Multimode squeezing and quantum correlations of dissipative Kerr solitons in optical microresonators

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Kerr soliton microcombs are phase-locked frequency combs generated in a microresonator via a third-order optical nonlinearity. Since their first demonstration, soliton microcombs have found applications in spectroscopy, LiDAR, communications, and convolutional processing. Experimental studies of soliton microcombs have also revealed a wealth of interesting nonlinear dynamics, and fundamental research on the classical dynamics continues to-date. This thesis is divided into two parts: (I) the modeling and experimental observation of quantum processes in multimode nonlinear photonics; and (II) the engineering of silicon carbide-on-insulator (SiCOI) integrated photonics for nonlinear and quantum technologies. Part I is general to all Kerr integrated photonics platforms. However, in experimental realizations, the choice of photonics platform matters, not only because of a variation among materials in the raw strength of the nonlinearity but also because of additional properties that influence device engineering and ultimate performance. The development of the SiCOI nonlinear photonics platform enabled the experimental quantum optics demonstrations of this thesis, and will be the focus of Part II.


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Form electronic resource; remote; computer; online resource
Extent 1 online resource.
Place California
Place [Stanford, California]
Publisher [Stanford University]
Copyright date 2023; ©2023
Publication date 2023; 2023
Issuance monographic
Language English


Author Guidry, Melissa
Degree supervisor Vuckovic, Jelena
Thesis advisor Vuckovic, Jelena
Thesis advisor Fejer, Martin
Thesis advisor Safavi-Naeini, Amir
Degree committee member Fejer, Martin
Degree committee member Safavi-Naeini, Amir
Associated with Stanford University, School of Humanities and Sciences
Associated with Stanford University, Department of Applied Physics


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Statement of responsibility Melissa A. Guidry.
Note Submitted to the Department of Applied Physics.
Thesis Thesis Ph.D. Stanford University 2023.

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© 2023 by Melissa Guidry
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC).

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