Difference-frequency generation with quantum-limited efficiency in triply-resonant nonlinear cavities

Ian B. Burgess, Alejandro W. Rodriguez, Murray W. McCutcheon, Jorge Bravo-Abad, Yinan Zhang, Steven G. Johnson, Marko Lončar

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Abstract

We present a comprehensive study of second-order nonlinear difference frequency generation in triply resonant cavities using a theoretical framework based on coupled-mode theory. We show that optimal "quantum-limited" conversion efficiency can be achieved at any pump power when the powers at the pump and idler frequencies satisfy a critical relationship. We demonstrate the existence of a broad parameter range in which all triply-resonant DFG processes exhibit monostable conversion. We also demonstrate the existence of a geometry-dependent bistable region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9241-9251
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - May 25 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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