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Shifting colors for on-chip photonics

On-chip frequency shifters in the gigahertz range could be used in next generation quantum computers and networks

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Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

On-chip frequency shifters in the gigahertz range

image: In the top device, two coupled resonators form a figure eight-like structure. Input light travels from the waveguide through the resonators, entering as one color and emerging as another. The bottom device uses three coupled resonators: a small ring resonator, a long oval resonator called a racetrack resonator, and a rectangular-shaped resonator. As light speeds around the racetrack resonator, it cascades into higher and higher frequencies, resulting in a shift as high as 120 gigahertz. view more 

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