Quantum optics: Enhanced quantum light generation

Jones, R. Jason
March 2010
Nature Photonics;Mar2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p138
Academic Journal
In this article, the authors comment on the research conducted by R. Krischek and colleagues which reports the use of an spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC) nonlinear crystal inside a passive optical cavity designed to dramatically enhance the power of the ultra-violet (UV) femtosecond laser pulses needed for the down-conversion process. They opine the work demonstrates an important application of UV femtosecond enhancement cavities (fsECs) to applications in ultrafast nonlinear optics.


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