Observation of rapid adiabatic passage in optical four-wave mixing

Xiaoyue Ding, Dylan Heberle, Kerrianne Harrington, Noah Flemens, Wei Zung Chang, Tim Birks, Jeffrey Moses

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We observe clear evidence of adiabatic passage between photon populations via a four-wave mixing process, implemented through a dispersion sweep arranged by a core diameter taper of an optical fiber. Photonic rapid adiabatic passage through the cubic electric susceptibility thus opens precise control of frequency translation between broadband light fields to all common optical media. Areas of potential impact include optical fiber and on-chip waveguide platforms for quantum information, ultrafast spectroscopy and metrology, and extreme light-matter interaction science.
Original languageEnglish
Article number153902
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number15
Early online date14 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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