Frequency encoding is quickly becoming an attractive prospect for quantum information protocols owing to larger Hilbert spaces and increased resilience to noise compared to other photonic degrees of freedom. To fully make use of frequency encoding as a practical paradigm for quantum information processing, an efficient and simple source of frequency entanglement is required. Here, we present a single-pass source of discrete frequency-bin entanglement that does not use filtering or a resonant cavity. We use a domain-engineered nonlinear crystal to generate an eight-mode frequency-bin entangled source at telecommunication wavelengths. Our approach leverages the high heralding efficiency and simplicity associated with bulk crystal sources.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Computer Networks and Communications