Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Microelectronics-Photonics (MS)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
2D Materials, Nanoscience, Photonics, Quantum Information
A novel controlled phase gate for photonic quantum computing is proposed by exploiting the powerful nonlinear optical responses of atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and it is shown that such a gate could elicit a π-rad phase shift in the outgoing electric field only in the case of two incident photons and no other cases. Firstly, the motivation for such a gate is developed and then the implementation of monolayer TMDs is presented as a solution to previous realization challenges. The single-mode case of incident photons upon a TMD is derived and is then used to constrain the more general multimode case, where the probability of producing a nonlinear response is approximated and evaluated for the tuning of various physical parameters within the system. The implications of the variability of these parameters are then discussed.
Klenke, C. (2022). Study of Single-Photon Wave-Packets with Atomically Thin Nonlinear Mirrors. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4687