Applied Physics B

, 122:13 | Cite as

Towards a quantum interface between telecommunication and UV wavelengths: design and classical performance

  • Helge RützEmail author
  • Kai-Hong Luo
  • Hubertus Suche
  • Christine Silberhorn
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Quantum Repeaters: From Components to Strategies


We propose and characterize a quantum interface between telecommunication wavelengths (1311 nm) and an Yb\({}^{+}\)-dipole transition (369.5 nm) based on a second-order sum-frequency process in a PPKTP waveguide. An external (internal) conversion efficiency above 5 % (10 %) is shown using classical bright light.


Conversion Efficiency Pump Power Lithium Niobate Poling Period Periodically Pole Lithium Niobate 
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We thank Harald Herrmann for helpful discussions and also the reviewers for useful comments, contributing to improve the manuscript. We acknowledge financial support provided by the German Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung within the QuOReP and framework.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helge Rütz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kai-Hong Luo
    • 1
  • Hubertus Suche
    • 1
  • Christine Silberhorn
    • 1
  1. 1.Integrierte QuantenoptikUniversität PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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