” Nature 491, 421–425 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Delage, L.

J.-T. Gomes, L. Delage, R. Baudoin, L. Grossard, L. Bouyeron, D. Ceus, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Laboratory demonstration of spatial-coherence analysis of a blackbody through an up-conversion interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 143904 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J.-T. Gomes, L. Grossard, D. Ceus, S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Demonstration of a frequency spectral compression effect through an up-conversion interferometer,” Opt. Express 21, 3073–3082 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Ceus, L. Delage, L. Grossard, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Contrast and phase closure acquisitions in photon counting regime using a frequency upconversion interferometer for high angular resolution imaging,” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 430, 1529–1537 (2013).
[Crossref]

Diamanti, E.

Dong, H.

H. Dong, H. Pan, Y. Li, E. Wu, and H. Zeng, “Efficient single-photon frequency upconversion at 1.06 μm with ultralow background counts,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 071101 (2008).
[Crossref]

Fallahi, P.

W. B. Gao, P. Fallahi, E. Togan, J. Miguel-Sanchez, and A. Imamoglu, “Observation of entanglement between a quantum dot spin and a single photon,” Nature 491, 426–430 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fejer, M. M.

Fiurasek, J.

B. Julsgaard, J. Sherson, J. I. Cirac, J. Fiurasek, and E. S. Polzik, “Experimental demonstration of quantum memory for light,” Nature 432, 482–486 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Flagg, E. B.

S. V. Polyakov, A. Muller, E. B. Flagg, A. Ling, N. Borjemscaia, E. Van Keuren, A. Migdall, and G. S. Solomon, “Coalescence of single photons emitted by disparate single-photon sources: The example of inas quantum dots and parametric down-conversion sources,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 157402 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Forchel, A.

K. De Greve, L. Yu, P. L. McMahon, J. S. Pelc, C. M. Natarajan, N. Y. Kim, E. Abe, S. Maier, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, R. H. Hadfield, A. Forchel, M. M. Fejer, and Y. Yamamoto, “Quantum-dot spin-photon entanglement via frequency downconversion to telecom wavelength,” Nature 491, 421–425 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fujiwara, M.

R. Ikuta, T. Kobayashi, H. Kato, S. Miki, T. Yamashita, H. Terai, M. Fujiwara, T. Yamamoto, M. Koashi, M. Sasaki, Z. Wang, and N. Imoto, “Nonclassical two-photon interference between independent telecommunication light pulses converted by difference-frequency generation,” Phys. Rev. A 88, 042317 (2013).
[Crossref]

R. Ikuta, T. Kobayashi, H. Kato, S. Miki, T. Yamashita, H. Terai, M. Fujiwara, T. Yamamoto, M. Sasaki, Z. Wang, M. Koashi, and N. Imoto, “Observation of two output light pulses from a partial wavelength converter preserving phase of an input light at a single-photon level,” Opt. Express 21, 27865–27872 (2013).
[Crossref]

Gao, W. B.

W. B. Gao, P. Fallahi, E. Togan, J. Miguel-Sanchez, and A. Imamoglu, “Observation of entanglement between a quantum dot spin and a single photon,” Nature 491, 426–430 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gomes, J.-T.

J.-T. Gomes, L. Delage, R. Baudoin, L. Grossard, L. Bouyeron, D. Ceus, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Laboratory demonstration of spatial-coherence analysis of a blackbody through an up-conversion interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 143904 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J.-T. Gomes, L. Grossard, D. Ceus, S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Demonstration of a frequency spectral compression effect through an up-conversion interferometer,” Opt. Express 21, 3073–3082 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Grossard, L.

J.-T. Gomes, L. Delage, R. Baudoin, L. Grossard, L. Bouyeron, D. Ceus, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Laboratory demonstration of spatial-coherence analysis of a blackbody through an up-conversion interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 143904 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J.-T. Gomes, L. Grossard, D. Ceus, S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Demonstration of a frequency spectral compression effect through an up-conversion interferometer,” Opt. Express 21, 3073–3082 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Ceus, L. Delage, L. Grossard, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Contrast and phase closure acquisitions in photon counting regime using a frequency upconversion interferometer for high angular resolution imaging,” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 430, 1529–1537 (2013).
[Crossref]

Gulinatti, A.

S. Ates, I. Agha, A. Gulinatti, I. Rech, M. T. Rakher, A. Badolato, and K. Srinivasan, “Two-photon interference using background-free quantum frequency conversion of single photons emitted by an InAs quantum dot,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147405 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hadfield, R. H.

K. De Greve, L. Yu, P. L. McMahon, J. S. Pelc, C. M. Natarajan, N. Y. Kim, E. Abe, S. Maier, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, R. H. Hadfield, A. Forchel, M. M. Fejer, and Y. Yamamoto, “Quantum-dot spin-photon entanglement via frequency downconversion to telecom wavelength,” Nature 491, 421–425 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hepp, C.

S. Zaske, A. Lenhard, C. A. Keßler, J. Kettler, C. Hepp, C. Arend, R. Albrecht, W.-M. Schulz, M. Jetter, P. Michler, and C. Becher, “Visible-to-telecom quantum frequency conversion of light from a single quantum emitter,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147404 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Herrmann, H.

J.-T. Gomes, L. Delage, R. Baudoin, L. Grossard, L. Bouyeron, D. Ceus, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Laboratory demonstration of spatial-coherence analysis of a blackbody through an up-conversion interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 143904 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Ceus, L. Delage, L. Grossard, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Contrast and phase closure acquisitions in photon counting regime using a frequency upconversion interferometer for high angular resolution imaging,” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 430, 1529–1537 (2013).
[Crossref]

J.-T. Gomes, L. Grossard, D. Ceus, S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Demonstration of a frequency spectral compression effect through an up-conversion interferometer,” Opt. Express 21, 3073–3082 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hofling, S.

K. De Greve, L. Yu, P. L. McMahon, J. S. Pelc, C. M. Natarajan, N. Y. Kim, E. Abe, S. Maier, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, R. H. Hadfield, A. Forchel, M. M. Fejer, and Y. Yamamoto, “Quantum-dot spin-photon entanglement via frequency downconversion to telecom wavelength,” Nature 491, 421–425 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ikuta, R.

R. Ikuta, T. Kobayashi, H. Kato, S. Miki, T. Yamashita, H. Terai, M. Fujiwara, T. Yamamoto, M. Koashi, M. Sasaki, Z. Wang, and N. Imoto, “Nonclassical two-photon interference between independent telecommunication light pulses converted by difference-frequency generation,” Phys. Rev. A 88, 042317 (2013).
[Crossref]

R. Ikuta, T. Kobayashi, H. Kato, S. Miki, T. Yamashita, H. Terai, M. Fujiwara, T. Yamamoto, M. Sasaki, Z. Wang, M. Koashi, and N. Imoto, “Observation of two output light pulses from a partial wavelength converter preserving phase of an input light at a single-photon level,” Opt. Express 21, 27865–27872 (2013).
[Crossref]

R. Ikuta, Y. Kusaka, T. Kitano, H. Kato, T. Yamamoto, M. Koashi, and N. Imoto, “Wide-band quantum interface for visible-to-telecommunication wavelength conversion,” Nat. Commun. 2, 1544 (2011).
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Imamoglu, A.

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

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R. Ikuta, Y. Kusaka, T. Kitano, H. Kato, T. Yamamoto, M. Koashi, and N. Imoto, “Wide-band quantum interface for visible-to-telecommunication wavelength conversion,” Nat. Commun. 2, 1544 (2011).
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Fig. 1 Mach-Zehnder interferometer up-conversion setup. HWP - half-wave plate, NDF - neutral-density filter, DM - dichroic mirror, PBS - polarizing beam-splitter, obj. - objective lens, asphere - aspheric collimation lens, BPF - band-pass filter, PM - mirror on a piezoelectric actuator, NPBS - non-polarizing beam-splitter, SMF - single-mode fiber, SPAD - single-photon avalanche diode.
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Fig. 2 Internal quantum conversion efficiency vs. input pump power in each arm of the interferometer. Squares and triangles are measured values in each channel, while the lines are linear fits.
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Fig. 3 Background spectra of up-converters. The peak of background i.e. at 775 nm is due to second-harmonic generation of the 1550 nm strong pump. The expanded scale regions (grey) show no background at the wavelength range of interest (i.e. around 577 nm).
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Fig. 4 Experimental demonstration of the interference fringes between the two up-converted beams with faint coherent state input at 919.5 nm at four input light levels. (dots: data; line: sine fit, provided as a guide to the eye)

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Table 1 Background count rates at ≈577 nm from sum frequency generating (SFG) waveguides due to strong pump. The generated background is the detected, dark count rate (DCR)-subtracted photon flux, corrected for crystal and optics transmission, coupling, and detection efficiency losses. Stated uncertainties represent one standard deviation statistical uncertainties.

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Table 2 Observed visibilities for four different 919.5 nm photon fluxes.

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