Wolfgang Sohler

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Quantum teleportation is a cornerstone of quantum information science due to its essential role in several important tasks such as the long-distance transmission of quantum information using quantum repeaters. In this context, a challenge of paramount importance is the distribution of entanglement between remote nodes, and to use this entanglement as a(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)
Future multiphoton applications of quantum optics and quantum information science require quantum memories that simultaneously store many photon states, each encoded into a different optical mode, and enable one to select the mapping between any input and a specific retrieved mode during storage. Here we show, with the example of a quantum repeater, how to(More)
We demonstrate all-optical switching using the cascaded second order nonlinearity in a fully integrated, asymmetric Mach Zehnder interferometer implemented in lithium niobate channel waveguides. We obtained an 8:1 switching ratio. In all optical switching, the required nonlinear phase shift is produced by the light itself. Typically this phase shift has(More)
We investigated the preservation of information encoded into the relative phase and amplitudes of optical pulses during storage and retrieval in an optical memory based on stimulated photon echo. By interfering photon echoes produced in a single-mode Ti:Er:LiNbO(3) waveguide, we found that decoherence in the medium translates only as loss and not as(More)
Incoherent broad-bandwidth cw-pumping singly resonant Ti:LiNbO 3 integrated optical parametric oscillators, in the quasi-phase-matched nondegenerate type I {eee} configuration, may efficiently generate coherent signal output by the convection-induced phase-locking mechanism. The incoherence of the pump is absorbed by the idler wave, propagating at the same(More)