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dc.contributor.authorGunther, Aimee Kirsten 15:43:55 (GMT) 15:43:55 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractWhile quantum properties of light promise much-needed enhancements to metrology, further development of quantum light sources and associated tools are needed to readily harness two-photon interactions via energy-time correlations. This thesis will discuss the experimental development of energy-time correlated photon pairs generated within the nonlinear material of bulk periodically-poled lithium niobate toward photon pair up-conversion. Joint spatial-spectral characterizations of this spontaneous parametric down-conversion source are modelled and measured using a unique single-shot spatial-spectral method. In addition, another telecommunication-wavelength entangled photon pair source is simulated and experimentally characterized through dispersive time-of-flight measurements. As required by the goal of biphoton frequency conversion, a prism compressor for enacting biphoton dispersion cancellation was built and later characterized using wavelength-scanning interferometry. With the amalgamation of these components and techniques, an experimental study of biphoton frequency conversion is constructed and characterized to elucidate this femtosecond-timescale quantum frequency conversion process.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectquantum opticsen
dc.subjectquantum frequency conversionen
dc.subjectspontaneous parametric down-conversionen
dc.subjectultrafast opticsen
dc.subjectenergy-time correlationsen
dc.subjectnonlinear opticsen
dc.subjectquantum physicsen
dc.titlePPLN-based photon pair sources toward biphoton quantum frequency conversionen
dc.typeDoctoral Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse and Astronomyen (Quantum Information)en of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen
uws.contributor.advisorJennewein, Thomas
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Scienceen

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