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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2001
  • pp: 4050–4053

Theory of Photon-Pair Correlations in Parametric Downconversion in a Microcavity

Roger Andrews, Edward Roy Pike, and Sarben Sarkar  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 24, pp. 4050-4053 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.004050


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Abstract

A theory of spontaneous parametric downconversion in a nonlinear crystal that is placed inside a microcavity in the degenerate, collinear, type I arrangement is given. Both atom and field variables are fully quantized. The photon-correlation function for the entangled photon pairs produced has a much longer correlation time (~0.4 ns) than that without the cavity (of the order of subpicoseconds) and can be measured directly with fast photodetectors. We also calculate the resonant suppression and enhancement in the photon-pair count rate as a function of cavity length. The results are in qualitative agreement with recent downconversion experiments [Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2556 (1999)] in a 4.5-mm cavity.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

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Roger Andrews, Edward Roy Pike, and Sarben Sarkar, "Theory of Photon-Pair Correlations in Parametric Downconversion in a Microcavity," Appl. Opt. 40, 4050-4053 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-24-4050

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