Efficient microwave frequency conversion mediated by a photonics compatible silicon nitride nanobeam oscillator

J.M. Fink, M. Kalaee, R. Norte, A. Pitanti, O. Painter, Quantum Science and Technology 5 (2020).

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Fink, Johannes MIST Austria ; Kalaee, M.; Norte, R.; Pitanti, A.; Painter, O.
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Microelectromechanical systems and integrated photonics provide the basis for many reliable and compact circuit elements in modern communication systems. Electro-opto-mechanical devices are currently one of the leading approaches to realize ultra-sensitive, low-loss transducers for an emerging quantum information technology. Here we present an on-chip microwave frequency converter based on a planar aluminum on silicon nitride platform that is compatible with slot-mode coupled photonic crystal cavities. We show efficient frequency conversion between two propagating microwave modes mediated by the radiation pressure interaction with a metalized dielectric nanobeam oscillator. We achieve bidirectional coherent conversion with a total device efficiency of up to ~60%, a dynamic range of 2 × 10^9 photons/s and an instantaneous bandwidth of up to 1.7 kHz. A high fidelity quantum state transfer would be possible if the drive dependent output noise of currently ~14 photons s^−1 Hz^−1 is further reduced. Such a silicon nitride based transducer is in situ reconfigurable and could be used for on-chip classical and quantum signal routing and filtering, both for microwave and hybrid microwave-optical applications.
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2020-05-25
Journal Title
Quantum Science and Technology
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5
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3
Article Number
034011
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Fink JM, Kalaee M, Norte R, Pitanti A, Painter O. Efficient microwave frequency conversion mediated by a photonics compatible silicon nitride nanobeam oscillator. Quantum Science and Technology. 2020;5(3). doi:10.1088/2058-9565/ab8dce
Fink, J. M., Kalaee, M., Norte, R., Pitanti, A., & Painter, O. (2020). Efficient microwave frequency conversion mediated by a photonics compatible silicon nitride nanobeam oscillator. Quantum Science and Technology, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.1088/2058-9565/ab8dce
Fink, Johannes M, M. Kalaee, R. Norte, A. Pitanti, and O. Painter. “Efficient Microwave Frequency Conversion Mediated by a Photonics Compatible Silicon Nitride Nanobeam Oscillator.” Quantum Science and Technology 5, no. 3 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1088/2058-9565/ab8dce.
J. M. Fink, M. Kalaee, R. Norte, A. Pitanti, and O. Painter, “Efficient microwave frequency conversion mediated by a photonics compatible silicon nitride nanobeam oscillator,” Quantum Science and Technology, vol. 5, no. 3, 2020.
Fink JM, Kalaee M, Norte R, Pitanti A, Painter O. 2020. Efficient microwave frequency conversion mediated by a photonics compatible silicon nitride nanobeam oscillator. Quantum Science and Technology. 5(3).
Fink, Johannes M., et al. “Efficient Microwave Frequency Conversion Mediated by a Photonics Compatible Silicon Nitride Nanobeam Oscillator.” Quantum Science and Technology, vol. 5, no. 3, 034011, IOP Publishing, 2020, doi:10.1088/2058-9565/ab8dce.
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