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Efficient generation and detection of indistinguishable twin photons are at the core of quantum information and communications technology (Q-ICT). These photons are conventionally generated by spontaneous parametric down conversion (SPDC), which is a probabilistic process, and hence occurs at a limited rate, which restricts wider applications of Q-ICT. To… (More)
Millimeter-wave-band pulse formation was demonstrated by mixing cw lights and optical pulses extracted from optical comb signals. Millimeter wave pulse with the carrier frequency of 130 GHz and 10 ps-width was observed.
We report on timing jitter characteristics of ultrashort pulse trains generated by a Mach-Zehnder-modulator-based flat comb generator. By phase noise measurements, the rms timing jitter of the pulse generator was estimated to be 70 fs.
— We are developing a low noise heterodyne receiver at 3THz band for applications of atmospheric and astronomical research and for application of wireless communications. We have developed a phase-locking system of a terahertz quantum cascade laser (THz-QCL) by using a hot electron bolometer mixer. The THz-QCL was locked to terahertz reference generated by… (More)
THz waves in the 3 THz range have been generated by photonic down-conversion using a Mach-Zehnder-modulator-based flat comb generator. THz waves were detected by a hot electron bolometer mixer with a quantum cascade laser.
—Adaptive digital modulation in the optical domain is performed using an integrated optical modulator with a high symbol rate of 10 Gbaud. The optical digital-to-analogue conversion technique that employs an optical IQ modulator and a dual-polarization quadrature-phase-shift-keying (DP-QPSK) modulator is applicable to binary PSK, QPSK, and 16-ary quadrature… (More)