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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 16-21, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-889-6
Quantum Optical Sources and Processes (QFB)

Frequency Down-Conversion of Single Photons into the Telecom Band

Georgina A. Olivares-Renteria, Carlo Ottaviani, Giovanna Morigi, Helge Ruetz, Sebastian Zaske, Johannes A. L'huillier, and Christoph Becher


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We propose a practical implementation for single-photon down conversion based on difference frequency generation by a nonlinear crystal. A theoretical model is presented, where the quantum noise sources, relevant to the process, are identified.

© 2010 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications

G. A. Olivares-Renteria, C. Ottaviani, G. Morigi, H. Ruetz, S. Zaske, J. A. L'huillier, and C. Becher, "Frequency Down-Conversion of Single Photons into the Telecom Band," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper QFB3.

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