3 March 2015 Connecting microwave and optical frequencies with a vibrational degree of freedom
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 9343, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII; 934309 (2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082941
Event: SPIE LASE, 2015, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
We describe the construction of a device that converts electromagnetic signals from microwave (7 GHz) to optical (282 THz) frequencies, and vice-versa. The frequency converter relies on a flexible silicon nitride membrane that is coupled via radiation pressure to both a microwave circuit and a Fabry-Perot cavity. The frequency converter achieves conversion efficiencies of ∼10%, and is potentially capable of frequency conversion of quantum signals.
© (2015) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
R. W. Andrews, R. W. Peterson, T. P. Purdy, K. Cicak, R. W. Simmonds, C. A. Regal, K. W. Lehnert, "Connecting microwave and optical frequencies with a vibrational degree of freedom", Proc. SPIE 9343, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII, 934309 (3 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082941; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2082941
PROCEEDINGS
8 PAGES


SHARE
KEYWORDS
Microwave radiation

Silicon

Fabry–Perot interferometers

Electromagnetism

Niobium

Frequency converters

Frequency conversion

Back to Top