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Quantum Frequency Conversion for Hybrid Quantum Networks


Information Technology Laboratory, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

RO# Location
50.77.11.B8345 Gaithersburg, MD

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Name E-mail Phone
Kuo, Paulina S 301.975.4105


Future quantum networks will consist of a mixture of different technologies that operate at different wavelengths. Our research focuses on photonic devices that can bridge these different wavelengths while maintaining the quantum properties. We study quantum frequency conversion (QFC) using high efficiency, nonlinear optical frequency conversion (sum- and difference-frequency generation). We are interested in properties of QFC devices, such as efficiency, noise, and bandwidth, and potential integration of QFC devices with qubit technologies.



Kuo PS, et al: “Reducing noise in single-photon-level frequency conversion.” Optics Letters 38: 1310, 2013

Kuo PS, et al: “Spectral response of an upconversion detector and spectrometer.” Optics Express 21: 22523, 2013

Kuo PS, et al: “Characterization of type II spontaneous parametric down-conversion in domain-engineered PPLN.” Proceedings of SPIE 9762: 976211, 2016


Quantum optics; Quantum communications; Nonlinear optics; Single photon; Lasers;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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