Detail Project and Funding

Nuovi cristalli non-lineari strutturati per l’estensione spettrale dei pettini di frequenza e per la generazione di stati quantistici ad alta efficienza

CRF DE NATALE / BELLINI Nuovi cristalli non-linear

Funded by: Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze  
Calls: Ricerca Scientifica ed Innovazione Tecnologica
Start date: 2010-02-22  End date: 2011-02-21
Total Budget: EUR 60.000,00  INO share of the total budget: EUR 60.000,00
Scientific manager: De Natale Paolo   and for INO is: De Natale Paolo

Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO)

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Abstract: The present project will study the design and use of new types of nonlinear crystals with appropriately engineered characteristics for applications to basic physics and for new technologies. In particular, we will focus on developing new compact and efficient sources of non-classical field states and in the parallel evolution of frequency comb sources. The ultimate goal of the project will be the convergence of the two technologies in the development of frequency combs with non-classical features.

INO’s Experiments/Theoretical Study correlated:
Quantum light state engineering
Optical frequency comb generation in the mid IR

The Scientific Results:
1) Frequency-comb-referenced mid-IR sources for next-generation environmental sensors
2) Optical frequency comb assisted laser system for multiplex precision spectroscopy
3) Direct link of a mid-infrared QCL to a frequency comb by optical injection
4) Quantum optics: The quantum picture of a detector