In linear communication channels, spectral components (modes) defined by the Fourier transform of the signal propagate without interactions with each other. In certain nonlinear channels, such as the one modelled by the classical nonlinear Schrödinger equation, there are nonlinear modes (nonlinear signal spectrum) that also propagate without interacting… (More)
The reversible transfer of quantum states of light into and out of matter constitutes an important building block for future applications of quantum communication: it will allow the synchronization of quantum information, and the construction of quantum repeaters and quantum networks. Much effort has been devoted to the development of such quantum memories,… (More)
We report an integrated photon pair source based on a CMOS-compatible microring resonator that generates multiple, simultaneous, and independent photon pairs at different wavelengths in a frequency comb compatible with fiber communication wavelength division multiplexing channels (200 GHz channel separation) and with a linewidth that is compatible with… (More)
Recent progress of wet etching of Z-cut LN, of inductively coupled plasma (ICP-) etching of X-cut LN, and of ICP-etching of proton-exchanged X-cut LN is reported to fabricate low loss ridge guides, micromechanical, and photonic crystal structures.
A platform for the realization of tightly-confined lithium niobate photonic devices and circuits on silicon substrates is reported based on wafer bonding and selective oxidation of refractory metals. The heterogeneous photonic platform is employed to demonstrate high-performance lithium niobate microring optical resonators and Mach-Zehnder optical… (More)
We overview our recent results on spatio-spectral control, diffraction management, broadband switching, and self-trapping of poly-chromatic light in periodic photonic lattices in the form of rainbow gap solitons, polychromatic surface waves, and multigap color breathers. We show that an interplay of wave scattering from a periodic structure and interaction… (More)
Plasma etching of lithium niobate with fluorine gases is limited by the redeposition LiF. This results in a low etch rate and nonvertically etched walls. Etching of proton-exchanged lithium niobate can prevent the LiF deposition to a large extent because of the greatly reduced lithium concentration in lithium niobate. We performed different inductively… (More)
Using optical phase conjugation with a polarization independent periodically-poled lithium-niobate subsystem, we demonstrate dense WDM 2x10Gbit/s RZ-DQPSK transmission over 10,200km of SSMF with a record accumulated dispersion, exceeding 80,000ps/nm.
The recent theoretical predictions and experimental observations of discrete surface solitons propagating along the interface between a one-or two-dimensional continuous medium and a one-or two-dimensional waveguide array are reviewed. These discrete solitons were found in second order (periodically poled lithium niobate) and third order nonlinear media,… (More)